Who It’s For: If you do not fall asleep within 15 minutes of your head hitting the pillow, you are losing valuable sleep time on a daily basis. The average person needs between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. While some people may be in bed for that long each night, many are not sleeping the whole time. If you can train your body to fall asleep fast, then you could gain 30 to 60 minutes of sleep or more each night. It all starts with changing some habits and developing some new skills.
What You’ll Do: In order to fall asleep fast, you need to retrain your body. For four weeks, you’ll break habits that are bad for sleep and develop new skills to help you to fall asleep fast. Some of the habits to change include not reading and watching TV in bed, altering your behaviors in the hour leading up to sleep and working on evening eating habits. Some skills you will develop include relaxation, not languishing in bed and exposing yourself to more daylight. Specifically, you’ll work on the following skills, one each week: