The ultimate gift that God has given us is the gift of sleep. The serene time of our lives wherein we forget all our troubles, escape reality and pretend to marry Leonardo DiCaprio. It really is amazing. However, as incredible as it is, some of us are unlucky in experiencing it. Falling asleep can be a real task sometimes. Despite being exhausted, some people have a lot of trouble falling asleep, and if you’re of those, you know just how terrible that feeling is. So, we asked Malini’s Girl Tribe for some quirky, quick and easy tips to fall asleep.
1. A Cup Of Bournvita
Bournvita is like your childhood in a cup. While it energises you through your school day and gully cricket, it also has the magical ability to take that energy away. Having a warm cup of milk with Bournvita before sleeping may help you fall asleep faster. Plus, it tastes delicious.
2. Watch Race 3
Race 3 was a roller-coaster of emotions, many being emotions of boredom. This tip is extremely unusual, but it may do just the trick. After all, what you do before falling asleep is up to you. Your business is your business, none of our business.
3. Put Garlic Under The Pillow
Believe it or not, there is actual science behind this tip. Putting garlic under your pillow results in a release of sulphurous compounds during the night, which has a calming effect on us. Hence, it helps us fall asleep faster and deeper. How very (c)lovely!
4. Hear The Sound Of (Waves) Music
A glass of water is good for the body and the noise of water is good for the mind. The sound of waves have a placid and calming effect on us and help us sleep quicker. Many people are uncomfortable sleeping in silence, and this is a great way to solve that.
5. Use Lots Of Lavender
Malini’s Girl Tribe really stressed on the use of lavender, whether it was drinking lavender tea, rubbing on lavender oil or lighting a lavender-scented candle. Lavender is clearly pure magic when it comes falling asleep. It smells, tastes and looks really good too!
6. Count Backwards
All of life’s problems can be solved by simple math, and this is yet another example of that. Counting backwards is an old, but a golden trick to falling asleep. Like all math, this too drains out your brain and before you know it, you are snoring away.
7. Have Children
This one is a double-edged sword and can go either way, really. Either your children will keep you up the entire night or tire you out so much in the day that you instantly crash in your bed. We recommend not to experiment with this tip as it is rather permanent and may not help you sleep.
8. Don’t Think About Falling Asleep
This is self-explanatory. The more you think about falling asleep, the more pressure you put on yourself. And this just leads to stress which does the exact opposite of helping you sleep. Instead, try thinking about a calm memory, listening to nature sounds and basically focusing on anything but sleep, and it should do the trick.
Sleep is an essential service, especially during these stressful times. Lack of sleep can have extremely harmful effects on your body and mind. However, if these tips don’t work for you and you find yourself struggling to fall asleep and battling insomnia, please do consult a doctor or a therapist.
What did you think about these quirky tricks to fall asleep? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.