How to get to sleep in just five minutes

What you eat before bed can affect how well you sleep


Nick Dawson

  • 13:49, 13 FEB 2022

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It's not always easy to fall asleep
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A good night’s kip is essential to help you feel energised throughout the day, but it can be difficult to nod off when your head hits the pillow.

Fortunately, there are some top tips for falling asleep in as fast as five minutes, and none of them involve counting sheep.

Sleep experts from have revealed their best advice on how to fall asleep quickly.

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Consistency is vital when fixing your sleep schedule, as changing when you go to bed can confuse your body’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm.

You should aim to go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day, which will eventually train you physically to know when it’s sleepy time.

Long naps should be avoided during the daytime, as these can throw off your sleep schedule, delaying sleep onset at night.

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