5 Science Based Hacks To Fall Asleep Instantly

It's often hard to calm your brain and body down at bedtime. With that in mind, Elite Daily has compiled this list of science-based hacks that will help you help you fall asleep more quickly. Here they are:

Cool down your brain. A study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine showed that keeping your brain cooled down can help with insomnia. A simple solution is to keep your bedroom at a cool temperature when you go to sleep, or to invest in a cooling mattress pad.

Take a sleepy supplement at bedtime. Magnesium boots up the parasympathetic nervous system (which is the body's control room for calming you down), which ultimately helps you relax and chill out. 

Do this one breathing technique. Here's how you do it: Inhale to a count of four, hold your breath for a count of seven, and exhale for a count of eight. Repeat as much as you need to.

Keep your socks on. A study published in the international science journal Nature found that keeping your feet warm helps you fall asleep more quickly.

Splash your face with cold water. The dunk specifically allows for an added shock-and-relax response to your nervous system. 

One of my coworkers just gave me "Tart Cherry" to try tonight, you can find it at a natural food store. He swears by it, we will see if it works!

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