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Secrets to Sleep: How to Fall Asleep Faster

— by Sealy on Jun 13, 2022

We’ve all been there before – those nights when your body is completely exhausted but your brain keeps running a full marathon. While there are a million reasons that may keep you up at night, below are a few tips and tricks to help you fall asleep faster.

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Get on a Schedule

While to some it may sound simple and to others completely impossible, first and foremost, you should try to get on a schedule. As your body begins to adjust to a consistent bedtime, you may find that it’s easier to fall asleep.

And as time goes on, your internal clock will tell your body to stay alert during the day and get sleepy at night. Part of your schedule should also be allowing 30-45 minutes at night to “wind down” before getting into bed. This lets your body and mind relax and get ready for sleep.

Enjoy Both Daylight and Darkness

This tip goes hand in hand with getting on a schedule. When you allow your body to experience both daylight and darkness, your body will register when it’s time to be awake and when you should sleep. It should be noted that for some, work or home life schedules may not allow them to sleep at night and be awake during the day.

Get Moving

While exercising may not be your favorite thing in the world, it can often help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. Don’t worry – we’re not talking about signing up for a new CrossFit class, but something as simple as a walk or bike ride in the early evening can still be helpful.

Exercise at any point in the day is beneficial to your health and wellness, but according to the National Library of Medicine, exercising early in the morning seems to be the most impactful for improving your quality of sleep.


If a traditional workout isn’t your style, you can always try out yoga. Yoga and meditation are two incredible tools to help slow down and prepare your mind for bed. Yoga has dozens of benefits, including releasing stress and tension in your body.

Like yoga, meditation can increase your melatonin levels and help your brain reach a state of mind where sleep is more easily achieved.

Bed-Time Routine

It’s not always as simple as brushing your teeth, doing your skincare routine, putting on your pajamas, crawling into bed, and then sleeping. You can follow all the right steps and still not be able to fall asleep once you lie down.

To help combat these struggles, turn off all electronics, try aromatherapy, listen to relaxing music or a sound machine, practice writing before bed, and stop checking the time.

Get Comfy

The last step in helping you fall asleep faster is making sure you’re comfortable. Lucky for you, we know a thing or two about great beds. If switching positions, rotating your pillow, or losing a blanket doesn’t help you get to sleep, there might be a bigger problem at hand.

Your mattress and pillow are essential to helping you feel fully rested when morning rolls around. Knowing what you need in a mattress is crucial when finding the right fit. For example, if you prefer a firmer feel, then you’ll want to stay away from extra-soft memory foam or pillow-top options.

Fortunately, whether you prefer springs, memory foam, or a combination of both, Sealy® has a mattress you’ll love! You can view all of our mattress options here:

Sources: National Library of Medicine, Healthline

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