HOW TO SLEEP 8 HOURS IN 3 HOURS: Can I function on 3 hours of sleep?
Sleep is a precious resource, and most of us don’t get enough of it. Unfortunately, our busy lives tend to make us prioritize other things over sleep—like work or social commitments. But what if there were an easy way to get more rest? According to science, there is: use these steps to fall asleep faster and sleep better than ever before!
Find a comfortable position.
To get a good night’s sleep, you need to find a comfortable position. Try these tips:
- Keep your head and neck in line with the rest of your spine. Use a pillow that supports them properly; don’t just throw one on top of them to get rid of it! If you’re having trouble finding the right pillow for yourself, talk to someone who knows about pillows (like an expert at the store where you bought this book) or go online and search for “best sleeping pillows” or something similar.
- Try sleeping on your side or back as much as possible–this is especially important if you wake up feeling stiff when lying flat on either side during the day! Sleeping flat on one’s stomach isn’t recommended because it puts pressure on organs like lungs and hearts that aren’t designed to support weight evenly distributed across their surface area; this can cause discomfort during breathing cycles throughout an entire night’s sleep cycle (which lasts about eight hours).
Create an environment that promotes rest.
Set the stage for rest. A dark room and quiet environment are key to getting a good night’s sleep, so try to create this as much as possible by turning off your phone, TV and other devices that emit light or sound. If you live in an apartment building with thin walls or neighbors who like to talk loudly on their phones at 2 am, consider using earplugs or white noise machines (you can even download apps for them).
If you’re able to create a cool temperature in your bedroom–even cooler than usual–it will help induce sleepiness by lowering body temperature and slowing down metabolic activity throughout the body.
Sleep with your head elevated.
- Sleeping with your head elevated helps to prevent snoring and sleep apnea, which is a condition where the airway becomes blocked while you’re asleep. It also prevents neck pain, headaches, and other issues that can occur when you don’t get enough oxygen during sleep. There are many options for elevating your head while you lie down: pillows; wedges under each side of the mattress; or even just putting books underneath the corners of the bed frame!
Reduce the light in the room.
The first step to getting a better night’s sleep is reducing the amount of light in the room. This can be done by using curtains or blinds, turning off lights and using a sleep mask. If you don’t want to turn off all of your lights completely, try turning on just one small lamp at eye level in your bedroom so that it doesn’t feel like you’re sleeping in complete darkness.
If you’re feeling brave enough for another tip: try sleeping with no clothes on! It may sound weird but studies have shown that this helps people fall asleep faster because they feel more comfortable naked than clothed (this goes back as far as ancient Egypt).
Silence your phone.
The first step to sleeping is turning off your phone. If you’re like me, this is an easy step for you because you’re already used to putting your phone on silent at night or leaving it in another room entirely. However, if this isn’t something that comes naturally for you (and even if it does), I recommend trying out some of these tips:
- Turn off the ringer! This seems obvious but many people forget their phones are still vibrating when they don’t hear anything when they wake up in the morning. Also, make sure all notifications are disabled so that nothing can disturb your sleep!
- Put it on silent! If possible (and safe), put your phone somewhere far away from where you sleep at night–like another room or outside–so that even if someone calls during the night and wakes up other people in the house with their loud ringing sound coming through their speakers near their heads’ ears, no one will hear anything except maybe themselves thinking about how annoying it was when they woke up early again today because someone called us from across town instead of just calling back later like normal people would do if they had more common sense than us
If you follow these tips, you can fall asleep faster and sleep better than you do now.
I’m sure you’ve heard, “You need eight hours of sleep!” But how many people actually get that much? Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, chances are that your body is not getting all it needs and this can lead to a variety of health problems.
If you want to get better quality sleep and fall asleep faster, try these tips!
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