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Fall Asleep Easier

I have been struggling with insomnia for most of my life and have had a lot of practice at mastering techniques to help me get to sleep easier.



Some people get really freaked out by strangers whispering in their ears, but this relaxes me to no end. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen asleep listening to ASMR videos. My personal favorite is a good roleplay video, but there’s so many options to choose from. (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=asmr


I am such a grandma doing sudoku puzzles before bed, but I swear it helps. I usually do a puzzle or two while watching something on Netflix. Multitasking is tiring. If sudoku isn’t your thing, then try what my actual grandma does: crosswords. (https://sudoku.game/)

Relaxing Music

Sometimes it’s just nice to put on classical music and lay in a cozy bed. Brooklyn Duo is incredible. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_9hHaw0n1Vbbld6cXyh6A)


This sounds crazy, but Michael Seeley’s YouTube page knocks me out (in a good way). It’s pretty similar to ASMR in the soft spoken words but not as involved. (https://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelSealey


I guess this depends what type of book you’re reading. Please do not start a book before bed. That’s a sure way to stay up all night trying to finish. But maybe finish one up. You can go to sleep satisfied.


You gotta do what you gotta do. I prefer the melatonin gummies, but recently I’ve tried the pill form. Not as tasty, but it works all the same.


Sometimes doing yoga before bed can be so relaxing. There are plenty of videos on YouTube to choose from, and some you can even do from your bed. Yoga With Adriene is my personal favorite. (https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene)


I feel young again coloring. Whether it’s adult coloring books or ones with Care Bears in them (yes, that’s what I have), it’ll help relax you enough to drift off comfortably.


Journaling before bed is proven to help you sleep better because you can get rid of all the stressful thoughts that may keep you awake at night.

Drink Tea

No, not that kind of tea. Drink a soothing caffeine free tea before bed to calm your mind and body.

No matter what technique helps you rest easier, just please make sure to get your beauty sleep.

Jessica Garrison is a professional writing major and women's, gender, and sexuality studies minor at Kutztown University.
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