This guest post is from our friend Pippa Duncan, a writer for She takes pride in helping people get a better night’s sleep, and was so excited to offer some great tips for all of you to use!


How To Fall Asleep Fast When You’re Not Tired

We’ve all gone to bed and spent the next few hours tossing and turning because our body just doesn’t want to shut off. If you are anything like me, when in this situation you would like to know a few tips and techniques that can help relax the body, and thus in-turn, help you to fall asleep quickly.

Below I’ve listed 5 top tips and techniques anyone can use to achieve this, and what you need to avoid to stop it happening to you again in the future. Take a look and try to remember a few to use next time you have some trouble falling asleep!

Tips To Help You Fall Asleep

1. Inhale Through Just One Nostril:

This is a century old breathing technique that helps relieve pressure and relax the body, and it works very similar to the holding your breath trick when suffering with hiccups

2.  Eyeball Exercises:

Close your eyes and roll your eyeballs up, down and side to side. This is essentially an exercise for your eyeballs and will trick the body into releasing melatonin, the sleep hormone which triggers your body to fall asleep.

Fallm asleep
How to fall alseep fast

3. Listen to Soothing Music:

Listening to the sound of rain dropping, or birds singing in the rainforest etc can help relax you and thus in turn, helps you fall asleep fast.

4. Read A Book:

Reading a book just before going to bed can help get your eyes to feel tired, and usually, helps you to drop off before you even know it.

Foods to help you fall asleep

I’m an Image Caption ready-to-use.

Photograph by Lorem Ipsum via Unsplash

5.  Eat Foods That Are Rich In Tryptophan:

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that you could say is a natural ‘sleeping supplement’ that is contained in many foods that include eggs, milk, and nuts to sesame seeds, tofu, fish, chicken, cheese and turkey.

Using these tips and techniques will assure a great night’s sleep, and avoid the dreaded ‘tossing and turning’ syndrome we all suffer from time to time.

But while these are encouraged for a good night’s sleep, there are also things you should avoid that include:


It is well known that caffeine is a stimulant and all stimulants should be avoided before bed.


If you use a laptop in bed or have your phone on full brightness this is going to trick your brain into thinking it’s still light and not ready for sleep. Instead, try to sleep in full darkness, or if you need a light keep it on the lowest brightness possible.

How to fall alseep fast

These are the main two things you want to avoid, and are the main reason many of us struggle to drop off at night.

Hope you enjoyed these tips and techniques and don’t forget to use them the next time your eyes and mind just don’t want that needed 8 hours of sleep.

About Pippa

Pippa Duncan is an author and content creator for is the world’s best resource for mattress reviews, tips, advice and more. With many in-depth articles over 4,000 words of helpful information.