5 ways to relax before falling asleep

Nerves, tension, stress, sometimes one is not relaxed enough to fall asleep. Instead of taking pills or other things, here are five things that can help.

  1. Deep breathing exercises: Slow, deep breathing has been shown to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
  2. Progressive muscle relaxation: This technique involves tensing and then relaxing each muscle group in the body, helping to release tension and promote a sense of calm.
  3. Guided imagery: Listening to a guided imagery script or visualization can help to calm the mind and prepare for sleep.
  4. Yoga or gentle stretching: Gentle yoga poses or stretching can help to relax the body and prepare for sleep.
  5. Mindfulness meditation: Mindfulness meditation can help to focus the mind and promote a sense of calm and relaxation, making it easier to fall asleep.