6 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster Without Melatonin Pills

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6 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster Without Melatonin Pills

Sleep is crucial for your overall health and well-being but according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 25 percent of American adults have reported inadequate sleep for at least 15 out of every 30 days. In addition, an estimated 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder such as insomnia or sleep apnea. If you aren’t getting the quality sleep you need or want to improve your sleep naturally, dietary and lifestyle changes can go a long way in helping you reach your goals. Clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Breus and Dr. Camilo Ruiz, a board-certified internist specializing in sleep medicine, shared their pill-free recommendations for anyone looking to get more rest and relaxation.

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Keep a Sleep Diary

Do you go to sleep at the same time every night? Are you always hitting the snooze button in the morning? What makes you toss and turn? One of the most effective ways to get your sleep back on track is to go to bed and wake up at the same times every day. To identify your sleep habits, Dr. Ruiz recommends documenting every time you get up and fall asleep, and any noteworthy symptoms and triggers that may relate to your sleep. You may be surprised to learn after a few weeks or months what your actual sleep schedule is or spot any patterns that may be interfering with your sleep.

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