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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Learn to Meditate

Both Dr. Breus and Dr. Ruiz agree that meditation can work wonders for sleep. Meditating leads to mindfulness and may alleviate the stress responsible for sleep disruption. Practice shifting your perspective and avoid dwelling on any problems or worries before bedtime so as not to disturb your sleep.

Watch: How to Meditate in 3 Easy Steps

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