Tips To Help You Get To Sleep Quicker


I love sleep just as much as the next person, but sometimes after a long day it can be hard to shut off my brain and fall asleep quickly. Which makes getting up early in the morning a hard task too. I’ve tried many things to help me fall asleep quicker, and through trial and error I’ve found what works for me. So I thought I would share with you some of my tips to help you get to sleep quicker!

Put Your Phone + electronics away 30 minutes Before Bed

It’s important to unwind before bed, and being on our electronics prevents that. So make it a part of your routine that at least 30 minutes before bed you put all of your electronics – phone, laptop, iPads, etc., away.

No electronics in Bed

It’s also important that you don’t use your electronics in bed. Your bed should be for sleeping, not endlessly scrolling through social media. Since the bed is so comfortable, often we get so relaxed when on our phones that we don’t realize the time. So make it a rule that you don’t use electronics while in bed.

Read a book

A great way to relax before bed and fill the time without your phone, is to read a book. It can be anything from poetry, thrillers, to a more educational book or even a magazine. Reading is good for the soul and your brain. To get some ideas be sure to give my fall book recommendations post a read!

Pillow Mist

Another way to help relax and calm your mind before bed is to use a scent. Pillow mists are great because while you sleep you are breathing in the calming aroma. But you can also use a lotion or essential oil too. Find a scent that works best at calming you, but I would highly recommend anything with lavender in it.

ASMR videos

The one thing that has helped me so much with falling asleep is ASMR videos. I discovered them over the summer and they are perfect for relaxing me and helping me fall asleep. There are so many different types of ASMR videos on Youtube, so have a search and find what works best for you. I know this goes against the not using electronics in bed, but if you are going to watch ASMR videos make sure your phone is on do not disturb. This means no notifications will come through, so you won’t be tempted to do anything else but watch the videos.

Write Out Thoughts 30 minutes before bed to clear your mind

One of the main reasons why most people have a hard time going to bed is because we can’t stop thinking. Whether it’s worrying about future events, thinking about what you should of done differently, or your brain just decided to start going a mile a minute before bed. So to help, 30 minutes before bed sit down, get a notebook, and write out your thoughts. It can be about your day, the positive and negative things that happened, or whatever is on your mind.

Sound Machine to block out noise

I have been using a sound/noise machine since I was a kid, and I can’t sleep without it. If you live in a busy area, or with other people, this is the perfect way to drown out any unwanted noises. There are so many different noises you can choose from – the ocean, rain, forest, white noise, just to name a few. So find what works best for you!

And those are my tips for getting to sleep quicker! Be sure to give them a try and figure out what works best for you.


18 responses to “Tips To Help You Get To Sleep Quicker”

  1. Feli says:

    Thank you so much for the advice. Especially when I have to work a lot I suffer from insomnia but I am sure you helped me!
    xx Feli from PASSION HEARTS

  2. E. says:

    Thank you so much for these tips! I always mistake when I am in bed and I can’t sleep and I take my phone… so bad E… because I don’t get to sleep quick and I also have my eyes tired with this phone lights on an dark room.
    One of the most interesting tips is to write your thoughts. I think it can work with me because I use to think about what I have to do next day and all my week when I close my eyes.

    • Kara Callahan says:

      I’m so glad you liked these tips E! I hope they can help, and I use to do the same thing with planning what I was going to do the next day while trying to fall asleep x

  3. ellie says:

    i’ve been trying to improve my sleep for the longest, so thanks for this post! so helpful!
    ellie |

  4. Katherine says:

    I’m guilty of always being on my phone in bed. I really want to try pillow mists, I hear good things!

  5. Marina W says:

    seriously indeed of some of these advices and tips 🙂 Great post!

    – Marina

  6. Stacey says:

    Great post and tips for better sleep! I use to have really bad insomnia and it was mostly from thinking too much with a mix of using my phone in bed. I now read a book or write in my journal before bed and it has helped so much! I also watch ASMR videos! The sound of paper gets me so tired every time :]

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you so much Stacey! ASMR videos are my go-to for falling asleep. The sound of paper is so good!

  7. Being someone who’s a nocturnal creature, sleeping in time has always been a huge struggle for me. My habit of staying on my phone or laptop late definitely contributes to the problem, high time I need to keep these habits in check. Thanks for sharing these great tips 🙂
    Happy holidays!

    • Kara Callahan says:

      I’m so glad these tips could help Ankita! Happy holidays, and I hope you have a great new year! x

  8. Katya says:

    I know no matter how tiring the day was, it is a little difficult finding that good wanted to sleep. Phones are the greatest distractions causing this. Keep your electronics away and you will sure to have a good sleep more than a day.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  9. Beautiful blog post. I almost screamed when you said “no phone in bed” but you’re right. lol I need to take this advice. I love the part when you mentioned to add a sound machine in your night routine because I have a meditation playlist that is perfect for that. Thank you for sharing.

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you! I was the same way when I came to the conclusion that using my phone in bed wasn’t the best thing haha. I’m so glad the post could help! x

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