How To Fall Asleep Fast

How To Fall Asleep Fast by Charles Sledge

Sleep is one of the most important parts of good health. If you don’t get good sleep you’re not going to have good health, it’s as simple as that. Sleep heals your body, makes your mind sharp, and brings knowledge that you learned during the day into a deeper level of the mind. Sleep is critical to your development. I’ve written bout how to have a good night’s sleep before and in this article I want to show you my method for falling asleep lightning fast without drugs or supplements.

Most of us toss and turn in our beds trying to fall asleep and eventually do only late in the night after exhaustion. We then wake to groggy minds and tired bodies. Making for a crappy day to say the least. Wouldn’t it be nice if once you put your head on the pillow you’d be drifting off into your dreamland in less than five minutes? There are many methods that claim to do this for you such as breathing techniques and meditation. And why they certainly help they are not nearly as effective as what I have found.

How To Fall Asleep Quickly

I first picked this up from a lucid dreaming site. I don’t remember which one otherwise I’d link to it. While it’s something I’ve only dabbled in lucid dreaming has always interested me and something I have wanted to investigate further. I’d never thought I’d come away with a way to fall asleep quicker than I ever had before. While I don’t know the exact science behind why this works I’ll explain the gist of it.

Essentially stillness brings you closer to sleep and movement takes you away from the sleep state. Pretty obvious but when you look at it, it makes sense. This means things like re-positioning, itching, and stretching will all bring you away from the sleep state and towards the awake state. So essentially to fall asleep fast this requires that you do not move. Even moving your eyes about can move you towards the awake state. Falling asleep fast requires no movement.

Sounds Simple, Because It Is

This sounds simple and that’s because it is. Simply lack of movement will bring you to the sleep state quicker than any breathing technique (which can actually keep you awake because it requires conscious thought as well as movement). However just because it’s simple does not mean that it is easy. You see your mind is going to send out signals to your body to see if it is ready for sleep. Things like a small itch, a desire to move your legs, or a want to re-position.

When you respond to these signals your mind then gets the message that you still want to stay awake. Ignoring these signals is required for falling into a deep sleep quickly. This is something that takes time and practice. At first (unless you are really tired) it’s going to annoy you and ironically take effort. However you’ll eventually train yourself to ignore these messages to stay awake and your mind will put you to sleep much quicker. Falling asleep fast can add tremendously to the quality of your life and that’s not an exaggeration.

No More Sleepless Nights

So before you take supplements, try some breathing technique, or spend big bucks on a new mattress first try simply not moving. I was very surprised how effectively this worked the first time I tried it and have been using it ever since. Remember even moving your eyes is going to move you somewhat towards the awake state. This is something that takes practice to develop but is worth it when you finally do. You can fall asleep anywhere. Whether to take a quick nap to think problems over or to fall into a deep sleep for good dreams.

This is one of the reasons why when you’re tired you fall asleep so much faster. Because you’re tired you don’t move and because you don’t move your mind gets into the sleep state much quicker. I find that the best way to do this is to lie on my back with my hands at my side. It may be different for you but for me it’s easiest to stay still in this position.


So there you have it a simple and very effective to way to get to sleep fast. No more staring at the ceiling hoping to fall asleep and ending up tired and groggy in the morning. Master this and you’ll be able to fall asleep whenever you want whenever you want. Don’t plan on mastering it on the first night unless you’re dead tired. It’s going to take time but it’s well worth it.

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-Charles Sledge

Charles Sledge

  • Interesting concept here. The past few weeks, I have had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. The only thing I can credit this to is a change at work. Not a huge change mind you but enough to change my work schedule up just a bit and introduce a little stress. Usually I’m lying in bed at 11:00PM still wide awake whereas before, I’d be nearly unconscious by 9:30PM.
    Will give this a shot tonight and see if it helps.

    • Ah yeah it’s funny how seemingly little changes can throw our rhythm off. Go for it, I was surprised how well it worked for me.

      • Just a follow up. The trick seemed to work. I resisted the urge to move around in bed and I found myself drifting off pretty quickly.
        This technique gets the Gentleman Jak Seal of Approval.