How many times have you tossed and turned in bed just trying to fall asleep? Well part of that could be not sleeping on the best mattress in the world. But whether you have an old, terrible mattress or a nice Intellibed, you should be able to fall asleep. Staying asleep or waking up pain free would be a different story, but falling asleep shouldn’t be too tough.
So why do so many struggle to fall asleep? This is mostly due to lifestyle choices. By and large, Americans are a pretty sedentary people. We don’t get up and do much, and we love to eat. Eating all day and letting those calories stay in our bodies and not get used up is rough on sleep. If your body is full of energy, your mind might be tired and fatigued, but your body won’t want to fall asleep.
So how can you fall asleep faster? Here’s a quick and easy tip. This works best if you own a treadmill, but if not, you can do this outside if the weather is nice and there are hills in your area. If you want to check out some treadmills, go browse around this treadmill review site to find one.
Here’s what you do. First, put start your treadmill and put it to 2 mph so you are slowly walking. Now, increase the incline all the way up to 12% or whatever your treadmills maximum is. Now increase the speed of your treadmill until you are basically sprinting. For most this will be at 6-7 mph. Keep it there for 60 seconds, then drop it back down to 2 mph. Now put your incline back to 0% so you are level. Increase the speed to a sprint one more time for 60 seconds. Drop it back down to 2 mph and just walk until you have caught your breath. Once you have, you’re done!
That’s it. Just do that everyday, preferably later like after you have come home from work, and trust me, you will fall asleep in no time. But remember, if it takes you less than 5 minutes to fall asleep, there’s a good chance you are sleep deprived and need to sleep more. It takes most healthy people 5-10 minutes to fall asleep, and if you follow this simple treadmill workout tip, you can fall asleep quickly too.