According to scientists, seven to eight hours of sleep at night are necessary for an average adult to invigorate and refresh their body and mind. But what if you don’t have so many hours available tonight?

In order to get enough sleep in 4-5 hours, you need to follow a set of sleep tips. Let’s explore a quick sleep technique that will allow you to get quality rest in fewer hours.

Quick sleep technique

In our hectic age of busy schedules and fast rhythms of life, we don’t always get the chance to get proper rest. Here is a technique with the help of which any person can get enough sleep in 4-5 hours and feel relaxed and full of energy the next morning. To do this, follow these sleep tips:

Relax before you go to sleep. You should never go to sleep with all your worries and problems rushing through your mind. That is why 10-15 minutes before going to bed, think of something beautiful or listen to soothing music.

You could also use special accessories for sleep to help you relax. This may be a relaxing herbal pillow (hop cones are especially great for this), sleeping eye mask, and earplugs.

Do not load your stomach at bedtime and do not overeat at night. Otherwise, your body will use all its resources on digesting food, keeping your brain alert.

Take a warm shower before going to bed. This is not just a means of hygiene but also an excellent way to ‘flush away’ all the concerns, problems, and negative emotions of the day. Water will ‘take’ them away and relax your body.

Sleep under a warm blanket. While there are studies that show that sleeping in a cold room can be beneficial, using a heavy, warm blanket has a relaxing effect and allows you to fall asleep faster.

All of these tips take into account the three basic components of quality and healthy sleep: bed arrangement, sleeping environment, and your emotional state before going to bed.

It is understandable if you may happen to have limited time available for sleep on some nights. For example, you might need to finish an important presentation or are reading for tomorrow’s test. This is when you will need this quick sleep technique.

However, please keep in mind that regular sleep deprivation has detrimental effects on your mental and physical health. For this reason, do your best to adjust your routine and aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep.

Anna LeMind, B.A.

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    Manish Pratap Singh Chandel

    Hey Anna

    Hope you are keeping safe and healthy.

    Its very interesting piece of information however I never tried altering my sleep cycle. I sleep for 6 hours a night however due to increased performance pressure and my zeal to learn new things are demanding to train my body to attain the 5 hour sleep cycle.

    Like you I am also a psychology student. What do you suggest? How to start it?

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