Nothing is more frustrating than your body refusing to sleep the night before an important day. Extreme feelings of anger can set in after realizing how awful you will feel tomorrow, because your body stubbornly lays awake. We have all been there, when our bodies would rather stare at the ceiling and clock, rather than have a dream despite absolute exhaustion. Unfortunately, getting mad only exacerbates the problem. Sara Schwartz posted an article on with a list of 15 things you can do to relax and fall asleep. This list is nice because these 15 items are actually very simple to do, and they are all backed by science in some way. This article is worth checking out, because an informative and concise description is given for each point detailing the scientific reasons and evidence they help, and she gives explanations on how to carry them out. Here is the list, and you can click on the link below to view the full article and valuable information for each point:

  1. Try to force yourself to stay awake
  2. Get up and do something for 10 minutes
  3. Hide your clock
  4. Cool your room
  5. Take a warm shower before bed
  6. Wear socks to bed
  7. Immerse your face in very cold water for 30 seconds
  8. Use the “4-7-8” method
  9. Scent your bedroom with lavender
  10. Picture your favorite place
  11. Listen to music
  12. Eat dinner by candlelight
  13. Blow bubbles
  14. Practice progressive relaxation
  15. Give yourself acupressure

Source:  15 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster