11 Sleep Hacks From Around the Globe

Most of the people had the displeasure of not being able to fall asleep despite being exhausted.

So many times have people found yourself finding sleep solutions on the social media and downloads the apps for help you sleep better.

People from all over world have developed their own sleeping hacks and traditions, backed by science.

What are sleep hacks?

Sleep hacks are improve your night sleep by making a few simple adjustments, just like…

  • You can use your bed to rest and relax.
  • The main thing is to adjust the temperature of your room to a cooler temperature at night.
  • You should try a fan or a white noise app to reduce distracting sounds.
  • Wash your sheets regularly for a more relaxing effect.

Foot soak

Do try this one out, if you love spa pedicures.

This nighttime practice has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and is a great way for your tired little ones to rest, soothe, and reap the benefits of a little warm water therapy.

Jujube fruit

Plum fruit (suan zao ren) is used in TCM to calm the mind and emotions, promote a relaxed mood and encourage deep, restful sleep.

“Plum contains two chemicals, saponins and flavonoids, which suppress feelings of stress and also promote relaxation,” says TCM practitioner and licensed acupuncturist Jamie Bacharach.

Flavonoids and saponins may also help prolong sleep time. Flavonoids may specifically increase the time spent in slow wave sleep (SWS).

India’s herbal remedy

One of the most important herbs in Ayurveda medicine, the traditional medicine of the Indian subcontinent, Ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years.

It is used to reduce stress and anxiety and to aid in the treatment of symptoms related to mental health.

Välling

“For better sleep in Sweden — for children and adults — the practice is to drink valing, a warm oatmeal-drink containing milk and oats, just before bedtime,” says Carl Andersen, an expert on Nordic culture.

Nutrient-rich and filling, this milk cereal drink made from oats and cow’s milk is often given to infants and young children.

Elk

According to internet, another sleep-inducing food popular in Sweden is elk meat.

According to a reliable source of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), 100 grams of elk meat contains 30.2 grams of protein and 0.545 grams of tryptophan, an essential amino acid. By comparison, 100 grams of turkey contains only 19.5 grams of protein and 0.219 grams of tryptophan.

Finland’s sauna steam

Another Nordic tradition is the Finnish practice of enjoying a sauna in the evening.

“It raises your body temperature, relaxes your muscles, and makes you feel very sleepy as a result,” says Anderson.

The hammock habit

Often overlooked in the United States, swag is seen as a valid alternative to gold in South and Central America.

“The hammock provides two things that are important to sleep quality: safety and comfort,” says Stephen Light, owner of Mattress Store.

While most studies on the benefits of sleeping in a swing have been done on babies, a 2011 study explored how rocking a swing can lead to deeper sleep.

The family bedroom

If you have trouble nodding off, hugging your children (or partner, or pet) can provide a source of sleep aid.

According to a 2016 study, many parents in the world apart from North America and Europe practice co-sleeping with their babies.

While the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not advocate bed-sharing, it does recommend room-sharing for at least the first 6 months to one year after birth.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea has been used traditionally in cultures around the world, from Russia to China to Great Britain. Tea is renowned for its soothing and calming abilities.

“Chamomile tea contains apigenin, a chemical [that] binds to receptors in the brain and triggers sleep and relaxation,” explains Bacharach. “This, in turn, makes it an excellent, natural aid to combat insomnia and other sleep disorders.”

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