Some ways to fall asleep faster are to take a warm bath before bedtime, go to bed at the same time every night and sprinkle lavender oil under your pillow. Eating certain foods such as walnuts or cheese and crackers may also help you fall asleep faster.
Taking a warm bath before bed helps alleviate the stress of the day so that you are better able to fall asleep. It also raises your skin's temperature, which is helpful not only for falling asleep, but also for ensuring you sleep deeply. Make a warm bath part of your bedtime routine, and follow this routine every night before going to bed at the same time. You have an easier time drifting off to sleep if you keep a consistent bedtime, since your mind starts knowing when to turn itself off. A touch of lavender oil or a sprig of fresh lavender under your pillow allows you to enjoy a soothing scent as you doze.
A bedtime snack that contains carbohydrates and protein helps lull your brain to sleep more efficiently. Walnuts are a good choice because they are high in tryptophan, an amino acid known for its calming effects. A snack of cheese and crackers also contains tryptophan and calcium that helps your body use the tryptophan effectively.