So you're tossing and turning, it's 1am and you just can't turn off - been there before? Well, we have and we know how you feel. With many people at that point turning to sleeping pills (which often do more harm than good), we went on the hunt for some natural alternatives that actually work and stumbled across some absolute gems. Here they are!

1) Try The ‘4-7-8’ Breathing Method

One of the most overlooked parts of falling asleep quickly is learning very simply how to control your breathing. Championed by Dr Andrew Weil, this breathing technique claims to help you fall asleep in under a minute. The method claims to relax you by increasing the oxygen levels in your blood, slowing the heart rate, and releasing more carbon-dioxide from your lungs.

The method is very simple. Inhale slowly for 4 seconds, hold your broth for 7 seconds and then exhale for 8 seconds. Try this for a few minutes and you'll find yourself slowly drifting into a peaceful sleep.

2) Sip On A Soothing Banana Tea

This AWESOME, simple banana tea recipe is perfect for adding to your nightly routine, and can help you fall asleep quickly, and STAY asleep throughout the night!

The recipe couldn't be more simple. Simply cut the ends off a banana, boil it in a pot for 10 minutes and drink the remaining liquid. The boiling process releases the potassium and magnesium in the banana which rapidly relaxes your body and mind. Pro tip: Add a hint of cinnamon for a little taste kick.

3) Try This Wonderful Sleep Promoting Moisturizing Lotion

What if we told you, the most powerful natural sleep aid - was actually a beautifully scented moisturizing lotion? That's what we've discovered! The Advanced Sleep Lotion is a natural body lotion that when applied just 10 minutes before bed time, can send you to sleep - fast. With over 1m units sold since launching in December 2017, it's quickly being considered one of the top sleep aids of 2018.

The lotion uses organic Lavender, bergamot and Cedarwood oils to help you drift into a deeper, more restful, natural slumber. Encouraging the brain to produce serotonin and melatonin, this lotion promotes sleep and deep relaxation. Lavender has also been proven to lower your blood pressure and put you in a relaxed state.

4) Take a Hot Bath

When you are about to sleep, your core body temperature will drop dramatically, and your heart rate will slow down. Stepping out of a hot bath mimics this drop in body temperature, and tricks the mind into thinking it’s about to sleep. The heat also helps to relax your muscles, making it a two-fold sleep-inducer!

5) Use A Sleep Promoting Essential Oil

Essential oils are one of the hottest trends in the aromatherapy and holistic medicine world. Quickly absorbed into the skin and exuding a strong scent, the right essential oil could be the perfect way to send you sleep - fast. But which oil is best for sleep specifically?

The Pure Rest Sleep Roller is one of the most powerful sleep promoting essential oils available today. Formulated with natures most potent sleep enhancing natural oils, it has thousands of Americans falling asleep in no time at all!

6) Listen to Music

Studies have shown that classical music, or any song with a slow rhythm of 60-80 beats per minute, can help lull you into a natural sleep. It’s also proven to reduce symptoms of depression, helping you to relax and clear your mind ready to sleep.

Final Thoughts

So there you go. 6 simple natural ways to help you fall into a peaceful slumber in no time at all. We've already had hundreds of readers write in to say how this list has changed their lives so we strongly encourage you to give them a try. For anyone interested in learning more about the Pure Rest Roller or Sleep Lotion, check out the links below.

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