Proven Sleep Tips | How to Fall Asleep Faster | Doctor Mike

  • Published: 08 July 2018
  • Hey, guys! Today’s video, sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, is all about how you can get the best night’s sleep of your life aka some awesome sleep hacks!

    Many of you have been asking since the channel began for me to make a video that helps you fall asleep and stay asleep. Insomnia is a huge problem and I totally understand that. There are also a ton of how to fall asleep faster or how to stay asleep videos out there but I feel too many of them are not evidence-based nor even really expert based.

    These sleep routine tips and bedroom hacks, including swapping out synthetic for cotton sheets, will help you get the ZZZZZs you need to take on the day; and the best part is that the power to improve your sleep and beat your insomnia is right in your hands!

    Just so you know I can talk about sleep for hours so if there is a specific question of yours on sleep that has been left unanswered please jump into the comments section and I will do my best to respond right there or in my monthly responding to comments video!

    If you have a topic you would like for me to create a dedicated video on, please let me know because I take your requests seriously. We will be back with more Medical Drama Review Series in a couple of weeks so please submit more names of shows/episodes you'd like for me to watch. Love you all!

    - Doctor Mike Varshavski

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Comments • 5 989

  • Leo Sazdovski
    Leo Sazdovski  1 years back

    Wow thanks dude... A doctor doing youtube may be the best thing online hahaha :P

    • johannapurplewolf
      johannapurplewolf  1 months back

      True you don't have to have human interactions when you want to see a doctor XD

    • Alpha
      Alpha  7 months back

      It is

    • Beast Bros25
      Beast Bros25  8 months back

      Is it safe to take gummy melatonin

    • D. Can
      D. Can  8 months back


    • Tiny Butterfly
      Tiny Butterfly  9 months back

      Yep, also check out *Vilon MD* another doctor on youtube

  • Laszlo
    Laszlo  2 hours back

    I can't sleep now. Watching this video on my phone is sure to help.

    • A E
      A E  3 hours back

      Do TVs have blue light that makes it hard to sleep?

      • Everything Katrina
        Everything Katrina  2 days back

        LOL as I watch this, on my phone. After drinking coffee. & eating a snack. With my bright lights on ... I think I’m failing at life! 🤣
        Also, the “ad” is hilarious. You really should be an actor on top of everything else you do as you’re conquering life

        • Hema Kriti Saka
          Hema Kriti Saka  2 days back

          When I was in middle school, my basketball coach and his family died when they were coming back from some place using the highway. The driver was drowsy and closed his eyes for a fraction of second and the car crashed into a truck.

          • crazyinspirit !
            crazyinspirit !  4 days back

            Are you listening, Chan @stray kids

            • DeltaXDXGames DeltaXDXGames

              But is it okay to eat chocolate cake as a midnight snack...?

              • Regan Burke
                Regan Burke  4 days back

                No joke had an ad before this video about products to help you sleep better🤔🤔🤔🤔

                • Funnybunny
                  Funnybunny  4 days back

                  I generally have a complicated relationship with sleep since I always have to think about whether I am going to get kicked in the ass by sleep paralysis again😞

                  • gAminG BeAst
                    gAminG BeAst  5 days back

                    My pro tip jerk off before your sleeping and boom

                    • vinay lokare
                      vinay lokare  1 weeks back

                      Great doc your you tube channel will work

                      • s4cuul
                        s4cuul  1 weeks back

                        idk what i do wrong

                        5 Hours of sleep: sleepy af
                        10 Hours of sleep: sleepy af
                        20 Hours of sleep: sleepy af

                        • collin ownbey
                          collin ownbey  1 weeks back

                          2:16 When I wake up and have to ride my bike 10 miles to college.

                          • Jack Quinlivan
                            Jack Quinlivan  2 weeks back

                            Unless you're an insomniac... I've tried EVERYTHING and nothing works besides medication forcing me to sleep. However, since I got a Fitbit I started using the relax function which causes me to focus on my breathing in turn helping me fall asleep in 10-15 minutes.

                            • White Shadow
                              White Shadow  2 weeks back

                              At what time should I sleep?

                              • Mayuresh Jadhav
                                Mayuresh Jadhav  2 weeks back

                                I can't sleep after watching this Dr.Mike

                                • cac
                                  cac  2 weeks back

                                  I'm crying because it's 2:00am and schools today

                                  • Lieutenant Luxury
                                    Lieutenant Luxury  3 weeks back

                                    Guys its so easy to get good sleep, you have to be natural. Before bed try:

                                    Go for a jog
                                    Brushing your teeth
                                    Eat a late snack (eg valium, tylenol night or oxycodone)
                                    Read a book

                                    I guarantee that at least one of these will work for you :)

                                    • Radostin Nikolov
                                      Radostin Nikolov  3 weeks back

                                      Good tips, but problem is it takes me at least 2 hours to fall asleep

                                      • Jamie Matthewson
                                        Jamie Matthewson  3 weeks back

                                        How much sleep should you get when you're on seizure medication and it makes you sleepy during the day

                                        • Kristin P
                                          Kristin P  3 weeks back

                                          Mike, I had a PTSD incident many years ago and since then have not been able to sleep naturally at all. I have to take meds to sleep. I was told my central nervous system was stuck. What can I do to sleep naturally again?

                                          • JugHead
                                            JugHead  3 weeks back

                                            What about us shift workers?

                                            • Kerrie Ficklin
                                              Kerrie Ficklin  3 weeks back

                                              If derek shepherd, shia LaBeouf and jake peralta had a baby

                                              • Ana Santos
                                                Ana Santos  3 weeks back

                                                You are great,important subjects with some humour and well done !

                                                • LifeWithJuan
                                                  LifeWithJuan  3 weeks back

                                                  Medical student here! But also kind of a patient myself as well. 😅 What are your tips for someone with obstructive sleep apnea to get better sleep, but can't afford a surgical option?

                                                  • keine031
                                                    keine031  3 weeks back

                                                    I don't think that's how half-life works

                                                    • LUISNINTENDO64
                                                      LUISNINTENDO64  3 weeks back

                                                      Question, what are your thoughts on sleeping naked versus having clothes on?

                                                      • Salma El Hadouchi
                                                        Salma El Hadouchi  3 weeks back

                                                        I alwaaays am on my phone in bed before sleep, i often eat before bed, i can literally drink 2 shots of espresso before bed and i will still fal asleep in like 5 minutes.... am i normal? 😂😭

                                                        • Bri Beaver
                                                          Bri Beaver  3 weeks back

                                                          Cute Glasses

                                                          • BITM Beast in the Making

                                                            I challenge you do the FaceApp ..

                                                            • Richa Khati
                                                              Richa Khati  3 weeks back

                                                              How can one stop or control their mind while sleeping? As most of the times my mind goes haywire on thinking-some might say over-thinking too, which deprives me of sleeping.
                                                              Hope you’d shed some light on this.

                                                              • EmiliaBressler
                                                                EmiliaBressler  3 weeks back

                                                                I want to sleep with you <3

                                                                • Jmoney 2Lit
                                                                  Jmoney 2Lit  3 weeks back

                                                                  I clicked on this thinking it was real

                                                                  • Nacl and Pepper
                                                                    Nacl and Pepper  3 weeks back

                                                                    I just use asmr

                                                                    • Luveesh Purswani
                                                                      Luveesh Purswani  3 weeks back

                                                                      Those who disliked maybe meant to click the like button, if you know what I mean doc...😉

                                                                      • Melinda Bez
                                                                        Melinda Bez  3 weeks back

                                                                        I feel so attacked right now. Lol

                                                                        But in all honesty. I know that I sleep much better on days when I run(long distance, marathon running), than days that I don't.

                                                                        My body is basically immune to caffiene at this point. I can have coffee whenever. I wish it would give me energy lol.

                                                                        My phone and laptop are always the last things I see before going to bed which is bad I know. But I'm a workaholic so...

                                                                        • Jake Webber
                                                                          Jake Webber  3 weeks back

                                                                          I fall to sleep easier when I'm drunk

                                                                          • Judith Kimball
                                                                            Judith Kimball  3 weeks back

                                                                            I have Idiopathic hypersomnia and my super power is the ability to fall asleep under 2 minutes.

                                                                            • Michael Cooksey
                                                                              Michael Cooksey  3 weeks back

                                                                              Good sex. Sleep like a baby!

                                                                              • MTX AS
                                                                                MTX AS  4 weeks back

                                                                                4:03 can you give "something relaxing" examples

                                                                                • MTX AS
                                                                                  MTX AS  3 weeks back

                                                                                  @ScuderiaFan thanks man👍

                                                                                • ScuderiaFan
                                                                                  ScuderiaFan  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Meditation, warm bath and especially reading a book.

                                                                              • Pollie Chua
                                                                                Pollie Chua  4 weeks back

                                                                                What if no matter what I do, my body clock wakes me up after 6hrs of sleep?

                                                                                • Ren Dori
                                                                                  Ren Dori  4 weeks back

                                                                                  i can't nap , if i do that i wake up with the worst migraines ever. i have to have some lights cos my autism makes it so i can't sleep without them. i have this light that makes stars on my ceiling and walls. i also use water noises that really helps me,my cat is a support cat so nope never leaving my bed not sorry. for me relaxing is playing games on my computer. i just can't go to bed at the same time ach and every night because of what i do, i take part in streams and help to produce gaming online, due to the fact most i work with arte in america and i am england i adjust to their time.

                                                                                  • WUMEI L
                                                                                    WUMEI L  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I can sleep everytime I lay down Sometimes I sleep unknowingly 18 hours a Day...Can I have some advice sir?

                                                                                    • Selvester Audrin
                                                                                      Selvester Audrin  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Ik im depressed but i havent check with a doctor, i have nightmares frequently, is their a relationship between them? If soo, anything i can do?

                                                                                      • Selvester Audrin
                                                                                        Selvester Audrin  4 weeks back

                                                                                        I open my mouth before sleep soo when i have trouble breathing or have nightmare i can breate easily

                                                                                        • Grace Soliven
                                                                                          Grace Soliven  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Is holding your pee while sleeping because youre too lazy to get out of bed nice

                                                                                          • Grace Soliven
                                                                                            Grace Soliven  3 weeks back

                                                                                            @Melinda Bez yeah im always too lazy to stand and go to the restroom

                                                                                          • Melinda Bez
                                                                                            Melinda Bez  3 weeks back

                                                                                            I can relate lol. It's so bad for your bladder though.

                                                                                        • Sarah Wright
                                                                                          Sarah Wright  4 weeks back

                                                                                          That slide into the video tho

                                                                                          • redneckgirl587
                                                                                            redneckgirl587  4 weeks back

                                                                                            How dare you to tell me I can’t sleep with my fur baby