The question is simpler than it sounds: How did you sleep last night? I mean exactly the moment when you went from waking to sleep or, if you prefer, to the moments before, what happened? how did you get it? What did you feel at that moment? It is still curious that, even though we sleep every day, “falling asleep” is such an unknown process.
And not only by ordinary citizens, but by scientists themselves. In the last decade, the technological leap in neuroimaging tools has brought us much closer to what happens at that enigmatic moment in which we plunge into the domains of Morpheus.
And yet the web is still full of “quick sleep” “solutions” that are closer to magical rituals and superstitions than anything resembling a scientifically consistent, behavioral technique. What does science tell us about all this?