POPSUGAR Fitness Sleep How Long Does It Take You to Fall Asleep? by Fitness 9/20/10 8 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > I am not one to have trouble falling asleep, but lately I've been tossing and turning. A few relaxation exercises generally help, but I find myself waiting up to 20 minutes or so to actually drift off to the land of nod. On your average night . . . Image Source: Thinkstock Read More Fall AsleepSleepPoll Sleep Drift Off to the Ultimate Bedtime Playlist Stressed Out? This Breathing Trick Can Help to Instantly Relieve Anxiety The Day My Toddler Wouldn't Nap Anymore 7 Easy Ways to Become a Morning Person POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get fit with our daily newsletter Working Out Weight Loss Yoga Running Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions 4 years I suffer with ill health (bad abdominal pain) and when I do go to bed it takes longer than an hour to get to sleep, I can only manage day naps, but I have strange hallucinations before and after napping. Worse thing; my pains are getting worse, and in a week I'll be commuting to uni, so I'm screwed, no one else on my course has anything to worry about. LeiraElle 4 years It used to take me FOREVER (over an hour) to fall asleep. But after moving apartments last year, I vowed to use my bed only for sleep. Its tempting to do work or drag my laptop in to watch movies, but making my bed a single-purpose area made falling asleep much easier (now staying asleep is the problem...) katiekat95 4 years an hour or more :( katiekat95 4 years an hour or more :( juicebox07 4 years I'm not one of those people who says "I'm going to sleep now." At night, I enjoy laying in bed watching movies. I will do this until I feel myself drifting off. Sometimes I catch myself, turn the TV off, and instantly fall asleep after that. Other times, I fall asleep with the TV on. Spectra 4 years Fifteen to twenty minutes, usually. Unless I go to bed before my husband--he always wakes me up when he comes to bed. amber512 4 years Too long! amber512 4 years Too long! imLissy 4 years on a normal night, I'd say 20 minutes sounds about right. But maybe like one or two nights a week, it'll take me hours. Either because I'm itchy, anxious, or just plain not tired. guavajelly 4 years It all depends. Most nights under 10 minutes (i think). Once in a while like once every 6 months or even longer its like half an hour or longer, but thats usually when I nap in the day or have stimulants too close to bedtimehttp://fullbodytransformation.wordpress.com/ guavajelly 4 years It all depends. Most nights under 10 minutes (i think). Once in a while like once every 6 months or even longer its like half an hour or longer, but thats usually when I nap in the day or have stimulants too close to bedtime http://fullbodytransformation.wordpress.com/ Lovely_1 4 years It really all depends. If I did yoga that day or got up early that day usually MAX 20 minutes. But like last night, it took me almost 2 hours ! ticamorena 4 years ever since i started working out in the mornings every day and doing yoga in the afternoons/evenings, the moment my head hits the pillow i'm out! and i love it because i used to struggle to sleep before SarahPW 4 years Now with a baby, I fall asleep a lot faster- I never know how much sleep I am going to get :) le-romantique 4 years It depends on when I go to bed and how my day was, what tomorrow brings, etc.- but generally 10 mins. On the rare occasion, it will take 20.