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5 Natural Remedies for Insomnia

5 Natural Remedies for Insomnia

There is nothing worse than going to bed all sleepy ready to get some shut eye and you can’t fall asleep. Been there, done that way too many times, I can’t tell you how frustrating it was for me. To the point that I started to depend heavily on sleep meds. I can’t fall asleep without them period. I knew I was getting addicted so I tried to reduce the frequency of intake. It worked to an extent I guess. I mean, certainly I did not sleep during the nights I don’t take meds but at least, I was okay as long as I got to sleep on the nights I do. There was some form of rest, right?  Anyways, my experience  made me look into alternate ways of getting some good night sleep. 

Lack of sleep over time is not good for your health for sure. Getting prescriptions or going for over the counter even has some side effects which you do not want to be bothered with.  

Trying some more natural ways to fall asleep could be a good idea.Take a look at these 5 Natural Remedies for Insomnia that could help solve the problem!

5 Natural Remedies for Insomnia

Aromatherapy

These days aromatherapy has been proven to be one of the safest ways to use as a sleep aid. Lavender essential oil is #1 recommended. You can put lavender on your toes, make a spray to mist your pillow with or take a nice warm lavender bath.

Food and Diet

Most of us these days are always in a hurry when it comes to meal time and our diet.So try and limit your caffeine. It can have a pronounced effect on sleep, causing insomnia and restlessness. Sugar is another big one as it can disrupt sleep in the middle of the night as blood sugar levels fall.Try eating foods rich in magnesium like legumes and seeds, dark leafy green vegetables, wheat bran, almonds, cashews.

Yoga

This is the best form of exercise before bed that will help your system to relax. It is very healing as well. Its worth your time to pick a quiet place 30 mins before bed.

Herbal Tea

Beside a lavender bath this is another one of my favorites. In herbal tea, my go to is chamomile but any of the Sleepy Time teas are great.

Magnesium

Magnesium is well known for its ability to relieve insomnia. It also helps muscles to relax, to give you that calm “sleepy” feeling and help you unwind after a long day.Magnesium works just like a charm start with the lowest dose. First talk to your pharmacist and see what mg may work best for you.

I have only tried herbal tea and food and diet from this list to be honest. And it has helped me to a certain extent in my battle against insomnia. As long as you are able to find ways that work for you (except prescriptions and such),  sleeplessness is something you could tame and bring under control in the long run.

Hope you find these five natural remedies for insomnia useful and apply them one way or the other in your fight against it. 
 

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