If you suffer from insomnia – do not rush into taking pills. Use natural remedies that will help you fall asleep faster and will not do any harm to your health.
Sleep plays a very important role in our life. Due to frequent lack of sleep, various symptoms can occur: headaches, irritability, lack of energy, dark circles under eyes and pale face.
First of all let’s look at some causes of insomnia:
There are many things that can cause insomnia, and the most common of them all are psychological problems, or simply breaking of the usual routine, alcohol, or drinking strong coffee before bedtime, as well as overeating in the evening, especially heavy, fatty foods.
Insomnia can also be caused by intense mental work, noisy games, fascinating reading before bedtime or smoking.
It also can arise from overworking or simply by constant expectation of bad sleep, as well as too intense physical activity. If a person is in a state of deep depression, then they also have risk of falling asleep with difficulty or even not sleeping at all.
Natural remedies that can help you fall asleep easier:
Chamomile infusion with honey is an excellent, natural, homemade sleeping pill. It is enough to drink a glass of this infusion before bedtime, adding only a teaspoon of honey, so that anxiety goes away, and the effects of daytime stress disappear.
If you suffer with insomnia, then you can use such beneficial products as fruits, herbs and vegetables, but there are other products that can help you to fall asleep easier – although eating at night is usually not recommended. It is recommended to eat these products for dinner, and then, right before going to bed, drink an infusion of oregano, chamomile tea or warm milk with honey.
Warm milk is a popular night drunk in many countries, as it has calming properties: milk contains the useful amino acid tryptophan, as well as calcium. Tryptophan calms, and calcium simply helps its absorption.
Another good option of soothing snack is oatmeal. It can give you a feeling of warmth and fullness, because it contains a lot of fiber, as well as melatonin – a sleep hormone. If you add warm milk and honey to freshly prepared oatmeal porridge, then your sleep will be even more pleasant and calm.
In bananas, there is a lot of serotonin, which also contributes to a good and peaceful sleep, but there is also a lot of calories in bananas. However, do’t worry, because only half of the banana is enough to forget about insomnia.
You can also drink a cup of green tea with some chocolate – this will be enough if insomnia hasn’t yet taken a serious form.
Now let’s look at some natural recipes for herbal infusions that can help promote sleep and calm you down.
Natural sleep promoting drinks:
The following natural recipes will help you fall asleep sooner and easier:
Mint infusion can help improve general well-being and calm dilated blood vessels, as well as relieve spasms. Mint leaves contain flavonoids, menthol, organic acids, carotene and other active substances. At night you can drink a mint infusion tea: mix 1 tablespoon of fresh mint leaves with a glass of boiling water and wait for 30 minutes, or you can simply add a few mint leaves to your regular tea – it is better to choose green tea then.
If you fall asleep with difficulty due to the fact that you are too excited during the day – then you can drink a celery infusion. Chop 30 grams of celery and pour a glass of boiling water over it, wait for 30 minutes, cool it down and drunk 3 times a day.
Oregano flowers are rich in essential oils and tannins. This herb is often used for different feminine problems. It has a calming and soothing effect, so it is recommended for beating insomnia. Oregano can be bought at the pharmacy or collected by yourself – but it is important to know that it should be collected during the flowering period. The stems of the grass are removed, and the leaves and flowers can be brewed for a calming tea to drunk before bedtime.
Hawthorn berries are often recommended by doctors for beating neurosis, heart disease and hypertension, but it also can help fight insomnia. Hawthorn berries can be added to tea or brewed separately: 15 g of fruit per glass of water. It’s best to brew fresh hawthorn berries every time and drink it 3 times a day, 20 minutes before eating.
Pumpkin juice is used for fighting obesity and hypertension. But it can also help promote more peaceful and deep sleep. Try drinking a glass of pumpkin juice with some honey at night and you will see how insomnia will stop bothering you.
Honey is a real hero of peaceful sleep. It can be mixed with warm water or milk, but there are many more natural remedies for insomnia with the use of honey. Here is how you can can drink honey during one week once a day: mix 3 tablespoons of honey with the juice of half lemon and some sliced ginger, then add one cup of boiled water to make this miracle drink. Let it get cooled down and drink it before going to bed. After 1 or 2 weeks, the insomnia condition should improve.
Baths for insomnia
Another good weapon against insomnia is a good, natural bath. Warm baths with use of essential oils can be very effective. Let’s look at some natural recepes.
A relaxing bath before going to bed
Make your usual bath, lighten some scented candles and then add some essential oils into your bath: peppermint essential oil (7 drops), chamomile essential oil (five drops) and orange essential oil (three drops). Take this bath in the evening before going to bed, and you will notice that your sleep will be more peaceful and relaxed.
Foot baths before bed time
Hot foot baths at night can also help relieve fatigue, calm the nervous system, and improve sleep. Fragrant plants and essential oils can be used in soothing bathtubs that promote good and peaceful sleep. Here are some plants that you can use for making soothing foot baths: calendula flowers, mint, oregano and lavender.
Here is an example of soothing bath made of calendula, mint and oregano flowers, it can be re prepared as follows: mix 50 grams of calendula, mint and oregano flowers in three liters of boiling water, then strain, let it cool, and pour into a bathtub with slightly warm water (34-35 ° C). Take such a bath before bedtime for 10 minutes three times a week, and you should see a big improvement in your sleep.
Lavender oil can also help improve your sleep. You can add a few drops of this oil on a piece of sugar, put it under your tongue and let it dissolve slowly.
Natural remedies for insomnia can be very effective, but it’s also important to take control of your thoughts, especially those that interfere with your sleep. If your insomnia persists, then it’s recommended to consult a doctor.