Insomnia; Natural Sleep Remedies

Insomnia is one of the biggest issues affecting us in Modern times. Have you ever noticed how many commercials there are for treating insomnia? Why do we have so much trouble sleeping and is there a better way to get the sleep we need? Your answers are right here, check it out….

Sleep seems to be one of those elusive things that we know we need, but if you are in the more than 58% of Americans that regularly experiences Insomnia, you know how difficult it can be to sleep. I am one of those that fights insomnia on a regular basis. I never had problems sleeping until a major life change that rocked my whole world including my ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. I don’t like to pop the pills, the doctors seem to be so ready to dish out for everything under the sun, so I decided to see what I could do to sleep naturally. This is what I found:

Dietary suggestion IMG_1154

Carbohydrate rich foods induce sleep. A meal with both carbohydrates and protein keeps you awake, so make sure your evening meal or bedtime snack is high in carbohydrates and low in protein. Also make your evening meal the lightest meal of the day and eat a sleepy time snack about an hour before bed; like bananas, nut butters, walnuts, whole wheat toast or crackers, yogurt, or a glass of warm milk (Grandma was right about more than you know!). Eating a grapefruit half at bedtime also helps.

Avoid caffeinated beverages after 2 pm, as caffeine is a stimulant and causes insomnia and dehydration. Also avoid these foods close to bedtime bacon, cheese, chocolate, eggplant, ham, potatoes, sauerkraut, sugar, sausage, tomatoes, and wine. They contain tyramine, which increases the release of norepinephrine, a brain stimulant. 6 Foods That Are Wrecking Your Sleep

Drink decaffeinated teas like Camomile or a really good one I like Celestial Seasonings Sleepy-time or Sleepy-time extra tea with honey before bed. These teas contain herbs that are known to be soothing and have a calming influence on the brain.

Have a glass or two of wine with dinner for minerals, to aid in digestion, and relaxation; but be cautious more than two can have the opposite effect and interfere with sleep patterns. Only have these if you eat an early dinner by five pm.

Lifestyle Choices 

Exercise in the morning, outside if possible; sunlight promotes sleep 12 hours later, and keeps circadian rhythm regular.

Do a short relaxation yoga video, take a quite stroll, or do breathing stretches before bed: take 10 deep breaths in, wait 1 minute and repeat several times to increase oxygen in your system. How stress harms your health

Take a epsom salt bath, with a few drops of lavender essential oil, but don’t make your bath to hot, because that will raise your heart rate and inhibit sleep. Epsom salt containers natural magnesium, which enters the skin to relax the muscles and help you sleep.

Supplements to aid in sleep

B Vitamin complex, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, and Zinc are all vitamins and minerals that help induce sleep.

Natural supplements that aid in sleep are Melatonin (I take this every night), California poppy, hops, lemon balm, Valerian root (the Sleepy-time extra tea contains this), passion-flower, skullcap, and Kava kava (a good relaxant) all can help you fall asleep and stay asleep. These can be taken in capsule or extract form and it is best not to rely on one herb on a regular basis, but to rotate among several. Take these only right before bed.

5-HTP and the amino acid tryptophan (Hears of this one? It’s naturally found in Turkey and is the reason you get so sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner!) both are good for insomnia and depression. DHEA is a naturally occurring hormone that improves quality of sleep.

Catnip and Chamomile have mild sedative properties. These herbs are safe even for children if taken in tea form. For adults, drinking chamomile several times throughout the day helps to,calm and tone the nervous system, promoting restful sleep.


CBD Oil 

The researchers point to studies showing that CBD may reduce anxiety behaviors in disorders like; post-traumatic stress disorder, general anxiety disorder, panic disorders, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder and May aid in sleep. CBD Oil has not been shown to have any adverse side-effects to date, and the researchers want to study it as a potential treatment method. CBD Oil Testimonials real people’s experience in their own words!

CBD Oil has such a low amount of THC!! This makes it the perfect choice for those who want to give it try to see if it’s healing benefits work for them (I’ve never had anyone that did not see positive benefits), without the risk of showing positive for Marijuana on a drug screen. CBD: the Complete Science Behind Cannabidiol (Feat. Martin A. Lee)

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