Let’s discuss home remedies for insomnia so we can help you get the rest you need.
You’re not alone, by the way. It’s estimated that about 33% of the entire population of the United States has some form of insomnia.
You want to do all you can to get your sleep under control because chronic lack of sleep leads to:
While you may feel miserable at the moment, know that there are simple steps you can take to have control over your life again.
Be sure your bedroom is used only for sleep and sex. You shouldn’t be watching TV, eating, working, etc, in your bedroom. Use the proper rooms for those activities and keep your sleeping space sacred.
Consider the comfort of your mattress and pillows. Do you need to change them for maximum comfort?
Alcohol should be avoided when lack of sleep is already your challenge. You may mistakenly think it helps with sleep. The opposite is true, as it will likely wake you up with a full bladder, headache, or stomachache.
Limit your caffeine intake to morning. After lunchtime, avoid all coffee and other foods with caffeine.
Exercise before bedtime. While you may hear others say that exercise close to bedtime is harmful for insomnia because of the adrenaline released, the opposite is true. It can help you feel tired to exercise in the evening.
Create the Ritual – Just like children that come to understand it’s bedtime when mom puts them in the bath or reads the bedtime story, you can do the same as an adult. Create a routine where you read or take a bath a certain amount of time before bedtime.
Meditation – This is another ritual you should create in your life. Meditation can be effective in “quieting the mind” and reducing stress, which is a one of the biggest contributors to your insomnia.
Yoga – One of your exercise choices can be yoga, which acts as a stress reducer.
Bath Time – Warm baths can be quite effective. Combine your hot water with Epsom salts and you’re on your way to feeling sleepy.
Valerian supplementation – This supplement can help increase the amount of time you spend in rapid eye movement sleep.
Melatonin supplements can help. Lack of sleep is often associated with inadequate levels of melatonin and you may need to supplement your normal levels.
Sex before bed – Yes, this can help and there’s a medical reason. Men release a hormone called prolactin after sex, which causes sleepiness. Both men and women release the hormone oxytocin after intercourse. Oxytocin is associated with sleep.
Get away from technology! Today’s world of televisions, cell phones, laptops, iPads, etc have invaded bedrooms to the detriment of sleep. One of the very best home remedies for insomnia is to detach your body and mind from these devices.
They produce blue wavelengths, which suppress your ability to create melatonin.
Sound Therapy is probably one of the best home remedies for insomnia. Stress-induced insomnia is helped by sound healing therapies because the use of sound is one of the most effective solutions for stress itself.
When you’re feeling anxiety and stress, your cells lose their ability to properly communicate. This disorientation at the cellular level results in “sick” cells that eventually (if your stress isn’t managed correctly) manifest as physical ailments, with insomnia being common.
Sound therapy works to bring your cells back into harmony…back into communication. This process results in decreased feelings of stress and ultimately, results in the ability to sleep throughout the night.
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Coping with Insomnia - While melatonin, meditation & herbs help, a recent survey found that between 70% and 80% of those using sound therapy reported sleep improvement as one of the benefits.
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