Dealing with insomnia? If you lack a good sleep at night and that causes you being sleepy during the day, you can try some of home remedies that will maybe bring you a good night’s sleep. Among the most popular natural insomnia remedies are Aromatherapy, Valerian, Melatonin, and Kava , to name only a few. Many people use different Relaxation techniques, Traditional Chinese Medicines, Ayurvedic medicines, Yoga and Acupuncture to help them sleep at night. Here are some basic dos and don’ts to help you beat sleeplessness.
Essential oils like Sandalwood or Lavender will help you relax. calm your senses and ease your mind. You can choose between incense sticks or essential oils, but latter will probably do best. Just make sure that you buy natural and not synthetic essential oils.
Food and drinks that will help you sleep
A glass of hot milk is a most common sleeplessness remedy, but one should also know about the food and drinks to avoid in order to beat insomnia. If you’re having troubles with sleeping, try to avoid coffee and real tea (black and green tea, herbal will do just fine because it doesn’t contain any caffeine), nicotine, cola drinks, food additives, junk food and appetite suppressants. Make sure that you eat a carbohydrate-high meal at least two hours before going to bed. Bread and honey or a bowl of cereals seem to do wonders in falling asleep department, especially if you take them just before bedtime. You might also want to try chamomile tea, lemon and honey or warm red grape juice.
Exercise regularly. Also have a warm bath, do some yoga or go for a light walk before turning in.
Establishing a routine
Go to bed when you are feeling really tired and sleepy. If you can’t sleep, get up and go back to bed only when you’re really tired and sleepy again. Try to establish a routine that gives you about 7-8 hours sleep (the amount of needed time varies) and get up at the same time each day.
What to avoid in order to cure insomnia
Avoid taking stimulants to keep you awake during the day, or sedatives or alcohol to help you sleep during the night. Also try to avoid sleeping during the day. Try to relax before going to bed and don’t go to bed when you’re stressed. Avoid arguments at bedtime or in bed. Also using your bed for working, watching TV, eating and similar will not help you sleep at night.