Natural remedies have been effective for most people with sleep difficulties for many years. Here is a look at some of the best ones available to everyone.
Herbal Natural Sleeping Remedies
One of the most effective herbal remedies you can take for insomnia is valerian. Other helpful herbs include chamomile, hops, passion flower and skullcap. If you can manage to find a formula that mixes all of this together (and there are many multi-herb formulas for insomnia on the market) then you are in luck.
However keep in mind that you should not use any of these herbs as a long-term solution for sleep issues as like anything that is used as a crutch, you can develop a dependence on these remedies.
Homeopathic Natural Sleeping Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are safe because they are distillations of a substance or herb. In fact, homeopathic remedies are very sparse. You can buy homeopathic remedies, which look like tiny white sugar pills, in most pharmacies and definitely online and in health stores. You can buy individual remedies or combination remedies. Some of the most common homeopathic natural sleeping remedies are coffea, passiflor, valerian and kali brom.
Ayurvedic Natural Sleeping Remedies
Ayurveda reiterates to a traditional system of medicine in South Asia that tries to restore balance to the mind. An Ayruvedic natural sleeping remedy is a cup of warm milk with two strands of saffron and grown nutmeg in it. You can also buy combination formulas that have both valerian and a herb called ashwagandha in it.
Other Natural Sleeping Remedies
If you can not sleep try meditating or creative visualization to lull you into sleep. Many experts advise leaving your bedroom and not returning to it until you are sleepless again.
Using a light box that emits full spectrum rays and sitting in front of it for fifteen minutes a day can help you reset your own inner clock and produce melatonin.
Another tip that has been spoken about is to ensure the room temperature is low. This triggers your body's hormones to go to sleep.
Get rid of the clock in your bedroom if you are obsessing about the amount of time you are wasting “not sleeping” as this may make the problem worse.
You can also try sprinkling lavender, clary sage and orange oils on your bed to help promote restful sleep. Rubbing Tiger Balm, which smells like eucalyptus, menthol and camphor, all over your shoulders and feet can help lull you to sleep.
Try filling a tub of water with the hottest water you can stand and then add a few pieces of cut up ginger into the water. Immerse your feet in this foot bath. All of the blood and toxins are drawn out of your body to the bottom of your feet which promote a feeling of sleepiness.
Try using a Dream Pillow filled with soothing herbs like lavender, mugwort and rose blossoms to help you sleep.
Of course before you try any natural sleeping remedies you do need to check with your doctor to make sure they are suitable for you.