5 Natural Remedies to Cure Insomnia

Posted on Dec 27 2016 - 9:19pm by Editorial Staff

Insomnia effects about 15% of the population. Next time you find yourself up late at night peek out your window. You’re bound to see some lights on in many windows in your area. Insomnia can be cause by many different things, most commonly by stress and anxiety.

If you’re one of these night owls and are getting tired of sluggish days and long nights, there are cures. These are some simple natural remedies to aid in fixing your insomnia.

Valerian

When it comes to insomnia, Valerian happens to be one of the more common remedies to cure it. Extremely popular with many insomniacs for its ability to improve your overall sleep.

This includes the speed and quality of the night’s sleep. Valerian is plant based, whose properties have been used to treat the sleepless for centuries. Try taking one pill about 30 minutes before bed. This is how to fall asleep instantly!

If you notice you feel a bit energized after taking it, which can occur in some people, try taking it much earlier in the day. You should feel notice a significant difference.

Cut the Coffee Out

Especially when you up so late at night and are currently functioning with maybe a few hours of sleep under you belt, coffee may be a gift from the gods. However, you really need to start limited your drinking to the early morning hours.

Coffee is packed with caffeine, which essentially bring you back to life. It’s an energy boost that millions require to wake up. If you’re dealing with insomnia look to cut back on the coffee.

Stick to drinking coffee before noon. The caffeine in coffee can last in your body for about five hours. If you enjoy a nice cup of coffee before or after dinner you may be causing your insomnia without knowing it. This change should see some serious results quickly.

Working Out

We all know that feeling, that dead feeling where your body aches and you feel drained from all that hard work. But you’d be surprised to know that exercise gives your body a good chunk of energy.

Working out release endorphins which impact our bodies positively. Giving us a calm, happy feeling. Research suggest that when you regularly exercise the released endorphins can provide you with improve quality of sleep. Look to get in a good run, or workout during the day. Notice the difference it has on you.

Improve Bedtime Routine

Slipping into some pajamas, nestled in bed with the TV on or maybe some Netflix. Doesn’t sound so bad. In fact, it sounds quite lovely. However, if this is part of your nighttime routine then you should look tweak some things.

The atmosphere in which your sleep may not be beneficial for the best quality and quantity of sleep. You should eliminate all the distractions way before bed. Look to turn the TV, computer, and phone off an hour or so before bed. Pay attention to the temperature, colder is typically better for sleep. Also, make sure your room is dark and quiet. This helps promote calmness which relaxes the body into reaching deep sleep.

Change of Habits

Some of your habits should be altered if you really wanted to be cured.

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys the daily nap to catch up on some missed sleep, you’re going to want to eliminate this. Naps interfere with your sleep cycle. It could explain why you have difficulty falling asleep at night.

Following a consistent sleep schedule can be impactful. It’s hard for a lot of us but give it a try. Reset your biological clock to its normal time. Go to bed the same time every night, and try waking up at the same time every day. Your body will develop a habit of knowing when it’s time to sleep and wake up.

Lastly, cut back of these bad habits. Smoking, drinking, and caffeine should not be consumed 6 hours before sleep. The properties of these can prevent the body from sleeping. Forcing you to stay up.

Take some action. We all love sleep and none of us should be without it. Insomnia can be prevented and controlled. Follow these tips and you’ll dream of reading this sooner.

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