You often hear that one should ideally get about eight hours of sleep every night but insomniacs barely manage to keep their eyes shut. Lack of sleep can lead to several health problems. Therefore treating insomnia should be a priority. Here are a few natural remedies to combat insomnia.
Drinking a glass of warm milk about an hour before bed will help induce sleep. The carbohydrates in milk help tryptophan enter the brain. This amino acid in turn helps produce serotonin, a chemical that helps you sleep.
Lavender is known to act as a mild tranquiliser. Just take some lavender oil and dab it to your temples and forehead before you go to bed. You can even use it on your pillow. This aroma will naturally put you to sleep.
Researchers also discovered that people who spent their nights in jasmine scented rooms slept better than most people. Dab a few drops of jasmine essential oil on your wrists before you go to bed and this will ensure you get some sleep.
Not everybody can fall asleep just like that. You body needs it’s time to relax completely before it gives in to good sleep. Sometimes taking a warm bath about 20 minutes before bed will allow your body to relax. You can also add a few drops of jasmine or lavender to your bath water too. This will stimulate sleep and ensure you get a good night sleep.
This may sound old fashion but counting sheep is actually a recommended activity for people who face trouble sleeping. Counting sheep will keep your mind busy and bore you at the same time. This repetitive activity tends to lull you thus putting you to sleep.