Insomnia is a sleep disorder that often rears its ugly head with those suffering from underlying medical conditions or stress caused by a recent occurrence or event. Whether you lack quality of sleep or quantity of sleep, there are a few remedies that don’t only help you sleep, but improve your overall well-being as well. Let’s take a look at some of these natural remedies that will let you rest your head, relax and drift off to la-la-land.
Ashwagandha is a well-known herbal remedy for nervous exhaustion, nerve and joint pains, rheumatic pain and has also been used extensively for geriatric complaints, failure to thrive in children and even multiple sclerosis. This is due to the fact that it acts mainly on the nervous and reproductive systems, has sedative as well as rejuvenative and aphrodisiac effects. Available in the Phyto-Force Range as a tincture. (Ref. The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Herbs and their uses)
Most people already know about the calming effect that beer has on the body, with hops being a major reason for this. This female flower extract is widely used as a rather mild remedy for insomnia and anxiety. You can purchase a hops tincture here.
The trick here is lavender, which has proven to be extremely helpful with difficulty sleeping. Studies show that this non-toxic and affordable remedy has the ability to help you slip into a soothing slumber. Spritz a bit of real lavender spray on your pillow every evening and drift off to sleep with a lot more ease.
Something of a classic insomnia cure, chamomile can take a number of forms and does a great job at relaxing the mind and body enough to be able to hit the sack. Whether having a cup of Chamomile tea before bed or using a chamomile tincture each night, this remedy relaxes spasms, reduces inflammation, relieves pain and promotes healing.
While you will have to purchase this remedy from Bio Logic, it is still an all natural herbal blend that includes the herbs Valerian, Chamomile, Hops, Passion, Flower, Lemon Balm, all of which assist in the treatment of insomnia, ADD and hyperactivity, without the nasty sleep hangover often associated with conventional insomnia medication. You can pick one up from Phyto-Force here.
Yoga & Meditation
Try some gentle yoga or stretching. That accompanied by simple meditation, which you can even do in bed, could put your sleepless nights behind you. Remember to avoid power or ashtanga yoga if your goal is to drift off to dreamland as the more vigorous forms of yoga actually have the ability to energise you instead.
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