Natural Remedies for Insomnia
Looking for natural remedies for insomnia that don't require a prescription pill? What are the root causes of your insomnia and what symptoms are experienced…
"There are a number of types of insomnia, including: Sleep onset or difficulty going to sleep Middle of the night, or waking and unable to go back to sleep right away Terminal or late insomnia, or waking in the very early morning and cannot return to sleep again Sleep with vivid and disruptive dreaming Inability to sleep, in general. Each of these particular types of insomnia indicates a unique energy imbalance in Chinese medicine." #acupunctureforinsomnia
"The vagus nerve in your face is also connected to the rest of your nervous system throughout your body. The vagus is an essential part of the parasympathetic nervous system, the system responsible for calming you down. By cooling down just your face to the suggested 50-55F, the vagus nerve sends the signal to the rest of your body to kick off cold thermogenesis... so it is no surprise that this is another great way to help fall asleep fast and get a great night’s sleep." #naturalsleepremedies
"This is the really important thing you should understand about melatonin: Melatonin is a sleep- and body clock-regulator, not a sleep initiator. Melatonin works with your biological clock by telling your brain when it is time to sleep." #melatoninforinsomnia?
"Dosages of melatonin that have been studied for insomnia have ranged from 200 mcg to 10 mg, with mixed results...One study showed that doses of 0.3 mg and 1 mg had a similar increase of actual sleep time compared with placebo (P < 0.02).4 Another study showed that dosages of 0.3 mg and 1 mg significantly decreased sleep-onset latency when ingested at 6:00 pm." #melatonindosage
"The zinc in these seeds can also help convert tryptophan to serotonin, which is then changed into melatonin, the hormone that regulates your sleep cycle. In addition, pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of magnesium. Adequate magnesium levels have also been associated with better sleep."
"By exposing your eyes to this bright light early in the morning, you signal to your brain that it’s time to suppress melatonin production. ....sunlight affects yet another hormone related to sleep. Greater exposure to sunlight is associated with a release in serotonin. Serotonin plays an important role in melatonin production, as your pineal gland metabolizes serotonin into melatonin." #insomniaremedies
"You've survived nights like these before and yes, the next day is not going to be ideal, but you are going to pull through. Your body is incredibly resilient. You can do tons of exciting things. If you have a bad night, make sure you look at your schedule for the next day and when you can get a 10-minute break, take it." #insomniaremedies
Wearing blue light glasses in the evening can be a natural insomnia remedy. These glasses by lowbluelights.com block 100% of blue light. "Wear your Sleep Glasses for a few hours before retiring to maximize your organic melatonin production to improve sleep and health." #insomniaremedies
"... tart cherry juice can improve the quality of your sleep, your sleep duration, and help reduce the need for daytime napping. The research team found that adults who drank two 1 ounce servings of tart cherry juice per day experienced a demonstrable increase in sleep efficiency as well as a 39 minute increase in average sleep duration."
"Before trying to fix your sleep problem, you need to know what's causing it. In The Natural Insomnia Solution, Dr. Doni Wilson shares easy-to-understand scientific explanations – and natural solutions – for 12 of the most common factors that contribute to sleeplessness and wakefulness at night:" #insomniaremedies
"Have a light, carbohydrate-based meal right before bedtime. You want to have resistant carbohydrates, as these are the slowest to burn. By having some slow-burning food, your blood sugar won’t drop off in the night. You’ll sleep better and have lower blood sugar scores throughout the following day, too!An easy way to get these carbs is to eat a banana that isn’t totally ripe (still has some green on it)." #naturalremediesforinsomnia #insomniaremedies