Suffering From Insomnia? Try These 6 Natural Remedies To Sleep Like A LogHealth

Suffering From Insomnia? Try These 6 Natural Remedies To Sleep Like A Log

Many of us find it difficult to sleep on time and end up lying awake in bed at night. Do you pop a sleeping pill to get back to bed? Well, you shouldn't be relying on it. So, before you swallow another pill, remember its side effects - tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs; constipation, headache; diarrhea; dizziness; and dryness in mouth or throat are some of the problems.

After knowing the side-effects, you might want to switch to some natural remedies. We will help you do so by sharing six sleep inducing natural remedies.

1. Lavender aromatherapy: The scent of lavender acts as a mild sedative and helps you get instant sleep during nights. There are plenty of products made up of lavender available in the market such as massage oils, lotions, bath salts and reed diffusers.

2. Deep breathing: You need to calm yourself first and inhale through your left nostril slowly. This will reduce blood pressure. This yoga method is effective when you could not sleep due to overheating or menopausal hot flushes.

3. Music therapy: If you think night time lullabies only work for babies, you are wrong. People who suffer from insomnia have shown improvement after they started listening to music every day for 40 minutes before bedtime.

4. Mind games: Tell yourself that you will stay awake entire night and your mind will start opposing it. Try to keep your eyes wide open and look everywhere. Your eye muscles will get exhausted and your brain take is as an instruction to sleep.

5. Consume rice and almonds at night: Rice and almonds have amino acids that calm you down and induce sleep. So, consume a bowl of rice four hours before you sleep. Almonds also work as muscle relaxant.

6. Rewind your day: If you recall sights, conversation and sounds, you will reach a mental state which will make you sleep. In fact, remembering the mundane details in reverse order clears your mind of worries and clams you down, inducing sleep.

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