Are you tired of taking sleeping pills? Try my natural sleep remedies.
Insomnia is temporary, or recurrent. Anyway, it's painful. And for that, I am much more interested in using natural tricks. It is much better than taking a drug treatment, sometimes heavy or addictive.
I've suffered of insomnia for many years, but never took any kind of drug.
Here are 10 tips that helped me to fight my sleep disorders:
You wonder how this is possible? And yet, it works remarkably well.
This natural sleep remedy has the advantage of being free, natural and easy to use. A basin and cold water are sufficient. Let me explain.
And here you are, you will now fall asleep quickly:-)
When I was a massage student, in my hydrotherapy classes way back in Weimar College, I learned that to fight the cold of the extremities, the brain directs the blood to the feet, which frees and lightens the head, making it easier to fall asleep. You can use this remedy every night, but do it at least 3 times a week to make it work. You'll see, it's amazing!
Even more surprising? Not so much. It is about re-synchronizing our internal clock with the sun.
In France, we love camping. I spent many nights sleeping under the stars or in a tent, either with my family or with the Scouts, in the mountains or by the sea, and even during my studies in California where we were camping wild in Yosemite. Nothing better to fight insomnia than to sleep outdoor in fresh air.
Insomnia is often due to a hormonal disorder. Here is the solution recommended by the researchers:
It requires a return to the roots, i.e. a week of camping, without any contact with electrical appliances. This lifestyle change will allow your internal clock and sleep hormones to recover with sunrise and sunset. When you get home, you should be able to sleep without any problems.
The first thing to do, when the disorders persist, is to determine your sleep rhythm. I therefore advise you to record your sleep hours in a diary for several days: bedtime, sleep time, waking up during the night, then waking up in the morning. It will then be a matter of respecting these hours of sleep as much as you can, as regularly as possible, by following our other advice in addition.
If you can't sleep, you can't force yourself to sleep, you don't want to sleep at all costs when you decide to. If you have followed the above remedies and sleep does not come, it may mean that you have not followed your sleep rhythm well. So it is better to get up and go back to bed when you feel tired. Then, even if you go to bed later, get up at the scheduled time, preferably every day at the same time. This will help to give your body a rhythm.
Before going to bed, I often drink a chamomile tea, because it is a flower that is calming, soothing, sedative and free (I pick it along the Rhine river near my home).
You will avoid a sugar-based diet with stimulants (caffeine, nicotine, alcohol...) that increase cortisol or disrupt your sleep. So no heavy or carbohydrate-rich dinners.
Base your meals on the intake of protein and vegetables, nuts, almonds, seeds (pumpkin seeds for example are full of magnesium).
It's not a legend reserved for American movies, no... it really works. When I don't have chamomile at home, I drink hot milk according to this delicious recipe:
You'll fall asleep more easily and quickly:-)
Drink this remedy 30 minutes before bedtime and good night!
No more important thing than that: managing stress relaxes and allows you to sleep better.
The latter increases the production of cortisol, a hormone responsible for many insomnia when it is in excess.
Become a follower of prayer or contemplation (not meditation...I prefer to talk to a true God than meditate toward the sun).
If you want to sleep, drink coffee, you don't have to!
Even if you have little time and don't like it too much, try to find a time to practice a sport.
Choose a physical activity that suits you and do it at least three times a week, preferably in the morning or early afternoon, but in any case at least 4 hours before going to sleep.
Because endurance sports allow the production of endorphins, the latter will promote better sleep. Of course, you have to make a difference, because if you have a health problem of which insomnia is only a symptom, the management would be totally different. Depression, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea syndrome... will be answered by medical assistance.
In addition to its good smell, lavender has many properties. It soothes and calms. That's why I propose a lavender treatment. There's nothing better than to recharge your batteries and get back on track. I sometimes feel a little tense and don't know where to turn. Taking care of your body means giving yourself time for yourself. A good excuse to relax with my lavender oil with miraculous virtues.....
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