Say we do a survey on what is that one activity that people love the most in their lives which they cannot live without? Will that be their work? Or will that be doing something they are passionate about? Or may be spending time with their close ones? Let me tell you the most basic thing which is necessary for doing all these activities properly, that is your sleep. There is no substitution to proper sleep. Have you seen how happy pandas are? You know why? Because they sleep whenever they feel like. Now with our busy schedules, we cannot fight insomnia that easily but at least we can try by following some of the methods mentioned below.
1) A glass of warm milk
This is a natural remedy to insomnia. A glass of warm milk is rich in calcium. Calcium helps our brain to produce a hormone called melatonin. Melatonin helps in reducing your body temperature and makes you feel a bit drowsy and sleepy. A glass of almond milk at the end of the day will not only relax your body but also make you fall asleep easily.
2) Valerian root
Valerian is a plant whose roots are really effective for preventing sleep disorders. You can brew it up as your tea and consume it. If you don’t like to intake it in that way, you also get capsules with the same contents. You can make it very easily with warm water and also add honey if you want to.
3) Create an ambiance for sleep
Who would feel like sleeping if you have computers and laptops and files piled up all around your house? Keep your bed clean and accessible all the time so that you can just lie down whenever you want. Open the windows and change the lighting of the room in such a way which will make you calm and balanced at the end of the day and you feel like going home and sleeping peacefully.
4) Maintain your schedule and stick to it!
How often has it happened to you that you have mixed up all your work and you’ve felt irritated at the end of the day because nothing has been going right at all? Well, that can just be due to lack of sleep. Try to keep a schedule. Plan to sleep at the same time every day and no matter what, abide to it. Give up unhealthy habits and maintain a routine. Your sleep will follow its regular course.
5) Melatonin is the secret
Have foods which are rich in melatonin. Fruits like cherries, bananas, tomatoes, almonds and some other fruits increase the amount of melatonin in your body and removes your insomnia problems. Cherry juice is very effective to reduce sleep disorders.
6) The right amount of exercise
Well you all must be aware of how much exercise can help your body. It not only makes you fit but is the best way to get sleep. When you work out rigorously, you definitely feel tired and sleepy. You not only get proper sleep but also wake up with a lot of energy for the next day. You can also play your favorite sport instead or go to your favorite dance classes or do yoga.
7) Love for Lavender
Aromatherapy is something which has always been encouraged to be used by specialists to curb sleep disorders. The aroma of lavender improves your mood. It makes you drowsy as a result of which you fall asleep faster. You can sprinkle some drops of lavender oil on your pillow before going to sleep or make a lavender sleep sachet and keep it under your pillow.
8) The Magnesium Magic
Magnesium has been proved to be hugely responsible for your sleep. Even a very little amount of magnesium deficiency can make you brain anxious and result in sleeping disorders. To prevent this, you can have foods, fruits and vegetables which are rich in magnesium such as green leafy vegetables, almonds pumpkin seeds and wheat germs. You can also take supplements but it is better that you consul with your doctor before any intake.
9) Lemon Balm
Something which can be called a grandmother’s recipe, lemon balm was used to cure almost everything in ancient days. These days lemon balm is used to lift up your mood and relaxation purpose. Depression is often seen as one reason for sleep disorders. However, you need to be careful with the amount you use. Increased use might have opposite effects. It is generally taken as tea.
10) Catnip for sleep
Catnip is a kind of plant that has sedative effects and make you fight insomnia. It belongs to the mint family and has an element called nepetalactone which makes you calm and drowsy and ready to sleep. You can take it in form of tea made with warm water and some honey before going to bed and experience sound sleep for the night.
Try to follow these methods and do maintain a healthy lifestyle. Meditation and habit of going to sleep every day at one particular time can help you deal with insomnia. Happy sleeping.