Natural Remedies For Insomnia

messy bed sheetsTired of insomnia? Fortunately, there are alternatives to counting sheep to help you get a healthy night’s sleep. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful:

What You Need To Know:

• Create a restful place to sleep
Remove or block noise, light, and other distractions, and make sure your mattress is comfortable for you

• Cut coffee and other stimulants

Eliminate or cut down on drinks and foods that have caffeine, ephedra, or pseudoephedrine; work with your doctor to find alternatives if you take medication with any of these ingredients

• Learn to relax
Relaxation tapes and other self-help tools or a counselor experienced in treating insomnia can help you let go of tension

• Check out valerian
To fall asleep quicker and enjoy deeper sleep quality, take 300 to 600 mg of a concentrated root extract 30 minutes before bedtime, with or without other relaxing herbs such as lemon balm and passion flower

• Try melatonin
Take 0.5 to 3.0 mg one to two hours before bedtime to help reset your body’s biological clock