Lack of proper sleep can raise many physical disorders and deteriorate mental health of an individual. When we are in deep sleep body secretes certain vital hormones like HGH and recuperates, if a person is not getting sound sleep for sufficient duration his physical and mental processes can get stressed-out and raise many types of issues. Lack of sleep or insomnia presents itself in many forms – disturbed sleep, difficulty in falling asleep, sleeping for lesser duration or not getting sound sleep are commonly seen forms of insomnia. All of these can be source of poor health and fragile mental and emotional status. Natural sleep remedies are safe and effective ways which can resolve the problem and bring sound sleep to prevent its ill-effects on health.
Natural Sleep Remedies
Herbal teas work as potent natural sleep remedies, some of the herbs have properties which promote mental relaxation and allow a person to fall asleep quickly and gain sound sleep. Take one teaspoon of fresh lavender flowers and one and a half teaspoon of fresh mint leaves, put these in a pot and pour a cup of boiling water. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes later strain and drink the liquid. One cup of this tea before retiring works as one of the best natural sleep remedy.
Passion flowers are widely used as a natural sleep remedy. Just add a teaspoon of passion flowers to a cup of boiling water, let the mixture sit for 10 minutes, stir and drink before going to sleep, it will bring sound sleep quickly. Adding two teaspoons of lemon balm to a cup of boiling water and after few minutes drinking it after straining also works as potent sleep remedy.
Take one teaspoon of chamomile dried herb, add it to a cup of water and boil the mixture for few minutes, later strain and let the mixture become bearably hot, add one teaspoon each of honey and lemon juice. Drink this cup of tea before going to bed. This is another one of the best used natural sleep remedy.
Lavender oil provides couple of wonderful natural sleep remedies. Massage your feet with warm lavender oil before going to bed; this is excellent method for gaining mental relaxation and calm mood to gain sound sleep. Add few drops of lavender oil to bucket full of warm water, take a bath with this mixture before retiring you will find that lavender oil provides excellent sleep remedy.
When body has low energy levels and muscles and tissues suffer with poor nutrition and get exhausted, these do not allow a person to fall asleep; this is what happens with people suffering with stress. Lack of sleep further aggravates stress. One can gain sound sleep by soaking 5 to 6 almonds in water and let them stay for overnight, in the morning peel them off and grind them to form a paste. Add these to a glass of milk and bring the mixture to a boil, add little sugar and two-three flakes of saffron and drink it. All of these together works as tremendously beneficial natural sleep remedies. Just one glass of almond and saffron milk will bring sound sleep in the night by keeping you physically and mentally energized.
Use honey in higher quantity and replace it with sugar wherever possible. Drink a glass of milk after adding one or two teaspoons of honey or drink two-three glasses of warm water after adding two teaspoons of honey. These work as excellent natural sleep remedies. You can also increase intake of honey by dressing salad or adding it to a cup of curd during lunch and dinner.
Extract a cup of fresh cabbage juice, take a cup of curd and add two teaspoons of honey to it, consume these with dinner. It also works as effective sleep remedy.
Sesame oil and bottle gourd juice also provide natural sleep remedies. Take sesame oil in sufficient quantities and make it mildly warm, massage scalp with fingertips with this oil before going to bed, this oil has powerful properties to bring sound sleep. Similarly massages with bottle gourd juice have also been found as one of the best natural sleep remedy by many.
Some exercises described in yoga are also very good natural sleep remedies. Practicing ‘Shava-asana’ teaches mind and body to discard stress, exhaustion and unnecessary thoughts and go down in deep sleep. Breathing exercises are also very helpful as these energize mind and body by enhancing oxygenation of the body, healthy mind and energetic body are capable of gaining sound sleep at night easily. Other than these Sheersh-asana and Sarvaang-asana are also excellent yoga poses which work as natural sleep remedies too. One should learn these asanas in an expert’s guidance before practicing at home.
Stay hydrated during the day. Avoid too much caffeine and carbonated beverages as these deprive of sound sleep. Too much alcohol intake, staying on an empty stomach and eating too much in dinner also cause sleeplessness.