Some people have difficulties sleeping and suffer from acute insomnia. Insomnia seriously affects people’s physical and mental health. Sleeping pills are not always safe or effective. Don’t use sleeping pills. Try 7 natural remedies to beat sleep deprivation.
1. Take a break
Rub lotion in circular motions on areas of muscle tightness in your body to give yourself a massage, promoting healing and relaxation resulting in a blissful sleep.
2. Enjoy a nice soak
Your body temperature will be raised if you soak in a warm bath. After getting out of the bath, the cool down produces a calming sleepiness. If you want to experience a spa, you can add Epsom salts or a soothing lavender oil to the bath.
3. Eat a snack
Before bed, you can eat a low protein, high carbohydrate snack that will allow your metabolism to slow. Eating a calming snack such as 1/2 a bowl of oatmeal with slice banana or a bowl of low-fat ice cream about 90 minutes can help the sleeping process.
4. Herbal tea
You can drink herbal tea before bed to promote relaxation and peace. Herbal tea is caffeine free chamomile tea. It is a warm, soothing drink.
5. Take Valerian root
Valerian root, a natural supplement, prompts your brain to produce neurotransmitters, making you sleepy.
6. Do yoga
Yoga, a form of mind-quieting physical activity, relaxes you very well. People who exercise sleep more hours than those who do not exercise. Yoga allows your body to break a sweat and stretch at the same time.
If you have trouble falling asleep, try using a lavender scented eye mask or pillow.
Your heartbeat slows and muscles relax because the scent from lavender oil enhances can slow-wave sleep, the very deep slumber. Then, you will fall in asleep in no time.