Healing Insomnia With Home Remedies

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Insomnia affects nearly 30% of adults in America. We have so much on our minds that at the end of the day it can be hard to wind down and fall fast asleep. Many people lay awake in bed, tossing and turning for hours on end getting frustrated and eventually becoming quite desperate for a remedy that will help them fall asleep each night. The lack of sleep can cause major health problems such as obesity, hypertension, heart attacks, as well as a low motivation, mood swings, irritability, and decreased performance at home and in the bedroom.

Insomnia Symptoms

Common symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Variable sleep (a few nights of poor sleep followed by a night or two of better sleep)
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Feelings of fatigue or reduced energy
  • Forgetfulness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Increased errors or accidents during daily tasks
  • Worry about sleep

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What Causes Insomnia?

  • Nasal/sinus allergies
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as reflux
  • Endocrine problems such as hyperthyroidism
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Low back pain
  • Tension
  • Getting caught up in thoughts about past events
  • Excessive worrying about future events
  • Feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities
  • A general feeling of being revved up or overstimulated

Studies have shown that insomnia can be caused by depression and worsen the effects of depression the longer a person’s insomnia goes untreated.

How to Treat Insomnia:

  1. Get 30-40 minutes of exercise during the day
  2. Take a spoonful of apple cider vinegar after dinner
  3. Indulge in a lalvendar infused bath
  4. Drink a cup of warm milk before bed
  5. Meditate on the Perfect You
  6. Read a novel as you wind down before turning out the lights and going to sleep
  7. Muster up some positive thoughts
  8. Turn on the AC or a fan to circulate air through your room to bring you comfort
  9. Play soothing tunes during the night at a low volume
  10. Close your eyes and count down from 50 as you take mild to medium breathes of relaxation until you feel completely relaxed and drift off into a dreamy state only to awake in the morning feel well rested and energized

 

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