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7 Natural Ways to Treat Insomnia & Fall Asleep Without Drugs

7 Natural Ways to Treat Insomnia & Fall Asleep Without Drugs

A common problem that affects many people is insomnia. Insomnia is defined as the difficulty either falling or staying asleep.

Insomnia can cause many problems in day to day life. It can lead to being fatigued, performing poorly, getting headaches, being irritable and becoming depressed.

There are two types of insomnia, with one being more severe than the other. They are acute and chronic insomnia.

Acute insomnia is the most common. It can last for several days or weeks. While annoying and frustrating, this does not necessarily mean there is a bigger problem. On the other hand, chronic insomnia, lasts for months or even longer.

Many things can cause insomnia. Some factors are: stress, anxiety, mental health disorders, poor sleep habits, disruptions in sleeping environment, life changes, caffeine, chronic pain, and breathing difficulties.

Some medical conditions can also cause insomnia, such as arthritis, heart failure, and acid reflux.

Likewise, some medications, such as corticosteroids, alpha-blockers, beta-blockers, and ACE inhibitors are linked to insomnia.

Ready for a peaceful night of sleep? Here are the top home remedies for insomnia:

1. Cumin Seeds

Cumin is a spice. Besides making delicious food, it has been known to help with digestion. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, it was used to induce sleep. Cumin oil also helps one to feel sleepy.

2. Nutmeg 

Nutmeg also can cause sleepiness. Therefore, it also can naturally help you fall asleep:

3. Saffron 

Saffron is another spice that can cause sleepiness:

4. Chamomile Tea 

Chamomile tea is well-known to help relax the body and calm the mind, which can help relieve insomnia. Scientist think a chemical called apigenin, found in chamomile, gets credit for this.

5. Bananas 

Bananas have amino acids that can help improve your sleep. The acids are called tryptophan. Tryptophan helps your body create a chemical called serotonin, which helps regulate your sleep.

Bananas also contain several minerals, including: iron, calcium and potassium. Each of these minerals help to cause drowsiness.

6. Fenugreek Juice

Juice made from fenugreek leaves can help you calm down and relaxed. We all know when your mind and body are relaxed, it is easier to fall asleep.

7. Valerian 

Valerian is an herb that has been used in the medical field. Valerian is very strong and it does cause sleepiness and relaxes the muscles. It causes sleepiness and relaxes muscles.

It is especially important to note that you should not use this remedy on a regular basis, or for more than a few weeks. It has been known to cause heart problems. You may also feel some withdrawal symptoms. Simply having valerian tea is helpful.

Besides the ideas mentioned above, be sure to take some of your own measures. It is important to establish a regular sleep routine. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet and away from any distraction.

Avoid large meals before bedtime and try not to eat too late in the day. Try some relaxation techniques, such as meditation and/or prayer.

Eliminate caffeine and try to get a workout in throughout the day, taking care not to work out too late.

It is of great importance to note that if sleep is affecting your day to day life, you should seek medical treatment.

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