What are some good natural remedies for insomnia?


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Pepper pot Profile
Pepper pot answered

Turn off the TV earlier and relax your mind.

Write everything that is bothering you in a diary.

A warm bath.

A mug of warm milk, or and a banana, both contain tryptophan which helps you sleep.

Melatonin, valerian, and chamomile.

If you are suffering a bout of insomnia go and see your doctor, he may be able to give you something short term, I've had antihistamines before which helped me get into a sleep routine.

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Michael Poland Profile
Michael Poland answered

There are pressure points all over your body.

The ones you need are in four places.

1) Left or right foot, between your big toe and the next toe.

Place your heal in between and rest it there for less then

five minutes. That's the best one. 2) The same applies to your

hands. Between your thumb and index finger. Above all else,

clear your mind of all dialogue. Stop the conversation.

The sound of the ocean is great for that.

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Melanie Granger answered

There are quite a few natural remedies for insomnia. I've tried a few of them and believe it or not, they all helped me to fall asleep and stay asleep longer. I prefer natural remedies instead of taking medication because it saves money, they're safer and they have fewer side effects. Here are some of them:

- Magnesium and calcium. Both of these help with insomnia and when they're used together, they can increase the effectiveness. You should take 200 milligrams of magnesium and 600 of calcium every night before you go to bed.

- Wild lettuce. This is known to reduce anxiety and boost sleep. Take no more than 120 milligrams before bed.

- Aromatherapy. This one is my most recommended. It's best to use lavender, so find a lavender spray with real lavender and spritz it on your pillow before bedtime. 

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DDX Project answered

Exercise. Do something physical until exhaustion.

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Lard Ass Profile
Lard Ass answered


Sleepytime tea or chamomile tea usually works for me.

Ashley Bennet Profile
Ashley Bennet answered

I am glad to share with  you some useful home remedies for insomnia.

1. Papaya

Eat papayas frequent affects positively blood tonic, insomnia, chronic gastritis, helps restore the liver and increases the body’s resistance which make it one of the perfectly simple and natural remedies for insomnia.

2. Potato

French or baked fries are very tasty. Additionally, potato is also considered an excellent source for providing tryptophan (the sleep hormone) which make them one of the ideal remedies for insomnia, and they also have a soothing effect overall and beneficial for both your body and spirit.

3. Banana

Banana has been used as a treatment for insomnia as well as promoting for natural sleep for decades. Like green beans and oatmeal, bananas also increase levels of serotonin and melatonin. Besides, this delicious fruit is also known as a natural relaxant for helping you relax and go to sleep quickly and efficiently.

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Owen Hargreaves answered

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Isha Sharma answered

The Ayurvedic treatment of Insomnia focuses on balancing the aggravated body energies through herbal medicines as well as customized diet and lifestyle plans. Besides that, relaxation of mind is also an important part of the treatment.

The therapies for Insomnia include:

  • Abhyangam (Full body oleation therapy with medicated oil)
  • Mukh Abhyangam (Face treatment with herbal oil / cream)
  • Shiro Abhyangam (Head treatment with herbal oil)
  • Shirodhara (Dripping of specialized herbal oil on the forehead) or Thakram (medicated butter milk) or Kashayam (Herbal decoction) as per the need
  • Swedana (Steam bath)
  • Panchakarma treatment (Special detoxification therapy)

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