We experience insomnia when we find it difficult to fall asleep or when we can’t get enough sleep to feel refreshed in the morning, so we feel drained during the day and can’t concentrate properly. The causes of insomnia could be many: joint and muscle pain, restless legs, anxiety, fear, acid reflux, and pain from chronic disease.
With all that being said, if you have insomnia there are many natural cures, tasty foods to help you overcome that and I am going to list below. These natural remedies and foods can help tremendously on a physical level, as they relax your nervous system, however if your insomnia is caused by anxiety or fear (same thing), then it needs to be acknowledged, dealt with and overcome. There’s no hiding from it, the only way is through. There are many articles on The Power Within Us to assist you with transmuting fear, you can use the search button on the right.
Also, our mind tends to be overactive at night especially, so you have to simply observe the thoughts flowing without engaging in the chatter and but at the same time, calm the mind. Most recommended is to just relax and maybe listen to some soothing music, nature sounds and just meditate, just be. Make sure your room is not too noisy or hot or cold as that can make you restless and that the energy of the room is just perfect for you. Insomnia can be avoided easily if you take proper care of yourself and your environment, but if you’re already experiencing insomnia symptoms here are a few very practical and simple to do natural remedies.
1. Toast and raw milk – Studies have shown that drinking warm milk releases melatonin — the sleep hormone — as well as endorphins to relax you and encourage sleep. A small amount of complex carbohydrates such as whole grain toast or cereal will fill your stomach, relieving hunger pains at bedtime, and cure insomnia. Whole grains release tryptophan, a precursor to seratonin production — the calming brain chemical.
2. Two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar mixed with 10 to 12 ounces of water relieves burning from acid reflux that may prevent sleep. Additionally, arthritis and fibromyalgia pain may lessen or disappear after alkalizing with this drink.
3. Tea – Such as chamomile tea, valerian or lemon balm. They both have calming effects and help with restlesness and anxiety. Passionflower and skullcap soothe agitated nervous systems and can help with mental chatter. At the same time, too much of these herbs can actually do the opposite, make you more agitated, anxious and irritated.
4. Jasmine Essential Oil – Put a drop of jasmine essential oil on each wrist just before you go to bed. In studies conducted at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia, researchers discovered that people who spent the night in jasmine-scented rooms slept more peacefully than people who stayed in unscented—or even lavender-scented—rooms.
Try a soothing aromatic bath before bedtime. Add 5 drops lavender oil and 3 drops ylang-ylang oil to warm bathwater and enjoy a nice soak.
5. Breathing. Inhale deeply through the nose till you feel your belly is popping out a bit and exhale through the mouth as if you are spitting fire. Conscious breathing can help tremendously in so many areas, especially relaxing our nervous system, muscles and mind as well. Repeat that simple breathing exercise for as long as you wish.
Another incredible article with useful information to help you cure insomnia is The Ultimate Guide To Curing Insomnia and Getting A Good Nights Sleep.
I hope you found this article useful and practical. Have a blissful day!
Thank you for reading,
Love and Light,