Natural remedies for sleep?
Do you have any suggestions or tips for getting an adequate amount of sleep at night. I do not want to take medication. I would prefer natural remedies. I have tried melatonin and over-the-counter sleep aids. Neither of them were successful. :womanfrustrated:
They say lavender oil works well. My daughter is a physician assistant and recommends it. I’d go to a natural health store if you want to go that route. Have you tried Andrew Lessman products? Just a suggestion.
Ru still having trouble sleeping ?
I would recommend seeing your Dr, and getting a referral to a Sleep Clinic. That’s their specialty, they’ll study YOUR body while you sleep, as well as evaluate lifestyle, environmental, behavioral, diet, etc. factors that are particular to you.
Relaxation techniques can be quite helpful, as can exercise (but not close to bedtime). I like Sleepytime Tea, too. Humans have evolved to rest and sleep at night and follow the diurnal cycle of each day. A clinic can analyze your sleep habits and the quality of your sleep as well, and determine whether you have any sleep disorder.
Just like a baby, it’s important to have a regular schedule for rest, and then sleep. They’ll help you with this. In the interim, do some research from reliable, peer- reviewed sources, like professional literature and reliable governmental agencies, like the National Institute for Health (NIH), fed.gov, university sites, etc.. There’s been a tremendous amount of research on this in the last twenty years.
Good luck, rest well, and sleep tight, my friend.
I’m not a fan of medication either, but gave up on finding any natural or home remedy for my post-meno insomnia. Even AL’s Night Time didn’t help. I’ve had tinnitus for over 7 years, and also have some very stressful things going on that can’t be avoided. Last year I gave up and reluctantly asked the doctor for a prescription. I hardly use them though, only very occasionally, when I absolutely have to make sure I sleep well for my plans the next day. Fortunately I’m retired. I take them every night when I’m on vacation. Since last July, I’ve only taken about 40 total. Sometimes I’ve split one in half. No regrets, did what I had to do.
Good luck with your search. :smileyhappy:
(Bob) Marley Mellow Mood ……. it’s a tea sold in the Organic section of the grocery stores……I personally have never tried this, but, my son swears by it… and he says he does not wake up groggy in the morning. I think there are different flavors also. You can learn more about it if you google it 🙂
I use a wax burner with lavender wax cubes. It really makes a difference for me. I enjoy a much deeper sleeper when I turn on the wax burner. I swear by it so much that when I ran out of lavender wax cubes, my husband ran to a 24 hour store at 10pm to buy lavender wax cubes. I bought my wax burner from Scentsy, but I use other brands of wax. I love Scentsy wax, but it’s expensive and only lasts a day longer than the cheaper wax. I want to figure out a way to make my own with lavender oil.
You know, are you sure that your environment is perfect for your sleep? is it
–too much light. not enough darkness?
–too hot [or cold] for you?
–uncomfortable bedding, need to share the blanket with a SO, etc?
it is funny, but fixing these environmental problems (black-out curtains; dealing with noise even to the point of ear-plugs; cranking that AC up/heat down; getting a separate blanket from your SO or even getting a separate bed fixed a great number of people’s sleep!
Aveda makes a small vial of a lavendar potion that has a roller ball. Supposedly if you use it on both temples it can help with headaches and with inducing sleep. I’ve tried it from time to time and it did work. Unfortunately I awakened after 3 or 4 hours but it’s better than nothing some nights….
I spritz my sheets with lavender water.
I HAVE HAD INSOMNIA FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS, HOWEVER THERE ARE UNDERLYING PROBLEMS CONTRIBUTING TO THIS. WHAT I HAVE FOUND THAT WORKS BEST FOR ME IS BREWING A POT OF CELESTIAL SEASONINGS, CAFFEINE FREE, “SLEEPYTIME EXTRA”
HERBAL TEA. THIS ALSO HAS VALERIAN IN IT WHICH PROMOTES CALMING. I SOMETIMES MIX IN THE CAFFEINE FREE HERBAL
I TRY TO BE OFF THE COMPUTER ONE HOUR BEFORE I GO TO BED.
I WAS TOLD THAT THE “BLUE” LIGHTS IN THE COMPUTER SCREEN STIMULATES BRAIN ACTIVITY…NO SUGAR BEFORE BED!
IF POSSIBLE, WATCH SOMETHING FUNNY ON TV OR LISTEN TO SOME NICE MUSIC. PERSONALLY, I SLEEP BETTER IN A COLD ROOM WELL VENTILATED. LOOSE BED CLOTHES, NOTHING BINDING OR RESTRICTING. I NEED THE “WHITE NOISE” OF A FAN RUNNING…IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BLOW ON YOUR, JUST THE SOOTHING SOUNDS. THERE ARE ALSO CD’S AVAILABLE WITH SOOTHING SOUNDS TO HELP YOU TO RELAX!!!
I PRAY THAT YOU WILL SOON FIND A REMEDY TO HELP YOU SLEEP! IT IS A BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL GIFT!!
BLESSINGS TO YOU!!!
KEEP US INFORMED ON YOUR PROGRESS AND WHAT IS HELPING YOU!!
An evening walk, aand great work out, lots of water and keeping a regular wake/sleep schedule.
Get up and go to sleep at the same time each day.
Dont take naps. No sugary or unhealthy snacks before bed.
No caffeine after 2 or 3 pm (check medications or over the counter ones to see if its in it).
You might want to try a cup of “passionflower” herbal tea at bedtime. Very relaxing, many of my friends say it does the trick. I don’t like melatonin, it gives me nightmares.
This is a problem that plagues many of us. First and foremost – talk to your doctor about this. Check to make sure there are no underlying physical problems and that you do not have Sleep Apnea. Second – be very careful in taking Melatonin or other “natural” supplements especially if you are taking other medications. A cool, dark room will help you sleep better. Going to bed and getting up in the morning at the same time (a set routine) often helps. Staying off the computer at least a half an hour before bedtime helps to quiet down the eyes and brain. No caffeine, food or other stimulants after 8:00 p.m. Good luck and let us know how you are doing.:womanhappy:
You are not alone, I also struggle with this. I find it helps to switch things up and try different “remedies” on different days. I usually make what I call a “sleep smoothie”:
1 cup Tart Cherry Juice (high level of Melatonin)
1/2 Banana (high in magnesium, calms the nerves)
1 Kiwi (increases seratonin level, seratonin calms down the brain)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup Organic soymilk, or almond milk
Blend all together like a moothie and enjoy.
You may also like some warm milk (I use non-dairy) with 1/4 tsp each of cinnamon, cardamom, and tumeric, (sweetener of your choice, I use truvia).
A nice glass of red wine also works for me.
Hope this helps and sweet dreams to all of us of insomniacs. :heart:
Posted in Health & Wellness
07.07.16 5:29 PM