Inability to sleep soundly, insomnia and other symptoms of sleeplessness are all too common problems that many people face. Often these are just normal way our body reacts to current changes happening in our lives, and sometimes these can just be temporary changes that will dissipate with time. Unfortunately for some people this may not be temporary, but rather a very serious sleeping problem that will change their entire life; not only emotionally, but physically as well.
Lack of sleep, or sleeplessness will affect in a bad way a person’s outlook on life and may even change them personality wise. As a result, it is not just him or her but those around him who normally interacts with him that may be affected.
On occasion, toss and turning, and not getting enough sleep could also be a sign of real medical problem. It is not unusual for persons suffering from depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems or mood disorders to have sleepless nights.
There is certainly a lot of things that one should be able to do to help with good night’s sleep, and stop completely any sleeping problems. They include laying the background for a peaceful night, making the body relax, making sure you get adequate exercise, using techniques that should relax the body, decorating with calming colors, using music and meditation, and reducing worries and anxiety, plus taking herbal sleep remedies.
Taking natural sleep remedy could also mean keeping a consistent schedule of events or routine that promotes good night’s sleep. It just means that you’re teaching your body to learn how to get ready for sleep at certain time, after certain schedule of events; like taking a bath, or excising before bed time. Taking relaxing and warm bubble bath is most often a good bedtime regimen. Any, or combination of these herbs can be used in aromatherapy bath: Lime flower, mint, chamomile, lavender, hops, rose, neroli, passion flower, ylang-ylang and vetiver. Taking baths, and drinking milk and honey before bedtime, will relax the body and make it ready and eager to fall asleep.
Beside these herbal sleep remedy, music is another tool that can induce restful sleep. Listen to calming and quiet music before going to bed. For those individuals, listening to sound of wave music with ocean sound, or birds and other sensual noise will help them sleep soundly. These should be slowly introduced in the background when getting ready to sleep, or possibly be left on for the entire night.
The effect of exercise on sleep and relaxation is well documented in many studies. Exercise and physical activity relaxes the body. They reduce tensions, and increase the body’s sleep receptor which makes the body want to fall asleep when the night falls. Exercising regularly for at least 20 minutes a day, for 3 or 4 times a week is a very healthy habit to follow. Not only does it help to sleep soundly, but it also will help in keeping your body in a good physical condition. Highly recommended forms of natural sleep remedy is exercise are walking, running, biking, and rope jumping, and dancing. For individuals who may have sleeping issues, light exercise like tai chi, or yoga can be very helpful.
Avoiding stimulants go a long way in promoting a good night’s sleep. Likely foods that contains high level of stimulants are sodas, chocolate, coffee, and alcoholic drinks. Those have high level of unhealthy substances like sugar and caffeine. These, and smoking, should be strictly avoided, especially in the hours just prior to bedtime.
In place of stimulants and food that will make it hard to fall asleep, calming herb tees should be taken instead. These herbal sleep remedies include chamomile tea and lavender mint tea. Other good herbal ingredients for a relaxing tea are valerian root, kava, lemon balm, passion flower, California poppy, and hops.
In any case, there is no secret that if you want to have a good night’s sleep that the bedroom should be decorated to encourage you falls asleep. The bed and pillows should be comfortable, and the bedroom décolors and lighting of the room should be deemed. Watching television in the room should be avoided.
Keeping with this type of routine will definitely lead to a long and restful night. Don’t give up if they fail to work the first time. Just keep at them, and also take your herbal sleep remedies, and before you know it, you’ll be in the middle of a long, deep, restful sleep.
By: Emeka Ezidiegwu
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