Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by staying asleep or difficulty falling asleep. There are variety of causes that lead to insomnia like anxiety, stress, poor sleep habits, chronic pain, life changes, disruptions in sleeping environment, poor sleep habits, caffeine or other stimulants, breathing difficulties and medical conditions like acid reflux, heart failure and arthritis etc. Insomnia condition can be managed by simple home remedies at home.
Cinnamon is one of the best herb for insomnia. It is one of the best mind relaxant.
The presence of menthol in peppermint makes it a good sedative and muscle relaxant. It promotes overall body and mind relaxation. The scent present in peppermint has soothing effect on the brain.
Garlic cloves are used since ancient time. The presence of sulfurous compounds in garlic have a calming effect on brain to improve the quality of sleep.
Combine a garlic clove and a glass of milk in a saucepan. Let it boil for three minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool. Add one teaspoon of honey to it. Drink this milk thirty minutes before bedtime.
The nutrients like iron, zinc, calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin B in almonds are very good in insomnia. These nutrients relax the muscles, regulate brain activity and increase the secretion of sleep-inducing compounds such as melatonin. Almonds contains 14 types of amino acids including tryptophan that synthesize serotonin and melatonin level.
Hot milk contains tryptophan that cross the blood-brain barrier in order to have a good sleep. Milk encourage brain to produce calming hormones known as serotonin, which is good for insomnia.
Drink a glass of hot milk at bedtime for sound sleep.
Honey helps to convert tryptophan into serotonin that promotes relaxation. Serotonin is then converted into melatonin in the pineal gland. Production of melatonin is beneficial for sleeping disorders. It enhances the quality of restorative sleep. Honey contain sufficient amount of glycogen that is necessary for restful sleep.
Consume one to two tablespoonful of honey at bedtime as it promotes higher quality sleep to get rid of insomnia.
Banana is fully loaded with potassium and magnesium that relax muscles and keep mind calm. It is a wonderful remedy for insomnia.
Prepare a banana tea by adding one cup of water and cinnamon powder to it. Boil this mixture for ten minutes. Drink this mixture before going to sleep.
Chamomile contain constituent benzodiazepines, a group of anxiety reducing drugs like Xanax and valium that is beneficial for insomnia. It helps to elevate mood, promote sleep and reduce anxiety.
Use two to three teaspoons of chamomile leaves to a cup of boiling water. Allow it to steep for fifteen minutes. Drink this tea between meals up to four times a day.