When insomnia strikes,and starts effecting the quality of our lives one option is to try prescription sleep aids. But that is not the only option there are a number of other effective natural sleep remedies .
Lifestyle changes, as well as foods, supplements, and herbal supplements may help you get restful sleep.
Natural Insomnia Remedies: Foods, Herbs, and Supplements
Warm milk: Almond milk is an excellent source of calcium, which helps the brain produce melatonin. Plus, warm milk may spark pleasant and relaxing memories of childhood your mother helping you fall asleep.
Sleep-time snacks: Sleep experts say that the best sleep-inducing foods include a combination of protein and carbohydrates. A light snack of half a banana with a tablespoon of peanut butter or a whole wheat cracker with some cheese is recommended. Eat one of these snacks about 30 minutes before bed time.
Magnesium: Magnesium apparently plays a key role in the regulation of sleep. Research has shown that even marginal magnesium deficiency can prevent the brain from settling down at night. Besides Over the counter Magnesium supplements Try taking two doses, following label directions, a day, with the second dose right before bed. You can also get magnesium from food. Good sources include green leafy vegetables, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, and almonds
Ayurveda Massage : Ayurveda recommends gentle head and foot massage to aid sleep .
Getting enough sleep is not a luxury: it is necessary for health.. Getting the right amount of sleep is as much a part of a healthy lifestyle as diet and exercise.
With meditation, exercise, and a healthy schedule, most of us can achieve better sleep without pills
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