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If you’ve been having trouble sleeping at night and you are looking for natural sleep aids to help with you insomnia, here’s a list of some of the most popular natural sleep remedies. I hope they will help you to get to sleep at night and finally get all the rest that you need.
Melatonin is probably the most well known natural sleep aid. Melatonin is one of your natural hormones and it is produced when your body converts Seratonin into Melatonin and it helps make you drowsy.
It is especially helpful for shift workers and other people who have had their regular sleep cycles disturbed due to the unusual hours that they are now keeping. So if you work second or third shift and you find it difficult to get to sleep, you may want to try taking some Melatonin about a half hour before bedtime.
Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis) is an herb that flowers near the end of spring. It has a long history of use as a sleep aid and it is available over the counter in many European countries. It is not a sleep aid that will have an immediate effect on most people as it takes time to work. It may take as long as a month of regular use to achieve its full effect. But it is well known for producing a calming and deep sense of relaxation which should be able to help you sleep much more easily. You can take valerian root in a capsule form, or as a tea or tincture. Generally, you should limit your use to no more than three months.
Chamomile (Matricaria camomilla) is another flowering herb. Usually the dried flowers and leaves are used to make a tea which you would drink before bedtime. Unlike Valerian, chamomile has an immediate effect and is usually helpful for occasional insomnia. It is also very easy to find as most supermarkets stock chamomile teas in their tea and coffee aisle. In addition to drinking chamomile tea about a half hour before you are ready to go to bed, you can also try putting some chamomile sachets inside your pillow case or under your pillow.
Calcium & Magnesium
Calcium and Magnesium are two vitamin supplements that taken together should help improve your ability to stay asleep at night, though they may not necessarily help you fall asleep. But if you find yourself frequently waking during the night, then you might want to consider it. Many people don’t have enough of either mineral in their regular diet so a calc-mag supplement is a good idea anyway and usually you can find them in a combined supplement.
Just keep in mind that if you’ve recently been suffering from chronic insomnia symptoms, it may be wise to visit your doctor to make sure there isn’t an underlying cause that needs to be dealt with. Also, natural herbal remedies are as likely to cause side effects and other symptoms as chemically derived pharmaceuticals so it is a good idea to see your doctor in any case before using any herbal remedy on a regular basis.
If, like me, you would prefer a method without side effects and in which you don’t have to take any drugs or herbs, Sleep Tracks is an excellent insomnia aid. It uses brainwave audio technology to help you fall asleep in the short term, it is a complete sleep training course designed to permanently cure your insomnia. You also don’t have to worry about allergies or the potential side effects of herbal supplements.
For more tips for dealing with your insomnia naturally, be sure to visit my site on natural sleep remedies.