I have a list of natural sleep remedies on this page: including herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies, Aryurvedic remedies, supplements (incl. melatonin), over-the-counter remedies, hypnosis and blue light. In addition I have a huge list of tips that are worth checking out, so that you know you are doing all you can to improve your sleep.
Your body is ultimately self-healing and there is every possibility that there is a cure for your particular type of insomnia. So, don't despair - keep looking for the right natural sleep remedies to suit your particular need. You really do want to sort it as insomnia is one of the depression warning signs.
Just in case your interest is about other aspects of sleep - causes, nervous breakdown, depression, stress, physical effects of sleep deprivation, etc, click here for related pages.
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health-care provider/physician to discuss the
information I have provided before taking remedies or
supplements of any kind. Just because something is
'natural' it does not necessarily
mean it is safe.
I have put together a whole list of options/natural sleep remedies/natural sleep aids for you to explore. The latest addition is blue light, which has great reviews. I am sure there is a natural sleep aid here for you that is going to help you with your sleeping problems. Be sure to do your own research, including visiting my other pages on sleep. You need to be totally happy with your natural sleep remedies - any worries about it would defeat the object.
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The Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION) contain all the information you need, so that you can make an informed decision about what you will take. Before you decide to use any of the herbs, natural sleep aids, herbal sleep remedies or supplements below, be sure to check with your doctor and read the up-to-date information on the ION's website.
The following herbal sleep remedies are great in conjunction with other strategies to deal with insomnia.
The following herbal remedies for sleep are also linked to the ION health notes:
Melatonin (link to the ION) is involved with you body's natural rhythm (circadian rhythm) including your sleep - wake cycle. Great too for jet-lag and when working shifts.
The right homeopathic remedy for sleep will be specific to your individual experience of a condition, including insomnia. abcHomeopathy.com has a search facility that allows you to enter your particular symptoms, before it recommends a remedy. Homeopathic remedies are also safe for children.
Ayurveda (from Sanskrit: ayus meaning 'longevity' and veda, meaning 'related to knowledge') is a traditional and influential system of medicine in South Asia. It treats the root cause of your sleeplessness by restoring the balance in your body/mind.A balanced body and mind feels like you have the weight lifted off your shoulders with nothing 'dragging' you down. At the same time Ayurveda can settle other, perhaps 'niggling' problems - the ones you have been putting up with for ages.
Dr Deepak Chopra suggests these Ayurvedic remedies: a cup of warm milk with two strands of saffron or some grated nutmeg - a great natural sleeping remedy.
Your unconscious mind is far more powerful than your conscious mind! Your unconscious mind carries the 'blueprint' for a good night's sleep. It mostly 'knows' how to do it, without the need for sleeping tablets. I can think of no better natural sleep aid than that.
Sleeping problems: difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, frequent waking up, general restlessness, nightmares, thoughts whirring, etc. can all be easily and effectively sorted by hypnosis - one of the best natural sleeping remedies. Hypnosis bypasses all that clutter, those nagging voices, those same thoughts going round and round in your head.
Hypnosis tracks help you to relax deeply, whilst a soothing voice
speaks straight to that part of your mind that is still in touch
with your 'normal' healthy sleep-wake cycle. I have
interviewed the CEO of HypnosisDownloads, see Hypnosis Online FAQ to get all the answers
to your questions about hypnosis. Hypnosis is also a great
way of dealing with underlying problems that stop you from
sleeping - HypnosisDownloads has hundreds of downloads to help you
deal with any kind of problem.
If you are suffering from anxiety - feel constantly 'wound up' and stressed with endless worries, then you would do so much better by dealing with that. I promise you - if you cure your anxiety, you won't have to look for sleeping remedies anymore!
I recommend Panic Miracle - developed by Chris Bayliss, who cured himself after he was failed by endless doctors, psychiatrists, hypnotherapist and a whole host of other practitioners. Completely cured, he has helped countless other sufferers since becoming a clinical researcher and health practitioner himself. His 3-step program is well-researched and gets excellent feedback. Click here for your ticket to recovery - Chris impressively promises that your anxiety will have gone in 8 weeks. I think that is realistic and he actually guarantees it. What have you got to lose?
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I suspect that you already know the following information and that is why you are looking for natural sleep remedies. However, just in case ...
Sleeping tablets that have been prescribed by your doctor fall in several categories: antidepressants, tranquillizers and neuroleptics. I can understand if you don't like the sound of that! They don't solve your problem and may actually make the situation worse - enough of a reason to take natural sleeping remedies. Hop over my page on insomnia and treatments to see a list of side-effects - I'll be here when you come back.
If these haven't put you off, remember that these sleep medication will only work for a limited time - they are addictive - you have to keep increasing the dosage to get the same effect..
You should also have a look at these warnings by the FDA - more reasons to take natural sleep remedies.
Further down I have a whole list of natural sleep remedies. However, just in case you were not familiar with general sleep hygiene, I want to run a list with general sleep advice by you. This is the kind of advice you would get from any sleep clinic. These strategies will help to support your attempts at getting into a better sleep pattern again. Apply those as well as taking natural sleep remedies.
Pick and choose a combination of all the above natural sleeping remedies to help improve your sleep. Sleeping tablets from your doctor are really only recommended for a few days, whilst you are in the midst of a crisis.
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