Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while you’re sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development.
Incase insomnia is knocking at your door, be careful because in time it will become your worst nightmare.Instead of rushing to the drugstore, find the remedies at home.
1. Milk with Honey or Almond
Almond and milk are excellent sources of calcium that helps the brain produce melatonin. Warm milk sparks pleasant and relaxing feeling that induces good sleep. Honey has a sedative effect that gets you to bed more quickly. Add one tablespoon of honey to warm milk for a relaxing pre-sleep drink.
Put a drop of jasmine oil on each wrist just before you go to bed. It will create a sense of drowsiness. You can also dab some oil on your forehead. The aroma will aid you in getting good night’s sleep.
3. Cherry Juice
Cherry juice is a natural aid for sleeplessness. It is full of tryptophan. 1 cup of cherry juice is a yummy way to drift off.
Bananas contain tryptophan, magnesium, and potassium. Have one banana half an hour before going to bed every night. It will relax your muscles and act as a natural sleep supplement.
About 15 minutes before bedtime eat some snacks, like bread or cereal, which have a good content of carbohydrates.
Thin needles when inserted in the skin open up the blocked channels and allow the brain to understand better that it’s the time to go to sleep. Acupuncture process releases neuroendocrine chemicals that let you fall asleep.
Exercise on a regular basis brings natural sleep. But, don’t work out right before bed. Do some abdominal breathing and progressive muscle relaxation in the morning, or after work. Adults, who do aerobic exercises regularly, can experience improvements in their sleep quality.
8. Bottle Gourd
Extract the juice of bottle gourd and add an equal quantity of sesame oil to it. Use it to massage your scalp. You can also include this veggie in your diet.
9. Poppy Seeds
Consume one teaspoon of poppy seeds before hitting the hay. Or else, add one teaspoon each of coconut powder and poppy seeds in some water. Melt some clarified butter in a frying pan. Add turmeric and cumin (a pinch) to it. Remove it from the heat immediately and mix poppy seed paste in it. Add salt to taste. Have it 1 hour before going to bed.
Eat 3 cups of yogurt on the daily basis or massage your scalp with it to get natural sleep.
Add aniseed(1 teaspoon) to boiling water (375 ml). Simmer it for 12-15 minutes. Add milk and honey to it. Drink it before hitting the sack.
The sedative properties of saffron induce sound sleep. All you need to do is soak saffron (4-5 strands) in a cup of warm milk and drink it.