I am firmly convinced that we are only beginning to understand how important it is for health sleep but we know that sleep is important for proper hormone function, regulation of blood sugar, cell regeneration and more.
Natural Remedies Sleep
I have seen many articles natural sleep remedies that include many of basic things like avoiding caffeine, regular exercise, and the creation of a good sleep environment . All these things are certainly important, but have also come comments from readers who have tried all those things and still struggling with sleep.
For those who have tried to create a routine of normal sleep, the use of magnesium oil, creating a completely dark room and even supplements and have not worked, these remedies unusual sleep may help. Of course, anyone with a serious or long-term sleep problem must also find a good doctor or functional medicine doctor who specialized in sleep to ensure that there is a deeper issue.
These natural sleep remedies are extremely effective unusual, in my experience, but often not recommended. The good news, all of them are either very cheap or free, so it is worth trying
put your feet up – the right way
I got this tip from a friend had invested treat their own health through diet and lifestyle. Many of us are standing, walking, or (hopefully not) sitting for most of the day. As a result, the blood and lymph fluid to accumulate in the legs.
This is often more noticeable during pregnancy or if there is an underlying medical condition. If you’ve had children, did you notice your feet and ankles be a little tired / pain / swelling at night when she was pregnant
Remedy 😕 The free resource is simple and just put your feet up for 15-30 minutes at night. The two forms that appear to be the most effective are lying on the floor and resting your feet on a sofa or chair at an angle of 90 degrees or lying on the floor or in bed and rest your legs up against the wall (more difficult). Some nights, we do this as a family as we read books or do our routine family night. Sound boring? Try reading or listening to a podcast while sitting there
Overachiever Version :. If you want the benefits of raising the feet, along with the advantages of investment, consider trying gravity boots. We just these and my husband loves and prefers that only runs with his feet. There is some evidence that the entire investment can help the joints and can help relieve back pain.
Honey and salt
This remedy actually indirectly came from my grandmother told me once that children sleep better when given something sweet and salty in the night.
turns out, there can be some scientific backing to this decades old idea …
salt can help low cortisol levels and sugar levels blood balance, which is what you want in the night’s sleep. Natural sugars can help by raising insulin slightly, which helps lower cortisol (this is one of the reasons my doctor suggests carbohydrates they eat at night and not in the morning ).
carbohydrates of any kind Tryptophan can also help cross the blood brain barrier and improve the production of melatonin.
my children call them “honey salt” and ask some nights. The idea is that the combination of sweet and salt in a small amount can help promote sleep. From our small-scale trial of this (7 people), there seems to be an effect
What do :. Combine a small amount (1/2 teaspoon) of a natural sugar (honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, etc) with some natural salt and consume 15-20 minutes before bedtime. Alternatively, the mixture is stirred into a cup of chamomile tea and add a teaspoon of gelatin powder (optional).
This natural sleep remedy was recommended by my massage therapist who said she learned from Dr. Weil. It basically involves a slow breath and drawings helps oxygenate the blood and promote relaxation.
When I researched this type of breathing, I have found that many religions use some variation of it for meditation or prayer. Recent information suggests that can help the body displacement of sympathetic nerve activity (fight or flight) to parasympathetic (relaxation).
Either way, it is a quick and simple technique that seems to really help promote sleep and does not cost a thing
What do :.
- sitting in a relaxed position or lying down, breathe through your nose while counting to four.
- Hold your breath for a count of seven.
- exhale slowly through your mouth while counting to eight.
- Repeat 3-4 times or until you feel relaxed.
This unusual remedy comes highly recommended online reviews but has some scientific backing too. Studies show that can help with insomnia improve levels of melatonin and reduce inflammation to promote restful sleep. It can even help improve the way long sleep
Researchers at the University of the State of Louisiana had seven older adults with insomnia drink eight ounces of Montmorency tart cherry juice twice daily for two weeks followed by two weeks of no juice, and then two weeks drinking a placebo drink. Compared with placebo, drinking cherry juice resulted in an average of 84 minutes more sleep time every night
What do :. I take a tablespoon of tart cherry juice at night to help with sleep quality, especially on days with intense training as it also seems to help muscle recovery and stiffness. Cherry juice, you can even add chamomile tea or other relaxing teas (with salt honey remedy above) to help improve the taste.
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How is your sleep?