Here are Several Home Remedies and Herbs to Get Over Insomnia

Wednesday, 16-June-2021 13:08

illustration: saffron in a bottle
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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that is characterized by staying awake or having difficulty in falling asleep. This can cause fatigue, poor performance, tension headaches, irritability, depression, and various other problems.  

Adults need an average of 8-9 hours of sleep daily at night, otherwise one might feel miserable and will end up tossing and turning in bed. 

In general, insomnia falls under two categories, namely acute and chronic insomnia. Acute insomnia is brief and it tends to resolve without any treatment. Chronic insomnia is disrupted sleep that occurs at least three nights per week, which is much worse. 

This type of chronic insomnia is caused by unhealthy sleep habits, late-night shifts, and other clinical disorders.

So how can we address this insomnia problem? Here are some tips on insomnia prevention as well as home remedy,  as reported by Boldsky.

1. Take a Bath

Taking a hot shower two hours before going to bed can be of great help in treating insomnia. A study found out that women with insomnia who took a hot bath for about 90 minutes slept much better than those who didn't. A hot bath relaxes your body and soothes the nerve endings. Add a few drops of soothing essential oils like chamomile, rosemary or lavender oil to the bath water. 

2. Apple Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contain amino acids that relieve fatigue. It also helps in breaking down the fatty acids that release tryptophan. This will regulate a proper sleep cycle. Mix two teaspoons each of apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of warm water. Drink this mixture before going to sleep. 

3. Warm Milk 

Drinking warm milk before going to bed is an excellent remedy to relax your mind and body. It contains tryptophan that promotes good sleep. Boil a glass of milk and mix a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to it. Drink it before bedtime.

4. Banana

Banana is useful in combating insomnia and other sleep-related disorders. Bananas contains minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium that promote a good sleep. Eat a banana before going to bed or you can have it as a salad mixed with honey.

5. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is a well-known natural home remedy for insomnia. Enjoying a cup of chamomile tea will induce sleep and relaxation. Boil a cup of water and add chamomile flowers to it. Steep it for five minutes and then strain and drink it before bedtime.

6. Saffron

Saffron can treat sleep disorders like insomnia due to its mild sedative properties that help to relax the nerves and calm your mind. Steep two strands of saffron in a cup of warm milk and drink it before bedtime.

7. Cumin Seeds

Cumin is a culinary spice with medicinal properties that induces sleep. It also aids in proper digestion. You can make yourself a cup of cumin tea or you can mix one teaspoon of cumin powder in a mashed banana and eat it before going to bed.

Reporter : turkhan
Editor : turkhan