Thursday, October 20, 2011

10 Best Insomnnia Remedys by Lita Stone

Choosing natural insomnia remedies rather than pharmaceutical drugs to relieve your insomnia can be a wise choice. Typically they are not as strong as drugs but they have the benefit of helping to change the underlying problem, especially if taken over a period of time. Pharmaceutical drugs may solve the immediate problem, but being that they do not help solve the underlying cause, they can cause dependency and even addiction.

First and foremost, what we need to do if we are if we are experiencing insomnia, is look for possible health issues that could be the cause. You might have a check-up with your doctor to see if there are any underlying causes that need to be addressed.

If there is no specific health issues that could be causing your insomnia, you might look at our stress levels. Are you trying to do too much in a day or feeling worried or depressed? If so, you might find someone to talk to and take steps to bring down or manage your stress.

The third thing would be to get regular exercise, if you are not already. Try and get at least a half hour of vigorous exercise everyday. Soon you will find yourself not only sleeping better, but feeling less stressed and happier as well!

Once you have covered these basics, you might try the different natural products that can help to relieve your insomnia. Many of these supplements, especially the herbs, can not only relax you for a better nights sleep, but can also help to nourish and re-balance your nervous system. Therefore by continuing to use the herbs your general tendency towards insomnia should decrease over time. Try and be patient and remember that our bodies naturally re-balance themselves in their own timing.

Following is a list of 10 of the most effective natural insomnia remedies that I know of, out on the market:

1) Valarian Root. This herb can have a powerful punch in helping you relax and sleep deeply. As with the other herbs suggested it it often used in combination or in what is referred to as an herbal formula.

2) Hops. Yes , the same pretty flower that is sometimes used in beer. Very Relaxing.

3)Passion Flower, Scullcap, Chamomile are herbs that are often added to sleep formulas or used alone.

4) Melatonin. A natural hormone produced by the body that encourages sleep.

5) L-Tryptophane. A natural amino- acid that can increase seratonin as well as melaonin. Because it helps to increase seratonin, it can be especially good for depression related inasomnia. 5-HTP can also be a less expensive substitute, for L-Tryptophane.

6)Homeopathic remedies such as Coffea.

7)Chinese Herbal formulas. These formulas will often contain the herb Zizyphus, among others.It is best to consult with a Chinese Herbalist or Acupuncturist for the formula that is right for you.

8)Calcium and Magnesium taken before bed can help relax you. Taken with some warm milk can be especially effective.

9) Take a warm bath before bed. Adding some essential oils such as Lavender can help as well.

10) Use a relaxation audio to help you fall asleep. listening to a good audio each night before bed or as you fall asleep will help to re-train your mind to more easily shift into the delta brainwaves needed for restful sleep.