It is estimated that roughly 90 million people in the United States suffer from an inability to fall asleep at night. That is over a third of the total population, which is a very disturbing statistic. Insomnia has been the primary reason for missed days at work, car wrecks, failed personal and professional relationships, anxiety and depression. If you are one of these people, you do not have to suffer because there are very effective holistic remedies for insomnia relief.
You do not have to resort to taking prescription sleeping pills, tranquilizers, or sedatives, which of course all have serious side effects and can be addicting. However, going to your doctor for a thorough physical is highly recommended to rule out any medical problems causing sleeplessness.
The most obvious method for insomnia relief is eating a diet free of fried and fatty foods, and incorporating fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains, and low-fat proteins. Moreover, watch how much caffeine you drink during the day because often this is the culprit to not being able to fall asleep at night.
If your lifestyle is sedentary, that could be a huge culprit for the restlessness and difficulty sleeping. The heart, as well as the entire body requires regular exercise, which will condition the body to be able to rest peacefully. Dehydration can interrupt slept, so it is essential that you keep your body properly hydrated throughout the day. Cutting out stress in your life, and engaging in gentle stretching or yoga can bring about insomnia relief.
A warm herbal bath for insomnia relief is very relaxing, when you cannot turn off your racing mind to fall asleep. You can fill a muslin bag with herbs such as linden flowers, balm, lavender and chamomile. The heat of the water penetrating this bag will relax the body and the mind.
Aromatherapy is very helpful and the calming scents when inhaled through the nose help to relax the mind as well as the body. The herbs should be strained for 30 minutes prior to your bath to make sure you receive the maximum effectiveness. Finish with massaging sandalwood or amber oil into your skin to complete the treatment.