natural remedies for sleep

Natural Remedies For Sleep Anxiety Relief
Most people have felt night-time anxiety many times in their lives; however if you are one of the millions of people who suffer from bedtime anxiety on a daily basis; you know that sometimes even thinking about getting into bed can be an anxiety inducing situation; and you no doubt could use some anxiety relief. If you have ever found yourself lying awake at night hour after hour listening to the clock – and your own heart beat racing – you may be suffering from panic disorder.
Many people who suffer from anxiety and insomnia find anxiety relief from traditional doctors and psychiatrists. Getting help from either can be daunting, however; as taking prescription medications to manage your anxiety can affect your health and cause dependence. Some people take over the counter sleep aids; although many times (more often than not) they are left feeling groggy and not at all well rested in the morning.
A lot of people who have been in this situation who, rather than risk their health, have sought out more natural remedies to help them through their daily lives. Doing research into my own sleep anxiety problems I have found quite a few things that have worked for me and I hope that after reading this, you can be helped, too.
natural remedies for sleep
Below are a few things that, while not every remedy works for everyone; and after trial and error, could lead you down a path to getting relief from your sleep and anxiety issues.
Melatonin: Melatonin is a naturally occurring chemical found in plants and animals. It has been used in the U.S. since the mid 1990’s as a natural sleep aid which works by helping you to get to sleep faster. Taking a tablet, which you can find in most health stores, about 30 minutes before bed can greatly reduce the amount of time you lie awake.
Valerian Root: Smells like dirty gym socks but works like a charm! This herb is sold in capsules or tablets and found over the counter. Valerian root has been shown to have sedative-like effects on many people; and has been used for just this reason since the time of ancient Rome. Hippocrates dug it and hopefully you will, too.
Calcium and magnesium supplements: Drinking a warm glass of milk before bed has been known as an insomnia remedy for eons. Did you know that the reason this works is because of the calcium and magnesium in the milk? Taking both right before bedtime can aid in getting to sleep faster and staying asleep longer.
Meditation: For centuries people have been using meditation to get a handle on their anxiety. As little as ten minutes a day can help to relax you. Meditation can help to teach you relaxing breathing techniques; and allow you to feel chilled out and rested immediately after; and allow you to feel calmer when going to bed.
In conclusion, if you are either not very keen on taking prescription medications or have tried these medicines only to find that they don’t bring anxiety relief to you, please give some of these suggestions a try. As always, talk to your doctor before trying any of the herbal supplements. While they are generally known to be safer than most narcotic sleep aids, if you have a pre-existing condition they can exacerbate that.

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