Having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up far too early in the morning?
You are not alone.
It has been estimated that about 30 percent of adults suffer from this problem. Moreover, 10 percent of them suffer from chronic insomnia.
And it affects twice as many women than men. Moreover, it gets worst as you age.
Not only that, certain disease conditions such as diabetes, acid reflux, heart disease, chronic pain, menopause and bladder conditions are likely to disrupt sleep as well.
You probably have a good idea what insomnia does to you the next day. With chronic insomnia, you will find that your mental and physical health deteriorate over time.
Obviously, there are prescription drugs that your doctor can write to help you fall and stay asleep. There are also non-prescription drugs as well that you can buy over-the-counter.
However, you want to know if there are any natural cures that you could try first. That's why you found this page.
The link to the first report gives you a complete list of natural remedies that have been used by many to treat insomnia. It is definitely worth reading. You may be surprised at how many effective natural remedies there are to manage insomnia.
The other articles below focus on other topics and discuss specific herbs related to insomnia.
If there is one report to read, it would be the first one.
The old tried and true non-drug methods of managing insomnia are still worth trying again. Don't discount their benefits just because you might have heard of them before. I've presented them in point forms only.
Listen to relaxing music
Wake up at the same time each day
Go to bed the same time each day (both on weekdays and weekends)
Get a massage or buy a massaging chair (if you have the budget for that)
Take a hot shower or soak in the hot tub
Drink warm milk just before going to bed
Drink camomile tea
Avoid or at least limit napping during the day
Avoid large meals before going to bed
Consider Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Avoid using sleeping pills, alcohol, or caffeinated drinks
Engage in regular exercises
Ensure the bedroom is comfortable
Reserve the bedroom for sleep or lovemaking only
Manage stress, both at home and at work
Write down the plans for the next day if you constantly think about them