We have all been there. We are lying awake at night, counting the tiles on the ceiling, wondering when our minds will finally shut off so we can get some much-needed rest. The hours pass by, and we wait and wait until our alarm goes off and it’s time for work.
Many people struggle with falling asleep at night due to stress, anxieties, too much caffeine, or medical conditions like insomnia. Taking herbs or supplements that contain sleep-enhancing properties is a natural way to promote a good night’s rest.
Here are a few natural remedies that can calm your nerves, soothe your senses, and aid in your chances of falling asleep.
Melatonin is a hormone that occurs naturally in your brain, which helps with the sleep-wake cycle. If you don’t produce enough melatonin, you can take a supplement to help you sleep. It can lengthen total sleep time, shorten the time it takes to fall asleep, and enhance sleep quality in children and adults.
Chamomile is a popular herb to take for helping you sleep. It doesn’t affect chemicals in your brain, but it helps relax you, relieve anxiety, and reduce mental stress. It can be used as a tea before bedtime, or the essential oil can be dropped into your bathwater or used as a massage oil. This time-honored herb can be used safely by people of all ages.
Lavender oil can be directly inhaled, used in bath products, applied to the skin as a massage oil, or taken by mouth as a capsule. It is believed to help calm anxiety symptoms and increase relaxation. One of the best ways to apply your Lavender Oil is to place it where you can smell it, such as on your temple or forehead. Lavender Oil is extremely natural on the skin and will not irritate.
These natural sleep remedies are a better option than prescription sleep aids that can leave you with drowsiness during the day, dry mouth, headaches, and more unwanted side effects. A knowledgeable herb shop can provide you with more information on natural sleep aids and help you find the best products that will work for you. Call (410)768-8144 to speak to an herb specialist and get the proper sleep your body deserves.