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Written by
Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamJan 31, 2019

5 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Insomnia

5 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Insomnia
Quick Bites
  • Around 1 in 3 people suffer from insomnia
  • It is a common sleep disorder which affects your sleeping patterns
  • Some easy lifestyle changes can help you get rid of insomnia

Sleep is the only thing that gives your relief after a stressful and tiring day. You go to bed every day but are you not able to sleep? Do you turn sides the whole night without getting even a minute’s sleep? If yes, then you might be suffering from insomnia. 

Insomnia can be described as a condition that makes it difficult for a person to fall asleep. As reported by Sleep Health Foundation, around 1 in 3 people suffer from insomnia. It is a common short-term sleep disorder which drastically affects your sleeping patterns and the quality of life. However, you can improve your sleeping patterns by getting rid of insomnia. Here are 7 home remedies that can help you. 

Magnesium 

Magnesium deficiency in the body can lead to Insomnia. People with low magnesium experience sleeplessness, which is why you need to maintain healthy magnesium in your body. Eating magnesium helps maintain a healthy level of a neurotransmitter, known as GABA, which promotes sleep.

Also read:  Insomnia puts Men at the risk of Heart Attacks

Exercise 

Exercising regularly wards off almost every disease, including insomnia. Regular exercise can also increase your sleeping patterns, which alleviates the symptoms of insomnia. It also lowers the risk of anxiety and depression. 

Meditate 

This might not seem like the standard treatment of insomnia but it sure can induce better sleep. Meditation is an excellent way to shut your brain slowly and induce a good night’s sleep. It basically relaxes the brain, thus alleviating the symptoms of insomnia. 

Lavender Oil 

Various studies have reported that lavender oil is beneficial in improving sleeping patterns. It also gives relief to a person suffering from anxiety, which leads to better sleep. You can use lavender oil or you can also drink lavender tea. But you should consult a doctor before using lavender oil. 

Massage 

Good massage therapy can benefit people with disrupted sleeping patterns. It gives relief from fatigue and promotes sound sleep. Massage influences the production of serotonin, essential for the production of melatonin – which helps your body when it’s time to sleep and wake up. 

Also read: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Some Other Tips 

  • Limit Alcohol Consumption: Consumption of alcohol can make you feel sleepy but it can also have an unpleasant effect of waking you up later on in the night with a headache, stomachache or full bladder. 
  • Keep a Normal Schedule: People with insomnia needs to keep a strict sleep schedule. Stick to your sleeping patterns and do not change them. 
  • Have a hot bath: The heat of the water relaxes the muscles and also causes the core body temperature to drop afterwards which sends a sleep signal to the brain.
  • Go to bed only when you are tired: The logic behind this is that is you are not sleepy you will lie in bed awake and will start worrying about not being able to go to sleep.

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