Thursday, March 15, 2012

Having Trouble to Sleep at Night?

Having trouble to sleep at night (insomnia) can adversely affect the quality of your life. It is a very common disorder. It is essential to get 8-9 hours of sleep a day. But many people are unable to get enough sleep. Some of the causes for insomnia are depression, hectic work schedules, physical illness and abnormal working hours. It is possible get rid of insomnia without taking prescription sleeping pills. Whether you are suffering from temporary or chronic sleeplessness, it is very difficult work and take care of other your responsibilities. Some natural remedies for insomnia can help you to get a better sleep.

Types of Insomnia

- Difficulty to fall asleep
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Getting up too early

Aromatherapy for Insomnia

Essential Oils to Induce Sleep

Essential oils can be used on the skin, diluted with almond oil or sunflower oil. You can add 8 to 10 drops of an essential oil to 25 drops of almond or sunflower oil. They can also be used in the bath. You can add 7-10 drops of an essential oil to the bathtub.

Chamomile oil

Chamomile oil helps to calm the nerves and induce sleep. It helps to reduce anxiety. 

Lavender oil for Insomnia

Lavender oil is a fragrant, sweet smelling oil that soothes the nerves. It is a pain reliever and an anti-depressant which lowers blood pressure. It is also useful for depression, nervous tension and headache.

Sandal wood oil

Sandalwood oil is extracted from the bark of the sandalwood tree. It is used in the manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics. It has many medicinal uses. It is somewhat costlier compared to the other essential oils. It is an anti depressant and aphrodisiac. It helps you to get sound sleep.

Sweet Marjoram Oil

It is a very good oil to treat insomnia. It induces a hypnotic effect. As it induces sleep fast, you should  use it just before going to bed.

Herbal Remedies for Insomnia

For chronic insomnia, you can use herbal remedies along the essential oils. It would take a few days for these herbal remedies to start working.

Valerian for Insomnia

Valerian is available in certain countries of Europe, as over the counter remedy for insomnia. Valerian is not addictive. Valerian should be taken an hour before going to bed. It may take 3-4 weeks to start taking effect.

Chamomile for Insomnia

Chamomile flowers are used as a remedy for various illnesses. It is a mild sedative. Chamomile tea made from chamomile flowers is a very good remedy for insomnia

Passion Flower for Insomnia

Passion flower is a tranquillizing herb. It is a sedative and a spasmodic.  It relaxes the muscles and calms the nerves. Add a spoon of dry passion flowers to water. Boil it and make tea. Drink it an hour before going to bed.

Meditation for Insomnia

Meditation helps to calm the mind. It removes the stress and leads you to deeper level of relaxation. It will take some time and practice to master the techniques of meditation. Once you start meditating on a regular basis, you can sleep better.

If you are having trouble to sleep at night these are some of the natural remedies that can provide relief

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