04 August 2010

We all may worry consuming synthetic drug or using herbal medicine for insomnia, with all their side effect. Plus some of those treatment may required expensive cost for the prescribed drug or pill. So, why not you try some natural home remedies for insomnia. It’s easy, cheap, safe and of course really natural, without any synthetic drug.

Yoga for Insomnia
There are various yogaasanas effective in the treatment of insomnia, shirasana, sarvangasana, paschimottanasana, uttanasan, viparitakarni and shavasana. Controlled breathing is very effective in inducing sleep.

Herbal Treatment for Insomnia
Extract about 30 grams of the milk from the poppy seeds (Papaver somniferum) and mix this milk with an adequate amount of sugar. Take this once in a day especially after dinner, when preparing to sleep. This remedy is my favorite and the most effective home remedies for insomnia for me.

Take four nutmegs and grind it to a fine powder and take this powder every night before going to sleep. This one is very effective home remedies for insomnia.

Valerian wallichi has mild relaxant properties and is useful in sleep disorders. The fresh juice of the valerian should be taken in a teaspoonful quantity before going to sleep. This is also very effective home remedy for insomnia.

Take some root of the pippali (Piper longum) plant and grind to fine powder. Take one teaspoonful of this powder every night by adding some jaggery. Take this powder with a glassful of warm milk. This is very effective Natural remedy for insomnia.

Exercise for Insomnia
Regular exercise deepens sleep in young adults with or without sleep disorders and enhances the quantity and quality of sleep as the exercise stimulates the elimination of lactic acid from the body.

Recent studies show that even the low-to-moderate Tai Chi and certain yoga practices enhance sleep quality in older persons and cancer patients with sleep problems, respectively. Most experts advise exercising at least three to four hours before bedtime to avoid interference with sleep.Walking, jogging, skipping and swimming are the good exercises. This is a good insomnia treatment.

Relaxation and Meditation
Increased muscle tension and intrusive thoughts can interfere with sleep. Therefore, it is not surprising that techniques aimed at relaxing and quieting the mind (meditation) have been found to be effective treatments for insomnia. It usually takes several weeks before they can sufficiently master them well enough to help ease insomnia. There is a growing body of evidence that supports the value of meditation in treating insomnia. Several studies show that regular meditation practice, either alone or as a part of yoga practice, results in higher blood levels of melatonin, an important regulator of sleep. To overcome the problem of insomnia one should stick to a regular sleeping schedule like going to bed at a fixed time every night and getting up at a fixed time in the morning.

Other Home Remedies for Insomnia
Applications of hot packs, hot fomentations to the spine, and hot footbath before going to bed are the effective measures. This is one of the best insomnia cure. The cold hipbath with feet in hot water at bedtime is the other beneficial water treatment. A cup of milk with honey at bedtime is helpful in inducing sleep. Mash a single ripe banana into a bowl and then put the roasted cumin seeds into it. mix both properly. Take this after dinner. It will induce good sleep and is very good home remedy for insomnia.

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