Struggling to get to sleep? Spending hours tossing and turning? These natural remedies can ease insomnia and help you get the good night's sleep you deserve.
When we’re feeling anxious or excited, we all have the occasional night where we just can’t seem to fall asleep. In fact, insomnia is often the result of an abrupt change in routine or a stressful situation. For those suffering with insomnia, long nights full of tossing, turning, and habitual sleeplessness.
Sleepless nights lead to exhaustion and fatigue the following day. Today, our team of sleep experts at Sleep Easy Dentistry wants to share some natural remedies for insomnia that may help you get to sleep more quickly.
1. Chamomile Tea
Sipping a glass of tea before bed is a great way to wind down. Chamomile tea is particularly effective as a relaxation aid. Chamomile itself is a mild sedative that can calm nerves and reduce anxiety. In fact, some sleep experts say that using two or three chamomile tea bags is the best way to get the full sleep benefit offered by chamomile.
2. Passion Flower
This tropical flower can become a mild sedative when steeped in boiling water for ten minutes. Not only can it help ease your transition to dreamland, it also tastes great!
3. California Poppy
Another flower, California Poppy is also well known for it’s ability to ease anxiety and help you drift off to sleep. Like the Passion Flower, you should steep California Poppy leaves in boiling water for ten minutes, then drink before bed time.
Melatonin is naturally present in our bodies, and is one of the hormones that can help you get to sleep. If you need a little extra help, a melatonin supplement may be just what you need to get to sleep easier. You should talk to your doctor before taking melatonin to determine your correct dosage.
5. St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort is another flower that is a natural sleep remedy. It can reduce anxiety and ease insomnia if consumed as a tea before bedtime. One note of warning: St. John’s Wort has been shown to make skin more sensitive to sunlight, so be careful when using it.
Dr. Osborne and our team understand just how important a good night’s sleep can be. To ask our team any questions or to schedule a consultation at our office, call us today!