Herbal Remedies for Insomnia

Herbal remedies for insomnia can be used for about a week at a time; then you should try another type and experiment with which one give you the best help.
I am not a doctor; but have tried a few of these tips to get a good nights’ sleep. If you are experiencing any problems; please seek your doctors help.
The experts agree on a few tips to help you form a good sleeping pattern.
Set a schedule for sleeping. Go to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning including weekends.
If you form a habit of sleeping in on the weekends, it may be hard to get back into the weekly pattern.
Have your bed be the place for two things-sleep and sex. Don’t lay in bed and read or watch TV.
Allow some time to unwind from the busy day. Sit and do something you enjoy to give yourself some peace.
Some herbs for you to try are: California poppy, hops, kava kava, passionflower, skullcap, and valerian root. These can be bought in capsule or extracts.
Chamomile and catnip teas can be used to calm your nervous system. Try a cup with lunch and after dinner.
Avoid alcohol,smoking, and caffein as they are all counterproductive for helping you try to sleep.
Foods to avoid during the evening are: Bacon, cheese, chocolate,eggplant, ham, potatoes,sauerkraut,sugar, sausage, spinach, tomatoes,and wine. These tend to wind you up not calm you down.
Foods that are more calming during the evening are Turkey, bananas,figs,dates,yogurt,milk,tuna, whole grain crackers and nut butter.
Try not to nap during to make up for the sleep you lost the night before. You can’t make up for lost sleep.
Some people enjoy soft music on the radio to lull them into sleep.There are also sounds of the ocean or rain falling on the roof made into tapes that you may enjoy. They are worth trying.
I hope these herbal remedies for insomnia will help you have a good nights’ sleep.

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