Insomnia symptoms don't stand a change against these proven sleep aids! If you're constantly tired and stuck up late at night staring at the clock, it's time to tackle your insomnia head on.
Get your best sleep ever by taking simple, easy steps to help cure your insomnia.
Take a 10-minute breathing break. If you don't feel drowsy at night, try taking a 10 minutes during the day to sit, close your eyes, and inhale and exhale slowly for 10 minutes to stimulate your pineal gland to release more natural melatonin.
Try passionflower tea. If stress is keeping you up at night, sipping passionflower tea an hour before bedtime; it contains mild anti-anxiety compounds.
Relax with a sweet scent. Vetiver, an essential oil, has a sweet, woodsy scent that researchers say calms your heart rate and keeps breathing steady. Invest in a candle, or mix a few drops of the oil into your nightly moisturizer.
Eat more oily fish. People who have at least two servings a week report deeper, sounder sleep thanks to fish's sleep-producing chemicals and abundance of vitamin D.
Take a hike. A brisk, 30-minute walk every day will lessen nighttime wake-ups, reduce anxiety, and priming your brain to pump out sleep-regulating chemicals.
Go green. If you feel too tense to sleep, try placing a detoxifying green plant in your room; our brains are hardwired to relax when seeing nature.
Use a lavender room spray. Scientists say the scent can trigger release of delta waves (a sign of deep sleep) and slow bursts of brain activity that happen naturally as you snooze.
Enjoy your favorite calming tunes. Research has shown that older people who listen to relaxing music before going to bed have improved sleep quality during the night than people who don't.
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