Natural Remedies for falling asleep faster
If sleep has dropped the picking order in your day-to-day routine, then you are not alone friend! Although, biologically, a human needs seven to nine hours of sleep a night, the average American logs only six hours and 40 minutes. What do you think gives? Blame social media or hectic schedules, and ofcourse sleeping woes.
Before you race to your local drugstore to buy over-the-counter medicines, try one of the following safe-to-try natural sleep remedies. Not only are they safe and sound for you, but they also have way fewer side effects than OTC medications. Many of these amazing remedies can not only help you fall asleep fast, but they also promote muscle relaxation.
Magnesium and Calcium
Magnesium and Calcium are both sleep enhancers. They are both beneficial individually, but when taken together, they become even more effective.
Magnesium’s added benefit is that it helps chop off any potential heart problems that might arise from taking calcium alone.
Dosage: Take 200 mg (milligrams) of magnesium and 600 mg of Calcium each night. Lower the intake of magnesium if your experience diarrhea.
If you’ve been a victim of anxiety, muscle/joint pain, or headaches, you might already be well familiar with wild lettuce. It is also highly effective at toning down resltessness and reducing anxiety. It is also believed to be beneficial against restless legs syndrome.
Dosage: Depending on the degree of your sleeping problem, take 30-120 mg wild lettuce supplement every night before going to bed.
Rings a bell? If yes, then you’re probably a beer enthusiastic. Beer fans will be quite familiar with the calming effects of hops, the female flowers utilized in beed manufacturing.
This extract has been widely used as a mild sedative to treat anxiety and insomnia, thus fits the bill for your sleep issues.
Dosage: Take 30-120 mg before going to sleep every night.
Lavender does the magic here, as research has proven that it plays a good helping hand in sleep. Not only is it effective, it is also a cheap, common and nontoxic way to slip into a blissful night’s sleep.
Real lavender sprays might be commonly available at your local pharmacies. Spray your pillow before bed time. Alternatively, you may also find a lavender-filled pillow.
Yoga or medication
This works like a charm, since it is light exercise. Choose gentle yoga or stretching. Excessive power or asgtanga yoga could have opposite effects and might energize you instead. Try doing gentle yoga stretches in your bed followed by moderate medication.
Close your eyes and for 5-10 minutes, just pay very close attention to nothing but your breathing.