Sleep is an important thing for us. In sleep we get rest both mentally and physically. A deep and good sleep makes us ready for the next day. After a good sleep you will notice that your brain works well and you get lots of energy to do physical work. But when we do not have enough sleep or we have sleepless diseases like sleep apnea or insomnia, it hampers our natural flow of work.
We become perplexed and hopeless. There are different reasons behind this sleeplessness – lack of health, excessive work pressure at work place, too much stress and strain, certain medication, uncomfortable surroundings and so on. This article will give you few tips for better sleep and will allow you to live a healthy life.
Home Remedies For Sleep
Take A Bath
You will not have a deep sleep unless you have total comfort of the body. For this reason take a bath before going to sleep. If you are staying in hot and humid weather use cold water for bath but for the people who stays in the cold area it is advised to use warm water. Pour few drops of lemon juice in your bath water. Lemon fragrance invokes sleep. Instead of lemon juice you can add few drops of lavender, jasmine or sandalwood essential oil to make the bath water fragrant. But use very mild fragrance. It helps to bring sleep whereas strong smell keeps our nerve alert and makes us sleep less.
Aloevera is an excellent product to make our head cool. Slit aloevera and extract the gel. Mash it and apply it on your scalp. Regular use of aloevera on your scalp makes our head cool, keeps our nerve under control and helps to get a deep sleep. Use it regularly and get the benefit.
Camphor And Coconut Oil
Mix pinch of camphor with coconut oil and massage that oil on your scalp in a round about way for half an hour. Then comb or brush your hair. Massaging, combing and brushing increase blood circulation and supply adequate oxygen to our brain. Camphor oil massage before going to sleep may bring a good night sleep.
Take Dinner Early
Take your meal at least one hour before going to sleep. If you go to bed immediately after taking meal, food will not digest well and will gear up the problem of acidy and gas. Naturally Because of this uncomfortable situation you will have a sleepless night. To avoid it better have your dinner enough time before going to sleep and give your body a chance to start digesting process. You will get a better result if you make a habit of walking for 30-40 minutes after taking your dinner.
Milk, Honey And Nutmeg
Drink a cup of warm milk mixing with a table spoon honey before going to sleep. It brings sleep. Mix a teaspoon nutmeg powder in a glass of milk and drink it before going to sleep. It brings a god night sleep naturally.
Cinnamon And Honey
Crush a stick of cinnamon ½ inch length into fine powder and mix a teaspoon honey with this powder. Lick the mixture before going to bed. Practice this regularly and overcome the problem of sleeplessness.
Take 2-3 tablespoon of yogurt and make it thin by adding a glass of water. Add salt in it. Drink the diluted yogurt after taking your major meals. It helps to digest food and bring a good night sleep.
Fuller’s earth is very excellent for sleep. Mix fuller’s earth and water to make a smooth paste. Then apply the paste on your forehead and on your belly before going to bed. Wait for 20-25 minutes and then wash with plain water. It helps to remove uncomfortable feeling of body and helps to relax. Thus you can get a deep sleep.
Poppy seed is a natural medicine for sleep. Crush few poppy seed into smooth paste and eat it mixing with steamed rice. You will have a good sleep. Mix honey with poppy seed paste and take it before going to sleep. It brings sleep.
Aniseed is a great natural medicine for sleep. Soak some aniseed and sugar candy in water for 3-4 hours. Then strain the water and drink it before going to bed. This helps to keep your nerve cool and bring a good sleep.
Soak some green cardamom in water for hours and drink it after dinner. You may or may not add little amount of molasses in it. Drink it regularly for a good sleep.
Sprinkle Camphor In Bedroom
Camphor has a power to make you sleepy. For this reason, sprinkle little amount of camphor powder inside your bedroom to make the air full with camphor fragrant. It helps to bring a deep sleep.
Keep some jasmine flower beside your pillow. The sweet and mild fragrance of jasmine flower has power to keep our nerve under control. It helps to reduce stress and strain and brings a deep sleep.
Listen Soft Music
Listen soft music like lullaby before going to sleep. Soft music helps to reduce tension and makes our nerve inactive. Thus we become sleepy after listening any soft music for a long time. But hard rocks or pop may do the reverse action. Hard music makes both our body and mind active. So be selective about the music at bed time.
Read Story Books
Read story book. Do not go for thriller or detective story. It will give you the same effect like music. Rather read romantic story, poetry or travelogue to sooth your nerve.
Be sure that your bed room is comfortable enough. Do not use harsh light in bedroom. Moreover, dark colors in bed room are not good for our nerve and hampers our sleep. So use all light and pastel sheds like pink, sky blue, lavender, custard yellow for the bed sheets, pillow and curtain. Get sure that there is adequate air circulation in your bed room. Sleep deeply in a comfortable room.
So you can be your own doctor. Go through the article and cure your sleeplessness with these home remedies.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.