Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person has trouble falling asleep or sleeping through the night. It can also cause someone to wake up several hours early and keep him awake. There are two types of insomnia: acute and chronic. Acute insomnia only lasts for a few days and is usually caused mostly by stress. Chronic insomnia lasts for a month or longer and is usually a secondary symptom of another problem.
There are two types of insomnia: acute and chronic. Acute insomnia is occasional, it doesn’t last long and is normally caused by a specific situation that is stressful or anxiety-making. Chronic insomnia lasts much longer, and is usually an alarm bell that another problem needs attention.
“Grandma’s” home remedies, which have been used for hundreds of years, have been perfected over time and don’t have side effects. The most useful ones are listed below:
Honey – your ally for a sound night’s sleep
Honey has always been used to treat sleeping conditions. In fact, the Chinese have used it for centuries. Honey has some components in it which help get you to sleep naturally. According to studies, its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids help reduce tiredness and fatigue.
We often say that we are so tired that we can’t sleep. That’s why it’s so important to relax before going to bed.
The sugars in honey naturally increase our insulin levels and produce serotonin, which is the hormone that improves our mood and relaxes us. And when we are relaxed and happy, it’s easier to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep until morning.
Taking apple cider vinegar for insomnia
The Greeks were the first to discover that apple cider vinegar has some impressive properties, and used it as a natural antibiotic and disinfectant.
Apple cider vinegar triggers the release of tryptophan, a substance that is metabolized into serotonin and promotes general health, so it prevents us from feeling we can’t get to sleep because we are too tired.
A relaxing bath
Would you like to know another method that can be beneficial for insomnia and leave you feeling uber-relaxed? Have you ever tried having a hot drink while in the bath? Simply have a cup of herbal tea, such as chamomile, passionflower, valerian, etc., while you soak in a bubble bath with a few drops of essential oil in it.
A natural sedative
If you combine the three ingredients above, you’ll have a drink which has excellent relaxing properties and, most importantly, it’s natural.
It is very easy to prepare: simply make yourself an infusion with your favorite herbs from the list above and add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of honey. Stir it well and enjoy this wonderful, relaxing tea.
Now you’re completely prepared for bedtime!