12 Natural Ways To Deal With Sleep Disorders (Counting Sheep Isn’t One Of Them!)

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5.  Almonds

Speaking of magnesium, almonds are a terrific source of magnesium which encourages both muscle relaxation and a good night’s rest. Almonds also contain another substance known to make people sleepy: tryptophan. Tryptophan increases serotonin levels, which helps to regulate our sleep patterns. Almonds can also help your body maintain a stable blood sugar level while you sleep, so you shouldn’t wake up with the munchies. Simply enjoy one handful of dry roasted almonds about 1 hour before bedtime.


6. Chamomile

Chamomile is a mild tranquilizer that works well to induce sleep. Just one cup of warm chamomile tea about 1 hour before bedtime will help you to fall asleep quickly and easily. Chamomile tea is sold almost everywhere or you can make it fresh with dried chamomile flowers.


7. Lemon Balm

This is another mildly relaxing herb that is so gentle it is even safe for youngsters. Lemon balm relieves feelings of stress and anxiety so that you can fall asleep more quickly. This tea is also found everywhere. Drink lemon balm tea two or more times each day. It might take 7 to 10 days before you notice results. Lemon balm is also available as an extract but you should speak with your doctor before consuming this as a supplement as too much lemon balm can have adverse effects on your health.


8. Warm Milk

Milk is a great source of calcium, which helps to regulate melatonin in the body. Drinking a warm glass of milk about 1 hour before bedtime really works. This is an old home remedy that is still used today. If you like, mix about ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm milk. For a double whammy sleeping potion, eat a handful of almonds along with your milk.

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