12 Natural Ways to Trick Insomnia and Get Some Serious Z’s

Herb Garten

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7. Don’t Nap During the Day

If you find that you get sleepy during the day because you didn’t get your Z’s the night before, don’t take an afternoon nap for more than 20 minutes. If you can get by without the nap, great; but if you are yawning your head off all afternoon, just catch 20 winks. This will be enough to get you by until bedtime, then hopefully you will fall into bed exhausted and sleep like a baby.


8. Try Natural Herbs

There are plenty of natural herbs that will help you to fall asleep with no side effects and no groggy morning-after feeling, and they are completely non-addictive. Try California poppy, Valerian, Hops, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower or Chamomile. These are available in both supplement and tea form at almost all health food stores.


9. Add Some Noise

OK, so the room is supposed to be dark and quiet, right? Well, that is true. The quieter and darker your bedroom is, the more deeply you will sleep. However, when you add white noise to the room, it can actually help you to fall asleep. The steady but quiet sounds block out other noises that might disturb your slumber. Try one of those white noise machines that play sounds like the ocean or rain. Some people find the noise of a fan very soothing. If you live on a noisy street or have not-so-quiet neighbors, this might be the solution for you.

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One Comment

  1. Marc Chatow

    Aug 19, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Seems like I can easily fall asleep watching TV on the couch in the living room, but then when I tranisition to the bedroom to sleep, I can’t “re-fall” asleep! 🙁