Natural insomnia remedies are the last thing on your mind when you are still tossing and turning in the early hours of the morning.
It is soooo easy to say "keep your worries and problems out of the bedroom" but when that sleep eludes you that is exactly when your worries and problems are magnified.
There are so many do's and dont's about what to do and what not to do before going to bed at night, which are all well and good, but no so easy to stick to.
The rules say you should not smoke close to bedtime, but if you are a smoker that is easier said than done.
The rules also say not to overstimulate your mind, and don't keep looking at the clock and so on........ and so on....
So... for our natural insomnia remedies we are not going to repeat the rules. But we are going to start off by giving a list of the possible causes for insomnia and then see what can be done to help promote sleep naturally.
It's all about what we eat.... and what we don't eat isn't it?
So drop the drugs and try natural insomnia remedies.
Tryptophan is an amino acid, which has been shown to affect the part of the brain that governs sleep. Some of the foods which contain this amino acid are:
All nice as a little bedtime snack.
Carbohydrates release relaxing brain chemicals such as Trypothan and Serotin (the happy hormone). So if you are suffering from sleeplessness and need some insomnia remedies, dose up on the carbohydrates for your evening meal.
Magnesium is another mineral that is essential for a good night's "zzz", and can be used in conjunction with calcium which has a calming effect.
It has been shown that low magnesium levels may stimulate your brain and cause insomnia so dose up on:
Now here is a list of foods to avoid, because they contain tyramine which increases the release of norepinephrine which is a brain stimulant.
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"The very best cure of insomnia is to get a lot of sleep."
"His insomnia was so bad, he couldn't sleep during office
"Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking."
"When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep, and you're never really
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Fish contains little fat, plenty of protein, calcium and minerals such as iron, zinc and magnesium.
The information on this site does not constitute medical advice. Always consult with your Health Professional.