"Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Each one of the substances in a person's diet, acts upon the body and changes it in some way, and upon these changes the whole life depends, whether in health, in sickness or convalescent."
Hippocrates 2 000 years ago.
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.
Failure to get an entire night's sleep on most nights over a one month period can be considered chronic insomnia".
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. You have nothing to lose, except some sleep if it doesn't work!
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 of the items below can be used for a nice little nightime snack!
Carbohydrates release relaxing brain chemicals such as Trypothan and Serotin (the happy hormone). So if you are suffering from sleeplessness and need some 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:
Sorry ..... no more choccies at night just before you go to sleep!
Now here is a list of foods to avoid, because they contain tyramine which increases the release of norepinephrine which is a brain stimulant.
This article was printed from JillsMusic.com