Many people have faced constant sleep problems. Modern-day stress, when combined with poor eating habits and an unhealthy lifestyle, have increased the amount of people that suffer from insomnia and have problems with sleeping regularly.
The medicines that are said to help with this problem usually have nefarious side effects, and are also expensive and hard to get, since most of them require a prescription.
Furthermore, several people are unable to take these types of medicines, due to pre-existing conditions that require them to take other medications that shouldn’t be mixed.
So, learning about foods and tips to help you fall asleep quickly and naturally is very important to some people, and will certainly help you in case of an emergency.
And this is what we were thinking about when we put together these 10 tips on how to go to sleep quickly and naturally:
1. Chamomile tea
Add a teaspoon of chamomile tea to a cup of boiling water and let it steep. Drink this tea one hour before bedtime.
Boil a cup of water and add a lettuce leaf. Let it steep for 20 minutes and drink it daily, one hour before bed.
3. Valerian and Nutmeg
Dilute 1/2 of a teaspoon of valerian, and a pinch of grated nutmeg in 2 cups of warm water. Let it steep for 15 minutes. Drink it before going to sleep. Avoid using this treatment for more than two weeks.
As a precaution, try to keep your nutmeg consumption under 1/2 a teaspoon per week to avoid side effects.
4. Warm Milk with Cinnamon
Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to a cup of warm almond milk. Drink this one hour before going to bed.
Add a pinch of nutmeg to a cup of warm soy milk and drink it before going to bed. You can also trade soy milk for a cup of warm water or fruit juice.
Mix a little turmeric in a cup of soy milk and drink it before going to bed.
7. Cumin Seeds
Mix a teaspoon of cumin seeds with a mashed banana and eat if before going to bed. You can also substitute powdered cumin for the seeds.
Bananas are rich in tryptophan, which helps raise serotonin levels, and aids in regulating sleep. Therefore, try to eat bananas often before bedtime.
9. Taking Warm Baths
Try to take a warm bath about two hours before going to bed. The bath will help your body and nerves relax. If you have a bathtub you can make the most out of your bath, by using rosemary, lavender, chamomile or lemongrass essential oil.
10. Passion Fruit Juice
Drink a cup of passion fruit juice 40 minutes before going to sleep. To strengthen the juice, add a lettuce leaf and blend it together. Try out these different recipes and see which one has the best results for you.