5 Natural Remedies for Insomnia Ensure You Fall Asleep Fast

Many people immediately turn to sleep aids to help them fall asleep fast. But before you turn to the pills, which may cause other side effects, make sure you check out these natural remedies for insomnia. These are things that you may or may not be doing BEFORE you go to bed, or in the bedroom as a natural cure for insomnia.

Before Bed:

If you drink alcohol, be sure to stop drinking at least two hours before you go to bed. Yes, alcohol does make you sleepy sometimes, but it can also interrupt your sleep cycle. You might fall asleep fast, but you’ll wake up several more times during the night than you would have if you stopped a few hours before trying to sleep.

Also, don’t drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages in the afternoon. I find that anytime I drink anything with caffeine in it after 2:00pm, I have a hard time getting to sleep that night.

In the Bedroom:

Temperature: Everyone has a different preferred temperature – during the day and at night.

According to Dr. Oz, the “perfect temperature for sleeping is 65 degrees.”

If it’s too warm, you’ll just sweat and that will wake you up; too cold and you’ll wake up to get more covers. 65 degrees seems to be the happy medium that our bodies enjoy and will keep you sleeping longer. Many people don’t even consider temperature when they’re looking for remedies for insomnia.

Make sure your room is DARK. If you sleep with the TV on, that’s sure to wake you up. Or, if you have your cell phone by the bed and the light starts blinking, it will wake you up. Darkness helps our bodies secrete melatonin which is a beneficial sleep aid – and a natural cure for insomnia that is also sold in pill form.
But if you wake up a lot during the night, you don’t get enough melatonin, and therefore, not enough sleep either.

The snooze alarm is BAD! I know this, but I’m one of those people who like to snooze too. The problem is that once you wake up to the alarm, your sleep cycle starts over again. So you don’t really continue from where you left off in a deep sleep, you start over with light sleep – then BEEEP, your alarm will go off again. It’s better to just get up – or maybe even do a Meditation tape during that snooze time, or some simple stretches to help you become more alert in the morning.

And that’s actually the fifth thing you need to do. Practice relaxing! One of the best remedies for insomnia is to meditate before you go to bed, or before you get up. Maybe just go to a quiet place for a few moments where you can either get your thoughts together, or let go of the day’s stress.
I hope you try these natural remedies for insomnia. They are so simple, and if they they help you get to sleep fast, my research on natural cures for insomnia will be a success!

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Self Hypnosis for Sleep Insomnia — Proven Script

Whenever I go to bed with too much on my mind and find I just can’t get to sleep, I use a little self hypnosis for sleep insomnia “script” which works almost every time. It’s actually a few different self hypnosis techniques that I’ve combined, but find this one works best for me.

Here’s my self hypnosis script, I’ve also made a video so you can see my exact script on self hypnosis for sleep insomnia (see below)

Since the brain and body require more oxygen to enter the hypnosis state, I first take 10 deep breaths. I breathe in and out in a circular motion, never stopping. Be careful here; if you start to hyperventilate stop taking the deep breaths. You might have to work your way up to ten gradually, but this helps your brain accept your suggestions so you’ll fall asleep faster.

After I’m done with the breathing exercise, I close my eyes and send messages to my brain to relax. I do this by telling myself that I am relaxing, starting from my toes and working my way up. My inner thoughts go something like this (and I think them VERY slowly):

  • I am getting very relaxed
  • My toes are very relaxed
  • My feet are very relaxed
  • My legs are very relaxed
  • My legs are so relaxed I can barely feel them

At this point, my legs might even start to tingle because they are so relaxed. But I continue to work my way up, relaxing every part of my body:

  • My stomach is are very relaxed
  • My arms are very relaxed

I think you get the picture on the relaxation part of my sleep insomnia script.

If I’m not asleep when I get to my head, I pretend to be at the top floor of a building waiting for an elevator. When the elevator arrives, I step onto it, and watch the light as the elevator descends. Then I count down slowly from 10 to one until I get to the first floor.

Now, if I’m still not asleep, I get off the elevator at the top of a cliff, there are ten rocks leading down to a sunny beach, with a chair at the bottom. I start my way down, slowly counting my steps all the way. Ten, nine, eight, seven, etc.

Usually I’m asleep by the time I get to the bottom, but if I’m still experiencing “sleep insomnia,” I lie down on the nice warm chair and start to enjoy the sunshine and the warm feeling I have all over. . . .

This self hypnosis for sleep insomnia script works for me every time! Try it the next time you have sleep insomnia. Just remember, the breathing exercise at the beginning is very important to obtain a trance-like state and allow your brain to accept your suggestions.

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