Get tired quickly with these natural sleeping aids
The frantic search for natural sleeping aids continues while various sleeping disorders affect millions of Americans. Problems with falling asleep are particularly common.
When the body is supposed to come to rest, thoughts start driving the carousel and make it almost impossible to find the needed rest.
If you experience problems falling asleep more often, you can use natural help. Compared to synthetic sleeping pills, they have a lower risk of dependency, but, of course, you should not resort to them permanently.
Otherwise, the psyche can quickly create a need between the sleeping aid and falling asleep, so that after a few weeks, sleep without natural helpers is unthinkable, as well.
Nuts quickly make you tired
Nuts are a popular and, above all, very tasty natural ‘sleeping pill’. Many different varieties of nuts exist, so everyone should find their favorite here.
Walnuts, cashews and almonds are particularly suitable as sleeping pills. One can enjoy them pure, but they also make an ideal ingredient for a blended drink.
Almonds prepared with vanilla and cinnamon are ideal. In addition to tryptophan, almonds contain lots of magnesium. Both are needed so that the body can relax.
You can use a teaspoon of almond butter dissolved in warm water to prepare the almond drink. A little vanilla and cinnamon create a special aroma.
Pure, this drink does not provide particularly sweetness. But honey and dates can be very helpful here. Walnuts also make for an excellent help when it comes to falling asleep.
The tasty and aromatic nuts contain melatonin, so they can promote the day-night rhythm perfectly.
How about a banana?
Bananas are a very tasty, natural sleeping pill that will also delight many children. Bananas contain tryptophan.
The amino acid has a very positive effect on the development of human sleep hormones. After eating bananas, our brains increasingly produce both serotonin and melatonin.
Of course, you can enjoy the banana alone as a natural sleeping aid, but you can also turn it back into a delicious drink. In this case, you mix the banana with either hot water, milk or warm almond milk.
It is best to use a smoothie maker or a blender for the preparation. The nightcap consists of a teaspoon of almond butter, a banana and water.
You can mix everything within a few seconds in the high performance blender. The banana has a pleasant sweetness, for that special kick you can spice it up and add some cinnamon.
From valerian to lavender to lemon balm
There are also numerous herbs that have a very positive effect on sleep behavior. These include above all valerian, lavender and lemon balm.
All three are known for their extremely soothing effects. Lavender is a special natural sleep enhancer, because it is not only extremely calming.
It also makes fears go away, which makes falling asleep much easier. Lavender often has a very pleasant effect due to its fragrance.
Alternatively, you can use it to prepare a lavender lemonade made from mineral water and lavender essence. Another healthy option is lavender and camomile tea.
Does a glass of wine help?
I have already mentioned melatonin in another article. The hormone is responsible for controlling the day-night rhythm in our body. A serving of grapes contains plenty of melatonin.
You can save yourself the glass of wine in the evening, because 300 grams of grapes contain the same amount of melatonin as a glass of red wine. Alcohol is not good for your physical/psychological health and spiritual growth, so you better steer clear from it as much as possible.
Does magnesium intake help you fall asleep?
If there are no objective causes for regularly occurring sleep problems, this could be due to a lack of magnesium.
Man body functions depend on magnesium, and it is responsible, for example, for your muscles to relax.
Magnesium generally acts as a relaxant and can help minimize your stress levels.
Try it out and take one of these little magnesium bombs about an hour before going to bed:
Passion flower tea
Oatmeal biscuit with honey
Magnesium is part of more than 300 enzymes and is, therefore, involved in almost all metabolic processes in the body.
Is CBD a natural sleep aid?
Hemp oil is currently much discussed and recommended for a wide variety of symptoms. Skeptics should know that CBD oil is an over-the-counter product, does not cause any side effects and has no intoxicating effects.
CBD oil comes from hemp. This specially cultivated hemp contains only a very small amount of THC and, therefore, does not make you dependent in any way. CBD is one of the natural cannabinoids contained in the hemp plant.
These substances can affect sleep quality because they interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Since CBD also responds to the pain receptors in our brain, people who suffer from chronic pain can also sleep better at night.
CBD also relieves anxiety and stress symptoms. The positive effects of depression and panic attacks have been scientifically confirmed.
To help you get to sleep more easily, you can take three to five drops of CBD oil about half an hour before bed.
How can I strengthen natural sleep helper?
Natural ‘sleeping pills’ work quickly and safely if you improve the external conditions and prepare yourself for bedtime. For many people, the main problem lies in not getting their everyday problems out of their heads.
On the other hand, a proven means is exercise. If you do sports in the late afternoon, you can make it easier to fall asleep.
However, if you don’t exhaust yourself until shortly before bedtime, you will probably be awake for a long time.
The last hours before bedtime have a decisive influence on the quality of sleep. Treat yourself to some rest with relaxation exercises, a good book or a soothing bath.
What should you avoid in case of sleep disorders?
In order to create the conditions for a healthy sleep and, thus, also to improve the mode of action of natural sleeping aids, a few things should be taken to heart.
The dinner should not be too lavish, otherwise your digestion is overwhelmed and cannot switch to the back burner. The last meal should be taken at least two to three hours before bed.
Avoid coke or coffee before bed. You should also refrain from drinking energy drinks in the evening. With alcohol this is a double-edged sword.
A glass of beer or wine can definitely help you fall asleep. If, on the other hand, you look too deeply into the glass, this can lead to sleep problems.