Stress and the agitated lifestyle we have are the main factors that cause insomnia, but that does not mean that our ancestors did not suffer from sleep disorders.
Unlike us, our ancestors used natural remedies to treat insomnia, remedies that are often as effective as sleeping pills in commerce. The big advantage of natural remedies, unlike those in commerce, is that natural ingredients have no side effects.
Sleep has an essential role in our lives, and the lack of it creates not only health problems, but also emotional disorders – here’s how you can treat and prevent insomnia in a 100% natural way.
Valerian – known in the people and under the name of grass-cats, was used by our ancestors to treat insomnia. A study by European researchers has revealed that 600 mg of valerian have exactly the same effect on insomnia as oxazepam, a medicine recommended for treating neurotic insomnia, but also for anxious states.
Because it has extremely strong effects, it is advisable to consult your doctor before using the valerian. It is also recommended to start with a low dose to monitor the effects it has. A valerian tea consumed in the evening, before bedtime, can help you get rid of insomnia.
Warm milk – a glass of warm milk, possibly sweetened with honey, used our grandmothers to induce sleepiness. Milk induces a relaxing state and favors sleeping. If you prefer a vegan version, drink a glass of almond milk. This milk, being a rich source of calcium, helps the brain release more melatonin, the substance that causes sleepiness.
Lavender – Lavender oil can induce sleep through its smell, and specialists believe we should use it during the evening bath to relax completely before bedtime.
Chamomile tea – our grandmothers used chamomile tea to fight sleep disorders. A cup of chamomile tea in the evening, before bedtime, can help you fall asleep. If the lack of sleep occurs on a nervous background, and lime tea, whose soothing effects are confirmed by specialists, can be helpful.
Lettuce tea – Lettuce was used by our grandmothers and to treat nighttime sleeplessness. To make a tea of lettuce , boil a cup of water with a few leaves of lettuce in it, then squeeze the tea and consume it with honey. A cup of milk used in the evening, before bedtime, prevents insomnia.
Apricot vinegar with honey – Apple vinegar contains an increased amount of amino acids that counteract exhaustion, while honey increases production of serotonin, helping to regulate sleep cycles. Put two tablespoons of apple vinegar and two tablespoons of honey in a glass of warm water and drink this mixture in the evenings before bed.