The most effective home remedies for insomnia:


Insomnia can mean different things to different people. Perhaps you lay in bed for hours without being able to fall asleep. Maybe you fall asleep fine, but wake up too early in the morning everyday. Others wake up multiple times in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep fast enough. For some people, insomnia just means not feeling well rested when waking up in the morning.

No matter what form of insomnia you suffer from, there are a number of reasons why it is important find relief. Lack of quality sleep can affect your performance at work, decrease memory recollection, leaves you feeling drowsy and inattentive, and in some cases can lead to hallucination. More importantly insomnia is oftentimes a side effect of a much more serious condition: depression.

Treatment for insomnia can be easy and natural:

There are several ways to help combat insomnia at home, mostly by just changing a few items in your routine. Here are the top 10 tips to reduce or cure your insomnia.

1. Set an alarm clock - It seems counter productive to wake yourself when you finally fall asleep, but the first step towards curing your insomnia is to go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday. (Even weekends) Set a strict sleeping schedule for your body.

2. No Naps - For the first few days of your new sleeping schedule, you will be tempted to take naps during the day. Embrace your fatigue and remember how badly you will crave it at nightfall.

3. Turn off electronics 2 hours before bed - No TV or computer as you prepare to relax your mind for rest.

4. Use earplugs and eye mask - If you're bedroom is not quiet and dark, use an eye mask and earplugs to drown out distractions.

5. Exercise - But not immediately before bed. Aerobic activity during the morning hours will release the energy you need to help you fall asleep.

6. No Caffeine - Don't consume any caffeinated beverages or drinks high in sugar 6 hours before going to bed.

7. Take a hot bath - Take a hot bath an hour before going to bed.

8. Develop a sleep ritual - Whether it's listening to relaxing music, meditating, or reading, find an activity that helps you relax and repeat it every night.

9. Have a designated sleeping area - Most likely your bed, don't try switching between the couch, guest room, and bedroom. Keep your bed sacred and free of any activity but sleep.

10. Clear your mind - Many times insomnia is a result of worrying or anxiety. Try methods of reducing anxiety to help you get more quality sleep.