Insomnia is one of the more miserable of complaints suffered on a regular basis by mankind. Many sufferers of Insomnia and other sleep disorders lay there night after night staring into the dark becoming more and more despondant.
What to do? One of the first stops for the sufferer looking to cure Insomnia is the doctors surgery. This is a good idea as a physical checkup will reveal wether or not there is a phisical reason for the Insomnia or sleep disorder. The drawback is that if the doctor finds no real reason for the Insomnia he is likely to recommend a period of pill taking.
The drawbacks here are well documented. Addiction, morning headaches, daytime fatigue, personality changes, memory impairment, impaired concentration, poor judgment, mood disturbances, and in extream cases irregular heartbeat, and high blood pressure. The list goes on and on. A safer option for an insomnia cure may well lie in the direction of a herbal remedy. Used to cure insomnia and many other ailments for thousands of years these natural remedies are becoming more and more popular with main stream health care professionals.
They are not a quick fix. They will not put you to sleep in minutes or keep you in an artificial coma for hours. Herbal remedies are, in the main, more gentle and as a cure for insomnia offer an ideal alternative to main stream medicine. It is certainly a very large and complex subject, for more detailed advice than we go into here sign up for our article list at the address shown below.
A herbal insomnia cure may well include one or a blend of the following;
PASSION FLOWER eases anxiety-induced insomnia. Calming and can ease muscle spasms that can be very painful and keep you awake.
PEPPERMINT Used as a tea it may ease digestion
RED CLOVER Used for years as a tonic. Very relaxing
REISHI MUSHROOM Eases anxiety and calms the nervous system. A help for those with insomnia.
ST. JOHN’S WORT Good for mild depression and anxiety. It improves the quality of sleep
SIBERIAN GINSENG Gives you a lift. Good for the treatment of depression, lethargy and chronic fatigue syndrome
SPEARMINT A few drops on your pillow can be very soothing
THYME Try it as a tea or put a bit into your pillow
VALERIAN Valerian tea is a natural sedative
WOOD BETONY Use it as a substitute for tea
CATNIP Often used in insomnia formulas and as a sleep promoting tea
FLEECE FLOWER ROOT Treatment for deficient blood syndrome
GOTU KOLA Has a calming effect and also improves the circulation
HOELEN Noted for it’s calming, soothing effect
HOPS Relaxing and calming. It also digestion
JASMINE Used as a tea, it’s a mild nerve sedative
JUJUBE (DA T’SAO) Relieves nervous tension and apprehension
KAVA KAVA Very relaxing
LAVENDER Use it in your nightly bath
LEMON BALM Relieves nervous tension
MARSHMALLOW ROOT A calming herb
OAT FIBER Soothing to the digestion and to the nervous system
PASSION FLOWER Eases anxiety-induced insomnia
SAGE Eases depression and is good for the nerves
A longer list, doses preparation and further details are shown in our leading EBook available at getofftosleep.com.
Whilst this list is incomplete and almost all lists will be its noticiable that a large number of the “Cure Insomnia” remedies point to relaxation and digestion. These will be the subject of our next articles “Cure Insomnia – Relaxation” and “Cure Insomnia – digestion”.
As with all things medical please consult a QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL before any attempts at medication wether self medication or otherwise.