How To Treat Insomnia Naturally
We see an ever increasing number of patients at the clinic who suffer from insomnia.
If you can relate to this image then this article is for you:
These are a few Natural Insomnia Remedies:
- Consume a soothing drink before bed – this can include a herbal tea or a warm mug of milk.
- Exercise – fresh air and exercise through the day helps your chances of achieving a good nights sleep.
- Electronics – avoid electronic devices such as TV, computer, phone ideally as soon as it is dark. The light emanating from devices can interrupt your bodies natural sleeping cues, stimulating your brain just when it needs to start to switch off for the day.
- Bed and Pillow – ensure your bed and pillow are completely comfortable and conducive to getting good quality sleep. Your Osteopath can provide you with guidance on choosing the right bed and pillow for you.
- Food and Drink – think about your food intake on days you struggle to sleep and ask yourself whether there may have been too much caffeine, sugar or other stimulating ingredients which may have had an ill effect on your quality of sleep. Consuming a big meal and going to sleep soon after with a full stomach could also delay your sleep.
- Breathing and Relaxing – your Osteopath can give you some breathing techniques which can help you to relax.
- Supplements – talk to your Osteopath about natural supplements which can help improve your chances of getting a good night’s sleep.
- Sleeping time – if you’re not a shift worker, try and go to sleep at the same time every night so that your body clock adjusts to a regular sleeping pattern.
- Essential oils – doTERRA® have a range of oils and blends aimed at helping you sleep. We can provide you with a sample so you can try it for yourself
It’s best to discuss your specific insomnia symptoms with a health professional to be able to provide appropriate treatment.
One of our Osteopaths can provide a gentle, quick and effective treatment solution.
Disclaimer – this post is meant for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please speak with your health professional if you have any concerns for the health of you or your family.