If sleep is the last thing on your to-do list, you’ll find that you aren’t alone. The National Sleep Foundation says seven to nine hours is a good amount of time for a full night’s rest, but the average American only gets about six hours and 40 minutes.
You can blame your crazy schedule or just normal sleeping problems and many people will just go to the drugstore and get an over-the-counter sleep medication. But before you do that, try one of the following sleep remedies that could help you fall asleep and stay asleep as well as promoting muscle relaxation.
Magnesium and calcium are said to be sleep boosters, and if taken together are said to be even more effective. Ask your physician if this may help get you into a better sleep state.
Wild lettuce is said to be a huge help when it comes to anxiety, headaches, or muscle/joint pain. It’s also said to be helpful effective when trying to calm restlessness and could even help restless leg syndrome. Again, ask a physician before trying any new supplement.
Another remedy that may help with sleep loss is the female flower Hops, which goes into the making of beer. Extract of hops is said to be used as a mild sedative for anxiety and insomnia.
Lavender is also recommended to aid in sleep, and is inexpensive in most cases and nontoxic. A spray that you can use before bed to cover your bed and comforter could help relax you. There are also lavender filled pillows on the market for purchase.
The last natural sleep remedy is Valerian, which is one of the most common sleep remedies for insomnia. Numerous studies have shown that Valerian can help promote sleep, the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and overall quality of sleep. Remember, consult a physician before starting any new herb or supplement.
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