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PostSubject: Natural Cures for Your Sleepless Nights   Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:28 pm

Everybody experiences having unexplained sleepless nights. Such nightly episodes are considered normal as long as they do not trigger every night when you try to sleep. So when you find yourself unable to sleep on a regular basis, you most likely have insomnia.

Some people don't really realize that they are insomniacs until they meet up with their doctors for consultation. There are also others who are aware of their condition but sadly do not do anything about it. One of the main reasons for not seeking treatments is the lack of budget.

Fortunately, there are treatments available for insomnia that do not really cost a lot. These treatments are commonly referred to as natural sleeping aids. Although these treatments are generally advisable to minor cases of insomnia. they are proven to be efficient preventive measures for chronic insomnia. However, it is better to consult a doctor first before trying out any type of natural sleeping aid, for chronic insomnia conditions may require more extensive treatments.

Now, if you want to know about the different kinds of natural sleeping aids, read on below for more information:

1. Practice relaxation techniques
Considered as one of the most effective ways to treat minor insomnia, relaxation techniques are known to increase a person's sleeping time as well as help one fall asleep faster. The following are some of the commonly practiced relaxation regimen: l

Mindfulness.
Involves the process of focusing one's mind on the present. l

Yoga.
Basically includes stretching, meditating, as well as breathing. For yoga beginners, it is advisable to choose gentle yoga styles first before trying out the more complex routines.

Visualization.
Involves the process of imagining relaxing scenes that can induce sleep. This technique is usually practiced before going to bed. This is seen to be more effective when the visualization is vivid and there are more than one senses involve.

2. Modifying daily diet.
When you eat right, you are more likely to have a normal and undisturbed sleep. Below are the commonly advised diet tricks for insomnia sufferers:

No to sweets.
Remember that sugar can cause uneven sugar levels since it is just a short-lived energy booster. Hence, it can then disrupt sleep during night time as the blood sugar level decreases.

No to caffeine.
It is true that caffeine has an effect on sleep, thus, causing restlessness and insomnia. Hence, better cut off coffee, tea, as well as soft drinks intake for these are known to have high caffeine ingredient.

Go for magnesium-rich foods.

Eat foods that are rich in magnesium like leafy green vegetables, almonds, whole grains, as well as cashews. Magnesium is noted to be a natural sedative. If you lack magnesium in your body, you are prone to insomnia, cramps, pain, irritability, as well as anxiety.

3. Play some music.

Another effective remedy for insomnia is a gentle or slow music. Playing music in your bedroom before you go to sleep can surely straighten your uneven sleeping habit even without medication. Music has also been proven to improve the quality and length of a person's sleep.

Source:
http://articles.drugstoretm.com/health-tips/700
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