Everyone suffers from insomnia, which is being unable to fall sleep even though you are tired, at some point in their lives. It is a frustrating experience, which leads some sufferers to their doctor's office for a prescription drug to help cure them. The problem with most prescription insomnia cures is that over time, your body gets used to the drugs, and needs them every night to fall sleep. Before you go out and spend a lot of money on a prescription and doctor's visit, you should see if a natural insomnia cure will work for you. For most people, this is the best way to guarantee that you will sleep soundly tonight.
In order for any natural insomnia cure to work, you are going to have to put in a bit of work, but do not worry, doing some of this leg work during the day will help to keep your mind off of being so tired and wear you out a bit.
During the afternoon, you are going to want to plan at least 30 minutes of exercise to get any excess energy out of your system. Do not exercise in the evening, because after you work out, your body will be excited and on a high. A couple of hours later, it will crash, and you will feel sleepy and relaxed.
Also, make sure that sometime in the day, you go out and get the ingredients that you will need to get to sleep tonight naturally and safely. These ingredients include honey, chamomile tea, milk, and valerian root. Do not put this off too late into the day, because you want to make your evening as relaxing as possible to get you into the mood to sleep.
You've got the ingredients together, and the clock is ticking closer and closer to your bedtime. You are going to want to take a long warm bath, avoiding as much noise and stress as possible from this point on in the evening. Lavender is one herb that has relaxing properties, so adding a bit of lavender oil to the bath water; rubbing lavender lotion over your body after your bath; lighting a lavender photographed candle; or putting sprigs of dried lavender on your pillow will help to relax and calm your nerves.
If you want to increase the effect of the warm water and the steam in helping to make you sleepy, include a cup of chamomile tea with a teaspoon of honey int your bath ritual. Both honey and chamomile are relaxing and sleep inducing foods, and together the results are doubled.
Make sure that your bedroom is ready for sleep. Draw the curtains, block out any extra light and make sure that the temperature is not too hot or too cold. After your bath, slip in between the covers, take the valerian root supplements and relax. This is the easy part, because falling asleep is not going to be difficult tonight. If your mind starts to wander about the stress in your life, take a deep breath and forget about it until the morning.
If you wake up in the middle of the night and can not get immediately back to sleep, a glass of warm milk should do the trick. Milk contains tryptophan, which is a chemical that makes people sleepy after consuming it.
Following this routine will almost guarantee that you will have a great night's sleep tonight. Insomnia can be frustrating, but keeping stress away and having a relaxing evening is a good way to naturally get to sleep without the aid of prescription drugs.