Home Remedies for Trouble Sleeping

Melatonin

Taking a melatonin supplement when you are having trouble sleeping can help your body get to sleep so you can get a good night’s rest. Be aware of not becoming reliant on this hormone; it is produced naturally by your body and you can become dependent on it.

No Electronics

Turning off your electronics one hour before you plan on going to bed can lead to a more peaceful nights sleep and leaves you feeling more rested when you wake up.

Environment

Creating a calm, quiet, and dark environment can help facilitate (and is important) for a good night’s sleep.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is known for its calming effects. Drinking a cup of Chamomile tea before going to bed can help your body relax and fall asleep.

Warm Milk

Drinking a glass of warm milk can also help your body to relax and begin to calm down before going to sleep, leading to a better night’s rest. Adding a teaspoon of honey can also help!

Relaxation Techniques

Practicing relaxation techniques–yoga, deep breathing–can really help your body and mind to relax and unwind. Performing these before you go to bed can help lead to a better night’s rest and relieve insomnia.

Powell, D. (2006). Healthier at home: The proven guide to self-care & being a wise health consumer. Farmington Hills, MI: American Institute for Preventive Medicine.