Today we’re going to present 10 homemade treatments which will help you if you’re struggling with insomnia or other sleep conditions. The solutions are based on hot milk and other ingredients which will help you fall asleep much better and have a proper amount of rest overnight.
Cinnamon has numerous health benefits including improving your sleep. Add ¼ of a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon in a glass of warm milk and drink the mixture before going to bed for a proper night rest.
Nutmeg is an effective sedative agent that can help you fall asleep. Add 1 teaspoon of nutmeg powder to a glass of warm milk prior to going to bed, or add some fresh nutmeg to a cup of warm fruit juice or water for the same effect.
Saffron has mild sedative properties that can help you treat insomnia and other sleep conditions. Add a few strands of the herb in a glass of hot milk, then consume the mix in the evening to sleep better overnight. Saffron can also be added to organic teas which can have relaxing properties as well.
Chamomile tea has a long history of being used as a natural treatment for better sleep. Although scientists are still unsure of what substance in the herb helps us sleep better, it may be due to the effect of apigenin. To prepare chamomile tea, add 2-3 flowers in a cup of water, then strain the tea and drink it before going to bed.
One of the best natural treatments for insomnia is lettuce tea. Lettuce is often consumed as a salad, however it can also be used to prepare a tea. Just boil some in water and strain the mix, then pour a cup of the lettuce tea and add some honey. Drink the cup an hour before going to bed.
Valerian and nutmeg tea
Both valerian and nutmeg are herbs with sedative and muscle relaxing properties that will help you sleep. Mix half a teaspoon of valerian and some grated nutmeg in two cups of warm water, then leave the tea to cool off for 15 minutes before drinking it right before going to bed. Nevertheless, as the mixture is very powerful, you shouldn’t use it for more than 2-3 weeks.
Cumin seeds are one of the best natural treatments for causing sleep. Add a teaspoon of cumin powder in a mashed banana and drink it before going to bed. If you do not have cumin powder, grind fresh cumin seeds.
Bananas are a very old treatment against insomnia. They are abundant in tryptophan, a substance which will improve your serotonin levels and control your sleeping pattern. Besides tryptophan, bananas contain minerals such as calcium, potassium and iron which will also help you sleep better.
A hot bath
Taking a hot bath at least 2 hours before going to bed can treat insomnia and relax your body and nerve endings. For better results, add a few drops of essential oil in the tub– you can use lemon, chamomile, rosemary or lavender essential oils.
Apple cider vinegar and honey
ACV contains certain amino acids that eliminate fatigue, while honey has sleep promoting properties that will increase the production of serotonin and regulate your sleeping cycle. Add 2 tablespoons of ACV and the same amount of honey in a cup of warm water, then drink the mix before going to bed for finest results.