When you struggle to get enough sleep the temptation to turn to pills as a solution is ever present. While it’s true that sleeping pills will help you sleep at night, it doesn’t help to solve the root problems of your sleeplessness and as soon as you run out of pills, you’ll be back to square one. It’s always better to try and solve problems like these naturally since that’s the best way to ensure that you’re solving the problem permanently. There are many natural ways you can improve the quality of your sleep, from changes in your behavior to herbs that you can use.
Everybody knows that curling up in bed with a hot cup of chamomile tea helps to get you into a deep sleep, but if that isn’t enough, you can use chamomile hydrosol as well. Using the hydrosol will concentrate the effects of the chamomile and lull you to sleep in no time. Chamomile in all forms will help you to get the shut-eye you need, but none more so than the hydrosol. Other drinks you can have before bed include warm milk with cinnamon and honey as well as any tea without a high concentration of caffeine. Rooibos is a good tea for the evening, as it contains no caffeine.
A common reason why people struggle to fall asleep is because they have no set sleeping schedule. While chamomile hydrosol will help you get relaxed for bed, your body and mind will find it a lot easier to fall asleep when you have a set time that you sleep. Try to keep your bedtime within the same hour every day. While it may be tempting to stay up until 2 a.m. on a Friday night because you can sleep in the next morning, this will wreak havoc on your natural sleeping pattern. The same goes for when you wake up in the morning. If you get up at 7 a.m. every weekday, don’t sleep until noon just because it’s a weekend. Try not to get up any later than 8 a.m. on weekends. Any more than an hour’s deviation away from your normal waking up time and your body will be thrown out of sync.
Many people say that they don’t feel tired by the time they’re supposed to go to bed and that’s what’s throwing their sleeping pattern off. If this is the case, you likely just need to be more active and possibly sleep less. Try not to sleep any longer than nine hours a night, since sleeping in makes it difficult to fall asleep again in the evening. You can also make sure you’re tired by bedtime by being more fitness orientated. A short, half-hour workout after work will get you tired in the evening and make sure that you’re ready to fall asleep by the time you get to bed. Exercising will also help your body to relax, thus meaning you’ll wake up feeling fully rested in the mornings.