[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Get off those medical supplements and opt for these natural remedies to get a sound sleep at night! Do you ever toss and turn in your bed till wee hours in the morning? Or lie awake staring at the ceiling for hours and trying to count sheep or split-ends or whatever else you can find? Don’t worry, it is very normal. Most people suffer from short-term insomnia from time-to-time. There are many reasons behind it but opting for medical or pharmaceutical sleeping supplements is not the right way to go. Instead, there are effective steps which you can take to get sleep in the night and this includes natural sleeping aids that will help you improve your quality of life. Sleep soundly all night by doing the following: Exercise This is a simple remedy for almost all problems, including insomnia. Exercising regularly can help improve sleeping patterns as it tires you out enough for you to sink into your sheets. Getting a massage You don’t need to head to the spa an hour before you sleep to get a massage. Instead, opt for the good old ‘champi’ from your mother. Or even better, do it yourself! You can regulate the pressure and this will not only help you sleep well but also leave you with amazing hair when you wash the oil off! Eating right Snacking on food or small bites just before bed activates the digestive system and that can cause gastro problems or even heartburns. Drinking a lot of fluids before bed can also be overwhelming to your bladder and increase your trips to the toilet and end up seriously disturbing your cycle. Avoiding the consumption of chemicals Products such as caffeine and nicotine should be avoided two hours prior to bedtime. These items are known to disrupt sleep and are sure to keep you awake for long hours. Taking a hot shower or bath One of the simplest and easiest ways to induce sleep is by taking a hot bath. You are cleaning the body of all the dirt, pollution and the heat from the water will soothe your nerves and help to get rid of your stress and calm you down. Limiting naps If you sleep intermittently throughout the day when it is actually time to sleep at night, of course, you are not tired! You have received abundant rest throughout the day and your mind and body are still active and well-rested. Try to limit your naps during the day and head to bed earlier instead. It is sure to work! Avoid looking at screens For an hour before you plan to sleep, avoid looking at any screen. The light radiating from the screen dries out your eyes and adds stress to it. Instead, opt to read a book, write, sew, cook, etc. as they are also therapeutic and help induce sleep. Ensuring your bedroom is only for sleeping When you use your bedroom for other things such as working, lounging, etc. your mind automatically gets tuned into believing that the space serves multiple purposes. Instead, try to limit your bedroom only to sleep or take rest when you are tired and eat in a different room. This way, your mind is tuned into believing it needs to shut off when you get into bed. Drinking Chamomile tea This drink contains a mild tranquillizer. It also contains flavonoids that have a sedative effect and helps in sleeping soundly throughout the night. It should be consumed around an hour before you head off to bed as it helps in reducing anxiety and initiates sleep. Get off those sleep supplements and opt for these natural and healthier measures to get into dreamland! Do you have any other home remedies to fall into deep sleep? Let us know in the comment section below.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]