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Get A Better Night's Sleep With These 6 At-Home Remedies For Insomnia

December 15, 2015 by Rachel Gulmi
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I was never clinically diagnosed with insomnia, but I’m pretty convinced I have a slight case of it. I very rarely get a full night’s sleep because I either don’t sleep at all or I wake up a few times during the night. It’s unfortunate, but luckily I don’t need a lot of sleep to function. Anyway, I’ve tried just about every type of sleep aid from “sleepy” teas to melatonin and whatever else. On that note, here are six home remedies for insomnia.

1. Listen to music. Instead of listening to your own thoughts while trying to get some shuteye, turn on calming music and focus on that. It will take your mind away from constant thinking and (hopefully) allow you to drift off to sleep. A sound soother works just as well!

2. Shut off electronics. It’s so important and truly helpful to take a break from any electronic devices at least one hour before going to bed. The light from your devices sends a signal to your brain that it isn’t time to sleep. Instead of laying in bed looking at your phone or tablet, get some chores done!

RELATED: This Is Why Women Need More Sleep Than Men

3. Stretch. Unwind your muscles before getting into bed by stretching. You’ll loosen your muscles in preparation for a good night’s sleep.

4. Don’t lie around. If you find yourself lying awake in bed, get up and move around. Get a glass of water or just walk around your room for a bit.

5. Exercise in the morning/afternoon. Skip the nighttime workouts because it will stimulate your body too much. It’s better to workout in the morning or afternoon.

RELATED: 8 Tips To Help You Sleep Through The Night

6. Use essential oils. Scents like lavender, jasmine and chamomile will put you in a soothed state of mind. Dab a little oil on your wrists and temples before you doze off.

I’ve recently started taking these sleep vitamins from Target called Olly Restful Sleep Blackberry Zen Vitamin Gummies. My doctor recommended them to me and she said a lot of her patients have had positive results, so I figured why not? The gummies are a combination of melatonin, L-theanine and botanicals like chamomile, passion flower and lemon balm. These work better for me than plain melatonin pills, but it’s definitely not a solid “cure.”

Don’t miss how long before bed you should stop drinking coffee and the benefits of being a morning person vs. a night owl!

[Photo: Shutterstock]

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