Natural Remedies to Help You Sleep
The human body naturally produces enough hormones which help with falling asleep. However, as mentioned in our previous blog posts, there are a few measures you can take if you are having trouble. These include staying away from electronic devices before bedtime, avoiding bright lights and making sure you go to sleep at more or less the same time every night.
If you are doing all of these things but still having trouble with falling asleep, here are a few natural remedies that could help you sleep easier at night.
Cherry juice is a great source of melatonin which is a hormone that your body naturally produces. The levels of melatonin rise within your body each evening which helps you fall asleep. However, with some individuals, the rise of this hormone may not be sufficient enough to make a difference. Cherry juice is an excellent way to supplement your body with the necessary amount of melatonin. Also, cherry juice has been found to help with post-workout recovery and even fight against inflammation. If you would like to try this, you should look for 100 percent cherry juice with no added water or sweeteners.
Raise your magnesium levels
Magnesium is a vital mineral which is found in a ton of foods such as spinach and other leafy greens. The magic about magnesium is that it can make your muscles feel more relaxed and ease anxiety – both, as we know, will help with falling asleep. Magnesium can also be obtained in supplement form but we believe it is better to make sure you are eating a magnesium rich diet rather than taking it in supplement form. Magnesium is particularly rich in foods such as leafy greens, chicken, fish, legumes and almonds.
Last but not least, meditation. Meditation helps with achieving harmony between body and mind. There have been many scientific studies about the relationship between mediation and sleep and many conclude that meditation does indeed improve the quality of your sleep. Meditation has been found to help enhance melatonin levels which is the hormone we mentioned above that helps regulate the human sleep-wake cycle.