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Quick Insomnia Fixes

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If you can’t sleep, you can’t dream. Whether you have occasional bouts of insomnia or chronic issues, you can’t afford to ignore the issue. Instead you need to discover some quick insomnia fixes like the ones listed in this newsletter.

Whether you’re trying to grow long luscious locks, address skin issues or deal with health issues insomnia can block your progress.

Insomnia can cause your immune system to suffer. Because so much growth and healing occurs during sleep, you may find yourself feeling stagnant and blocked.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, don’t ignore the problem. Most likely it’s not going to go away.  High quality sleep is just as important for your hair, skin and health as high quality food, healthy water, fresh air and supplements.

While the thought of popping over-the-counter (OTC) sleeping pills may beckon as a quick fix, in reality, they can bring a lot of risks. One very popular sleep medication is Ambien which has a ton of side-effects including a tendency to become addictive, as well as a possibility of triggering weight gain.

If you try to stop taking Ambien there can be serious withdrawal symptoms which may be worse than the initial insomnia.

Ambien may also tend to lose its effectiveness when taken longer than two weeks, which means a requirement of higher dosages. It can also cause daytime drowsiness. Even worse, sleeping pills can suppress dreams.

Ambien is also known to increase your risk of getting into traffic accidents. Ambien actually ranks among the top 10 drugs found in the bloodstreams of impaired drivers, according to some toxicology reports.

Studies suggest healthy adults have a basal sleep need of seven to eight hours each night. If you haven’t been sleeping well and have accumulated a sleep debt, you may still feel tired even if you’ve slept a full seven or eight hours one night.

When you have a pre-existing sleep debt, you may be especially tired at the times when your circadian rhythm naturally dips such as overnight or in the mid-afternoon.

To grow beautiful lush hair, glowing skin and have optimal health consider the following quick insomnia fix:

1.  Melatonin is the sleep hormone. It controls sleep and it naturally induces sleep. Although everyone is different, most people find the lower doses most effective.

Experts warn that higher doses of melatonin may eventually cause toxicity or trigger low grade depression. High doses of melatonin are also linked in some cases to infertility.

Melatonin is usually made synthetically in a lab. It’s most commonly available in pill form, but it’s also available in forms which can be placed in the cheek or under the tongue allowing the melatonin to be absorbed directly into the body.

2.  Lavender has been proven to help induce natural nontoxic sleep. Lavender can be applied with a spray to the pillow or bedclothes. Or it can be directly dabbed onto the pulse points on the wrists.  You can also experiment with lavender-filled pillows.

3.  Another option is to fill a small covered magic herb box with fresh lavender near your bedside. When you can’t sleep, simply open the box and take a few deep breaths.

4.  Buy a small pillow and stuff it with fresh wormwood to combat insomnia. Other herbs which help induce sleep include, but are not limited to: Bee balm, Calendula blossoms, catnip, Chamomile blossoms, Catnip.

Place any one or more of the herbs either in a magic herb box or in a special sleep pillow. Start with one herb to test its effectiveness before adding several at the same time.

5.  Hops has a major calming effect. This extract has been widely used as a mild sedative for anxiety and chronic insomnia. Take 30 to 120 milligrams in herb form before climbing into bed.

6. A series of studies have discovered that Valerian improves deep sleep, enhances the speed of falling asleep and improves the overall quality of sleep. In fact, Valerian is one of the most common herbal sleep remedies for insomnia. The best dosage is 200 to 800 milligram.

A lot of people give up on Valerian too quickly. It’s most effective when used over an extended period of time. One side effect of taking Valerian is that it can make some people feel energized which doesn’t help encourage sleep. If that occurs, take Valerian during the day to allow it to properly assimilate into your system so you sleep soundly at night.

7.  Anti-insomnia baths will also help. Gently warm cow’s, goats’ or sheep’s milk in a double boiler on the stove. Blend true almond extract and several drop of essential oil of lavender into the warm milk until the fragrance pleases your senses. Add the entire mixture to a tub filled with warm water before bedtime.

8.  Magnesium and calcium supplements help trigger restful sleep. When taken together they become even more effective. Taking magnesium helps to cancel out any potential heart problems which might arise from taking just calcium. Start with 200 milligrams of magnesium  to avoid causing diarrhea. Combine with 600 milligrams of calcium.

9.  Crystals also have sleep inducing properties. Blue crystals are considered the most beneficial for triggering restful sleep.

Other gems which can also help encourage sleep include: amber, amethyst, emerald, jet and smoky quartz.

Charge the crystal with your desired goal for sleep. Place one or more crystals under your pillow or wear as jewelry as you attempt to sleep.

10.  The following fragrances may also help encourage sleep whether spritzed around the bed, dispersed through a scented candle or with incense:

Bergamot, chamomile, frankincense, lavender, Manuka, myrrh, neroli, petitgrain, pine, rosalina, sandalweed, tuberose and vetiver.

If you prefer to use essential oils blend a few drops into a tablespoon of carrier oil such as jojoba, sweet almond or sesame. Massage into temples, soles of the feet, wrists or other areas of the body. Or you may add several drops to a warm bath before bedtime.

Or place several drops in an aroma burner or essential oil diffuser. Or you may prefer to dress a dream pillow.

11.  Wild lettuce or a wild lettuce mixture can also be helpful for inducing sleep. Try take 30 to 120 milligrams of Wild Lettuce or a similar remedy before bed.

12.  Meditation can also help. Get in bed, turn out the light, get comfortable and close your eyes.  For the next 10 to 15 minutes, pay attention to nothing else but your breathing.

Other solutions might include, but not be limited to:

- Practicing Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which can naturally help balance the body’s bio-energy system
- Avoid caffeine after noon since the effects of the stimulant can stay in the body until nighttime and disrupt sleep
- Exercising for 30 minutes a day will often make a significant difference in your ability to fall and stay asleep at night
- Avoid alcohol which can disrupt normal sleep patterns
- Drink warm milk before turning in to sleep
- Take a warm shower
- Make sure your feet are warm
- Block out all lights in the room
- Utilizing a white noise or a sound machine designed to help trigger sleep

Summary – Quick Insomnia Fixes

Experiment with all of the various quick insomnia fixs listed above until you find the best combination of fixes for you and your needs.

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