11 Important List Of Natural Sleep Aids Here’s a list of eleven natural sleep aids. This list isn’t conclusive - but it'll give you a good start to know what is available and they have all been PROVEN to be useful with sleep and a variety of sleep disorders. No, it is NOT your average list of sleep aids - look again and absorb why. This list cuts through the half truths in the industry. 1. A 40 minute walk, at least 4 mornings every week, preferably in the sun exposing your skin. Number one for a reason, just do it. 2. Healthy eating. Watch the food ingredients, colorings and chemicals which are in your diet. E.g. It might be that you suffer from insomnia many days after having takeaway Chinese meals with MSG in them, or that you are intolerant to the bread preservative calcium propionate (282). There are over fifty food additives and chemicals related to a wide-range of sleep problems including restless sleep, depression (getting up too early in the morning), aggravated anxiety and panic, bizarre dreams, night terrors, bed wetting, the incorrect diagnosis of sleep apnea, breathing problems, sleep walking and sleep talking, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (too active to sleep), etc. Visit my web-site to discover exactly where to access this information in more detail. 3. Decrease your intake of salicylates and amines in food. These are naturallyoccurring food components which are found in HEALTHY foods, such as sultanas, strawberries, slow cooked tomato based stews, citrus fruits even vitamin supplements which have citrus bioflavanoids. 4. Look up your prescription drug name in Google to see if insomnia, depression, anxiety, restlessness, trouble sleeping are side effects listed on internet sites. Some prescription medications are causing problems with sleep patterns. If you’re taking a combination of medications, ask your doctor how each of them is behaving in combination - this question is hard for even the doctors to answer.
5. It’s better not to eat sugary food, especially before going to sleep. When your blood sugar levels fall it will cause many individuals to wake up. Rather, have a small piece of protein before bed, if you are hungry e.g. a boiled egg. 6. Get off the drugs, alcohol and stimulants! Duh! 7. Have at least an hour every day to relax and do something enjoyable that isn’t stressful or electronic. Relaxing is not watching violent and weird TV shows, and it is not playing electronic games and certainly not violent electronic games. (Your subconscious mind does not know the difference between reality and imagination - this stuff is “bending your brain” more than you realize, and gives you more to take in and process while you are asleep.) 8. Have a definite end to your day, each day - where you stop working and relax. 9. If you work on the computer a great deal, turn it off completely or move away from the melatonin inhibiting blue ray screen many hours before you go to bed. 10. Hydrate. If you are dehydrated you don’t sleep properly 11. Sleep cool instead of hot. Overheating in bed decreases your rapid eye movement sleep. Throw out your doona/duvet and sleep under something cooler made of natural fibers (cotton, wool, alpaca, etc). This list would be continued soon, it is certainly not decisive. We know that it doesn’t contain a list of packaged over the counter sleep aids - let us get the basics down first! If you implement the list above you may not need to buy any sleep aids at all.