Natural Aids to Help you Sleep

As with many illnesses today, there are medications available and in some cases this is an easy, successful solution. However, there are also natural remedies that you can try and have success with, should your sleeping disorder or sleep problem be less severe. Some people may wish to try natural remedies before taking medicine, in which case you may want to try one of the following:

Feng Shui

This is a highly practiced harmonious way of living that has come from the Far East. It adopts the energy in surroundings to create the most harmonious feeling in your home. There is advice on where to situate furniture and so forth. It may provide you with good tips on how to achieve the most relaxing and soothing environment in your bedroom.


Using various smells to stimulate parts of the brain that are associated with emotions you can be made to feel more relaxed and tranquil. Aromatherapy oils can be added to a bath, or burnt in the bedroom. A well-known relaxing oil is that of lavender.


Hypnotism can be employed to release anxiety in an individual, and if this is the possible root cause of your sleep disorder, this may be a good solution.

Relaxation Techniques

These can be found in different exercise forms, such as Yoga, Tai Chi and so forth. They may provide you with helpful breathing and exercises that can help relax you and encourage sleep.

Herbal Remedies

Herbal Remedies can be found in various different forms, and there are different herbs that are specific to different types of sleep-disrupting symptoms:

  • Chamomile – this can be found commonly in the form of tea and is a mild sedative that can help encourage sleep and sooth anxieties if drunk before sleep. Tip: re-use your cold teabags and place them on your eyes to reduce bags and sooth your tired eyes.
  • Lavender – used in aromatherapy oils to help relieve anxiety, insomnia and depression.
  • Peppermint – used to ease symptoms that disrupt normal sleep and can be used to treat insomnia.
  • St. John’s Wort – can be used as a sedative and is similar to the older used antidepressants.
  • Wild Lettuce – treats insomnia and restlessness, and can be used for both adults and children. Can also ease pain.


Different forms of massages are thought to relax and sooth people who suffer from sleep disorders. Messages have many different forms including Shiatsu, Alexander technique and Reiki.

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