We can’t expect to sleep like a baby every night. For some reason or another, something keeps us tossing and turning all night until our alarm rings. But even if sleepless nights are an unfortunate part of life, we can still find ways to prevent temporary insomnia from happening to us. Before you find yourself lying awake in bed, try these holistic remedies to help you sleep:
Decaffeinated herbal tea can soothe you in more ways than one. For starters, simply drinking warm liquid will naturally relax your body. And secondly, there are many herbal remedies that are specifically designed to lower stress, relax the body, and make you sleepy. Some common herbs and flowers that will help you relax include:
- Valerian Root
Drink a cup before you go to bed, but try not to drink too much as the need to go to the bathroom might keep you awake.
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in the body that regulates our sleep. You can take melatonin in a variety of delivery methods: chewable/dissolvable tablets, pill form, dissolvable strips, and tea. If you decide to take melatonin to help relieve your temporary insomnia, ensure that you are able to get a full night’s rest, otherwise, you might be groggy the following day.
Step Into a Bubble Bath
There’s something so relaxing about submerging your body in a tub of hot water. Your bath doesn’t have to be fancy. The warm water will make you feel like you’re floating in a cozy cocoon. But if you really wanted to treat yourself, you could add an entire menu of essential oils, bath salts, and bubbles.
Many people swear by their baths to give them those few precious moments of alone time where they can sit with their thoughts, work out their problems, and soak their troubles away.
Traditional Relaxation Massage
If your sleepless nights are reoccurring, you may need something a little more “hands-on” than a bubble bath. Come into Mantra Wellness Centre today to experience all the benefits of a traditional relaxation massage. Calgary’s massage therapy experts will take you through a relaxing experience by gently massaging your muscles to improve circulation, decrease stress, and provide overall relaxation. You’ll leave feeling both refreshed and calm, and this feeling will follow you all the way to your bedtime where you will sink into a relaxing sleep.
Note: If your insomnia is starting to become more of an on-going issue than a fluke occurrence, it might be time to see your doctor. Sleeplessness might be an indication of an underlying health problem.
No one deserves a sleepless night. Book your appointment online at Mantra Wellness Centre for a relaxing massage that will soothe your stresses away.