- A cup of chamomile may calm you, relaxing your body towards a state of sleep
- The smell of essential oils create a calming ambiance conducive for sleep
- Prescribing melatonin supplements on sleep-deprived individuals may increase the likelihood of sleep
Quality sleep is needed for you to make the most out of your day. The right amount of sleep will not only improve your productivity. You will also have lower risks of getting sick. Here are some natural remedies that can help you get the quality sleep you need:
Some Melatonin For Your Dreams
Melatonin may just be the most natural remedy for you to get some sleep. As a hormone naturally produced by the pineal gland in your brain, melatonin acts as a form of trigger that readies your body to sleep.
Melatonin levels naturally increase during the night, when sleep is needed by the body. Prescribing melatonin supplements on sleep-deprived individuals may increase the likelihood of sleep. These supplements are also considered safe to consume and are often recommended in adjusting sleep patterns (especially those juggling work shifts or needing to counter jet lag).
Have Some Chamomile Tea To Drink
Chamomile is an herb known for its sedative properties. In tea form, a cup of chamomile may calm you, relaxing your body towards a state of sleep. As noted by medical director of Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep, Charlene Gamaldo, flavonoids in chamomile tea may help in triggering the benzodiazepine receptors found in the brain. These receptors are known to affect a person’s sleep-wake transition.
Apply Some Essential Oils For The Rest You Need
Aside from melatonin and herbal tea such as chamomile, essential oils are also believed to induce sleep. Michael Breus, a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, said he recommends essential oils to patients to improve their sleep. The relaxing scent of essential oils such as lavender creates a calming ambiance conducive for sleep. If you do not have any diffuser, applying a few essential oil drops diluted by a carrier oil on your pulse points (behind your ears and your wrist area) should still do the trick.
Here’s to a good night’s sleep with the remedies mentioned above.