Natural Remedies for Better Sleep


Sleep is regarded as one of the most genuinely revitalizing and healing experiences known. The world looks glittering and lighter to us when we can afford the much needed sleep every night. Insomnia could be termed as the lack of restful and healthful sleep. Every night you get in your bed at the normal hour of sleep, you tend to stare at ceiling until day breaks. Research showed that up to 40 percent of adults experience insomnia every year. It is believed that lack of sleep can reduce brain functionality. Below, we discuss different natural remedies for better sleep.

1.  Use a Lavender Sleep Sachet  

Aromatherapy has a number of several uses, but it is mostly used for creating or relaxing a sense of sleepiness. Many studies have ended in science giving an affirmation to the soundness of aromatherapy. People who got exposed to the fragrance of lavender in the trials experienced mood lift, and one research traced brain activity with an EEG machine, which disclosed the subjects undertaking lavender aromatherapy did in fact display ideas suggesting drowsiness, while other scents tend to increase awareness. If you find yourself having a hard time sleeping at night, try to make a lavender sleep sachet to stack underneath your pillow or a table close to your bed to aid you to relax and sleep off. You can simply diffuse lavender essential oil or drop one or two drops on your cupped palm and inhale. Rub some on temple and wrist to relax.


2.  Bananas

Bananas are known as a means of calming one’s mind when taken helped. Bananas contain potassium, tryptophan, and magnesium as well, which are agents for relaxing muscle. Try having one a half-an-hour before going to bed every night. You are doing your body two favors by taking banana every night, the first favor is that, you are increasing your magnesium levels and the second favor is that you are instantaneously relaxing your muscles that enable you to eventually drift off.


3.  Drink Tart Cherry Juice      

A  cup to a 1 cup of tart cherry juice is a scrumptious way to drift off to sleep, and it is a natural sleep assistance that it’s highly recommended. Tart cherry juice is a natural sleep aid because it contains tryptophan. Tryptophan is a vital amino acid that changes to serotonin, which then changes to melatonin. Melatonin aids to maintain our sleeping and waking up cycle by causing drowsiness and lowers body temperature, working with the central nervous system to sync our biological clock. Its creation is repressed by light, but unrestricted in low light/darkness.


4.  Taking Catnip

Catnip belongs to mint family, and it isn’t just for cats but also works delightfully when it comes to having a tranquillizing influence on humans. The compound stimulates catnip’s effects across the two species is called nepetalactone. While it can make cats playful and wild, it can also make people unperturbed, drowsy, and sends them to great sleep. Take it as a tea preferably warm tea before going to bed and add a little bit of honey.


5.  Exercise

Do make sure you exercise your body on a regular basis, and this will enable you to sleep better. You will not only sleep better, but will also have abundant energy by the time you wake up in the morning, and this is not just because you slept well and better, but because the exercise has an odd way of aiding humans to go to sleep at night and giving us more energy by the time we wake up in the morning. Please note that you don’t have to engage in any form of exercise before going to bed, as this may ensure that you stay awake all night.


6.  Always eat quality Proteins, particularly at dinner

To earn the best sleep, it is better and safer to stop eating at least 4 hours to bedtime, and if possible by 6pm every night. The evening food should comprise vegetables, proteins, and fats. Eating sufficient protein at this meal will aid prepare the body well to enter the sleep phase.


7.  California  Poppy

California poppy is many people’s favorite sleep-promoting and sedative herb that can presently be found in a selection of herbal medicines sold in the United States for stimulating sleep, enabling one to relax, and easing mild nervousness. Owing to its mild sedative and analgesic characteristics, it can be prescribed carefully to children. Laboratory and clinical work on California poppy has plainly confirmed the plant’s anti-anxiety and sedative properties; it has been proven to improve sleep quality.


8.  Epsom salt food soak/bath

Epsom salt contains magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium helps to relax muscles and nerves, improves oxygen and blood flow and both magnesium and sulfate helps in the detoxification of the body. Soaking in warm epsom salt bath or foot soak for 20 to 40 mins will helps in better sleep.


We believe that these remedies will prove helpful on the course of securing a better and uninterrupted sleep at night, which our bodies greatly need.

10 thoughts on “Natural Remedies for Better Sleep

  1. Hi Wendy, pretty good info you have here. Many out there including my wife are facing such problem. She is currently using only the Lavender method, I will share her your post for her to have other alternatives other than only Lavender.


    1. I think its a common problem for many people now with our fast paced life. Hope the other methods work for you and your wife if you do try them out.

  2. Great tips for helping us sleep better! I have trouble falling asleep early a lot of the time, so I think I’ll try some of the things on this list. =)

  3. Sleep has always been difficult for me, I feel like I’ve tried everything. I have believed for many years that it’s not good to eat bananas in the evening, something about digestion. Do you know anything about that?

    1. Its always better to eat few hours before sleep but for bananas as it is easily digestible I have no issue with that. I ate one last night and slept soundly 🙂

  4. Ugh, I have been dealing with a disturbed sleep track for a few months now. I can’t fall asleep until 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning and then I don’t wake up until 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon. I have a job that schedules me for night shifts only, so it allows me to continue this habit. I bookmarked this article and I’m going to try a new thing every night. 🙂 Do you think you can smoke catnip for similar effects?

    1. Hi working night shifts does interrupt your sleep cycle, i know that as my hubby works shift too. I have never tried know you could smoke catnip, but with flames I am not too sure if the smoke is actually more harmful than useful

  5. I can appreciate this article so much! I too suffer from some serious insomnia some nights and I can never figure out why that is… I’ve always just attributed it to built up frustration or maybe a bad day and a lot of thinking keeping me up.

    Now I have some decent remedies to take care of that. I knew before that Bananas and exercise helped me out, but never would have guessed catnip of all things!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

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