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Common sleep remedies

Calling all troubled sleepers out there, we've found some handy remedies that should help you achieve a restful slumber. Everyone is different, and each one will work different for each individual.

But if you’re struggling to get some much needed shut-eye, surely a few sleep remedies are worth the try? You just might find a remedy that’s right for you, and notice a big difference in how easily you drift off. Here’s some top sleep remedies you need to know about.

Herbal tea


Not feeling very drowsy? Try herbal tea before bedtime. Herbal teas containing chamomile and lavender should do the trick. Some tea brands also do special night time tea blends, which can help you feel more at ease and ready for bed.

Tart cherry juice


Tart cherry juice is a nifty little sleep remedy. Drink half a cup of this stuff and you may be more likely to be able to get some sleep. It’s a tasty, natural remedy which contains tryptophan, an amino acid that converts into serotonin, and then melatonin.

Valerian


Valerian might sound like a man made medicine, but it’s actually a natural remedy. Valerian is taken from the roots of a plant and according to plenty of studies, it can have a lovely calming effect which makes you feel sleepy.

Aromatherapy


Soothe your mind with some aromatic, calming scents such as lavender, jasmine and rosemary. The calmer and more relaxed you are the more likely you are to drift off to sleep.

Magnesium


Did you know magnesium may help you to fall asleep? This extremely essential mineral is important for managing the GABA receptors, which help calm your central nervous system. In a nutshell, magnesium helps you feel relaxed when applied to the skin and can help you drift off to sleep. For a better night’s sleep, stock up on some magnesium oil.

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