Monday, October 12, 2015

Do You Suffer From Insomnia

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For optimum results, health care professionals recommend that you get between six to eight hours of sleep every night. During sleep, your body repairs itself and recharges.

When you have insomnia, it can really take a toll on your life, both personal and professional. Extended bouts of insomnia can cause your health to deteriorate. It can lead to sleep deprivation behavior, which can cause delusions and can be dangerous.

Fortunately, there are home remedy plants that can treat insomnia. Many of these plants have a sedative quality to them, which helps relax your mind and body. As a result, you end up with a good night's sleep. It is recommended that you do not drive or use heavy equipment when taking these herbs until you see how they will affect you.

One of these helpful plants is lemon balm. The leaves of the lemon balm plant closely resemble the leaves of the mint plant. This is because lemon balm is in the same family of plants as the mint. It can be taken as a tea or distilled into oil and used as a topical ointment.

Evening Primrose Softgels

Labeled as a weed, the flowering evening primrose, also just called primrose, is effective in treating insomnia. The flowers of the plant are colorful and quite beautiful. This plant grows best outdoors rather than indoors because it thrives in the open air, and often grows wild.

Passion flower is another plant that you can grow to treat insomnia. The plant has medicinal properties that produce calmness and a state of relaxation, which helps you get some sleep.

There are some plants that you can use during your waking hours that won't induce sleepiness so you'll still be able to go about your day.

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Rosemary relieves stress and tension which are the leading causes of insomnia other than reasons related to diseases. It can be grown indoors or outside, but you need to keep in mind that it can grow to a substantial height. For that reason, you might want to start the plant inside and then transfer it outside once it gains height.

Another, Saint John's Wort, also relieves stress and tension, again leading to relaxing you. While this is not necessarily a sleep aid, it can help reduce stress during your waking hours, which should help when you are ready to retire for the night.

The plants mentioned above can be obtained in capsule form ready for use without having to prepare them yourself. They are often available in tea bags, too, to make it easier to make a soothing cup of herbal remedy tea.

Since I am not a doctor or health care practitioner, I am not diagnosing or treating any ailment. Most of the herbal remedies mentioned above are some I have used to good effect. I am not responsible if you try these and have adverse reactions. Consult your health care professional if you have any questions.

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