Struggling to fall asleep is a worldwide problem especially in advanced and developing cities.
In the United States alone, 30 percent of its population suffers from insomnia while an estimated 60 million people experience sleeping problems each year.
Chronic insomnia is a problem that damages a person’s cognitive functions and accelerates the degenerative process associated with aging. Poor sleeping habits on the other hand, can have serious consequences like suppressed growth and elevated insulin levels which can trigger diabetes.
There are other serious illnesses which can result from chronic insomnia. these include heart disease, cancer, Parkinson`s, Alzheimer`s, and osteoarthritis. Elevated cortisol and lowered HGH will also cause skin wrinkling, hair loss, poor vision, & muscle loss.
The best defense against the ailments caused by insomnia and poor sleeping habits is nothing else but sufficient sleep. An average sleep of seven to nine hours per night is the ideal amount of sleep and rest in order to allow your body to restore the energy that it spent during your waking hours.
Here are some tips in overcoming insomnia naturally:
1. Create an optimal sleeping environment
Nothing is more conducive to sleeping than a clean, fresh and comfortable bed in a cool dark room with plenty of fresh air.
2. You should be asleep between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am
The best sleeping time to take advantage of your body’s natural anti-aging and healing capabilities is between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am. Ideally, it is good to be asleep by 11:00 pm to allow your body to produce enough HGH, which in turn helps to fight your body’s degenerative process.
Induce yourself to sleep. Unwind your mind, meditate, don’t think stressful thoughts and have peace of mind. Leave your problems for the following morning. It is time to recharge your batteries.
You can also use tea or other sleep inducing herbs to put you to sleep. Tea made from mint, chamomile or valerian root can make you relax. You should avoid caffeine, alcohol or chocolate within 10 hours before bedtime.
You can also take organic almond milk, half a banana, half a tablespoon of cinnamon a tablespoon of coconut oil and a scoop of non-denatured, grass-fed whey protein to induce yourself to sleep.
You should feel relaxed when you go to bed. If you are not relaxed, you should create a way to calm your mind and body. Eat almonds, bananas or milk; these are rich in tryptophan, which helps to increase serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical produced by the brain which helps to boost relaxation, builds confidence, mood, and promotes restfulness.
You can also take bioactive milk peptides to relax and induce yourself to sleep.