Insomnia Cures and Natural Remedies

Insomnia is a complaint that many people experience at least once in their lives. People who have a pattern of insomnia often look for surface solutions rather than look at insomnia as a sign of deep problems.

Possible causes of insomnia:

  • Exposure to allergens or allergic foods
  • Over-use of stimulants
  • Digestive or gall bladder stress
  • De-energized state of the whole
  • Nervous System fatigue
  • Immune system issues
  • Toxic conditions
  • Imbalanced hormones
  • Safety issues
  • Relationship stress
  • Spiritual interference
  • Electro-magnetic
  • Geopathic Stress

Herbal Remedies Can Help

Herbal remedies that support and nourish the nervous system can be helpful.

Herbs such as St Johnswort, Skullcap, Catnip, Hops, Passion Flower or Valerian root are very effective nervines.

Homeopathics to the Rescue

Homeopathic complexes such as Passiflora Plex or Insomnia Pellets (by Homeocan), can aid the body to overcome sleeplessness.

Single remedies are an inexpensive try

Coffea is for difficulty getting to sleep because you can’t turn your brain off.

Pulsatilla has a profile of restlessness and a feeling of too hot and too cold.

Ignatia is for when one dreads going to bed just in case you can’t sleep but you yawn and yawn.

Arsenicum Album is useful for those who worry and predictably wake up at 2 a.m.

Lycopodium is for people who talk and laugh in their dreams and wake up predictably at 4 a.m.

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Jet Lag

For jet-lag, try homeopathic Cocculus in a 30c potency.

For some, Melatonin is a valuable sleep aid, especially when there is a build up of lost sleep, or jet lag. I prefer a timed release formula.

Melatonin is the immune agent produced by our body during periods of deep sleep that scavenges rogue cells in our body.

Sleeplessness is an immune disadvantage.

Flower Essences

Bach Flower Essences can be very helpful with working with the underlying issues and stresses in our lives that disturb our rest.

White Chestnut is often recommended when we just can’t turn our brains off; for those thoughts that go around and around like clothes in a dryer.

Crab Apple is for perfectionism; Red Chestnut for over attachment to others, or Olive for exhaustion mind body and spirit.

Lifestyle Changes Can Help

There may be a need for more exercise later in the day. This will balance the mind/body energy. We tend to over use the mind. Too much energy locked in the brain-space can make falling asleep difficult.

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Create an Oasis

My sleeping space is an oasis for my soul.
Rejuvenating sleep is not encouraged by gearing up our minds with ‘news’ late at night.
Reading uplifting literature can help us quiet our thoughts.

Natural sleep aids may help to calm us. Ceremonies of relaxation and simplicity can help us wind down and promote restful sleep. Our sleep spaces need to be free of turmoil and negativity.

People, who live their days in fear, are not likely to spend their nights in peace. We tend to ‘trance out’, recycling old habitual thoughts that conjure those ‘’same old’ feelings.

We are bio-chemical creatures, and the chemistry of our toxic emotions will constantly download into our physical bodies.

Work at Sleep?

It may be an odd thought that we have to work at ‘sleep’, but making good quality may be a worthy priority at least until you can break the cycle. It may involve retraining our circadian rhythms.

Have you ever gone through long bouts of sleeplessness? What did you do to change it? I would love to hear about it.

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Bio PicNelda McEwen has been practicing as a Medical Intuitive in SW Ontario for over 25 years; counselling individuals and families, as well as offering her signature ICH training to other Medical Intuitives in the health field. Nelda’s professional research has been acknowledged and published in the Professional Kinesiology Practitioners Manual. The PKP program is recognized through the International Kinesiology College of Zurich Switzerland.Click edit button to change this text.