Conventional treatment for insomnia consists of a prescription for sleeping pills. Most medical doctors believe that the only way to cure insomnia is with a sleeping pill, but the problem is that sleeping pills only make the insomnia worse by creating other problems like addiction, light sleep, long periods of sleep, memory loss, and poor judgment. Sleeping pills are only effective for short-term relief and minor cases of insomnia. There are a number of natural treatments to help you cure your insomnia without taking addictive sleeping pills.
The simplest natural treatment you can do to cure insomnia is to alleviate stress with the relaxation response. The relaxation response is an alternative treatment that involves helping your body and mind overcome the negative effects of stress. Practicing the relaxation response for ten to twenty minutes a day should help cure insomnia. The process involves sitting in a quiet place with no distractions, focusing on each part of your body, and breathing slowly but deeply. You can also focus on a pleasant thought to help relax your muscles.
Another natural treatment is to get some sunlight to help regulate the brain chemical that controls your body temperature. Normal rhythms in body temperature create normal sleeping patterns. If you wake up too late, you may not be getting enough early morning sunlight. If you wake up too early, you may not be getting enough late day sunlight. Also, taking carbohydrates close to bedtime is a natural way to help increase the need to go to sleep and cure insomnia. So, eat some bread, bagels, or crackers right before bedtime.
Try giving yourself a massage or have someone give you a massage right before bedtime but make sure you are lying down. A great massage will help relax muscles and relax your mind causing you to fall asleep. As an alternative treatment, massage balances the life force or energy in your body curing insomnia. During the massage focus on positive and pleasant thoughts and each body part to help relax muscles.
Using homeopathic as a natural treatment can help cure insomnia. Ignatia Amara is great for those having trouble falling asleep and Arsenicum Album is great for those who wake up in the middle of the night with feelings of anxiety and restlessness and can’t go back to sleep. The last natural homeopathic treatment to help cure insomnia is Nux Vomica, this is great for people who wake up early in the morning and can’t go back to sleep. For each of these treatments, take 30C potency three times a day letting the pills dissolve under your tongue.