In modern life, many people have problems sleeping at night. Stress, overeating, staying up too late, drinking too much, all these issues and more have an impact on the way we sleep.
Many Americans take sleeping pills to try to get a good night’s sleep, but that’s not always wise. Sleeping pills can become addictive and the sleep you get from them is not always a sound sleep. So, if not sleeping pills, what should you do to cure your insomnia?
I live in Thailand, and many people here use natural sleep aids to get to sleep. Sleep aids that have been used by their families for generations. So, try these Asian natural sleep aids, and you too can sleep like a baby.
Practice Yoga. Yoga has been used for thousands of years in Asia as a form of exercise, meditation and other health problems cure. Yoga relaxes the muscles and thus the body, relieves stress, improves circulation and puts mind, body and spirit in line. It is also used all over Asia as a natural sleep aid. Try some basic yoga positions before you go to bed, and a good night’s sleep might be your reward.
Make A Cup of Tea With Cumin Seeds. Toasting cumin seeds and then putting them in boiling water to make a tea is an insomnia cure used in Sri Lanka. Cumin can also help ease cold symptoms if you put the seeds in hot milk and drink. If you have insomnia because of cold or flu symptoms, cumin seeds easily solve this health problem.
Eat A Banana. In Thailand, some people eat bananas to cure insomnia. Bananas contain trytophan, which is a natural sleep aid, so incorporating a banana in your diet every day can work wonders at nighttime when you crawl into bed. Bananas are also helpful for many other help problems, so eating a banana a day is a great food choice to make.
Gaze into the Sun. Sun gazing is an ancient form of healing that began in India more than 2,000 years ago. People in India, Thailand and Indonesia, as well as other places in South East Asia, gaze at the sun for 10 to 30 minutes every day at sunrise and sunset. What this does is it activates the pineal gland, which secretes melatonin. Melatonin is a natural sleep aid, so sun gazers often find they sleep very well.
Take Saw Palmetto. For men, saw palmetto is excellent to aid in getting a good night’s sleep. It’s used in Asia as a remedy for an enlarged prostate and it also prevents frequent nighttime urination, thus allowing the man to sleep through the night comfortably.
All of these natural sleep aids from Asia have been known to cure insomnia by millions of people for thousands of years. Try one of them today. You may be surprised when you wake up tomorrow and realize you’ve slept through the night. Sweet dreams.