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Pamela Mkhungo
2 minute read
30 Aug 2019
1:51 pm

10 natural remedies for insomnia

Pamela Mkhungo

All gadgets need to be put down or switched off if you want a good night's sleep.

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Having issues with sleeping? Try these natural easy home remedies that will have you sleeping like a baby.

1. Set a schedule

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The National Sleep Foundation recommends that you stick to a regular bed routine. That means going to bed and waking up at the same time everyday.

2. Eat well to sleep well

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Eat well-balanced meals throughout the day and make your breakfast the biggest meal.

3. Cut the caffeine

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Caffeine can stay in your system for seven hours. If you have problems sleeping don’t consume caffeine in the noon.

4. Try yoga

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This could be short meditation, cross legged bend or reclining twist yoga.

5. Pop some natural supplements

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Sleeping pills come with a lot of baggage – try natural alternatives instead, like melatonin.

6. Eat cherries

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Cherries are great for boosting your melatonin levels. When consumed regularly, they help regulate the body’s natural sleep cycle and increase sleep efficiency.

7. Put down that iPad

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All gadgets need to be put down or switched off if you want a good night’s sleep.

8. Embrace exercise

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Always do some sorts of exercise even if its just taking a long walk every now and then.

9. Stay cool

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Taking a shower or bath always helps every now and then. Staying cool and fresh always relaxes you.

10. Stop smoking

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Cigarettes contain nicotine which is dangerous for your brain and prevents well-deserved sleep.

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