Home Remedies for Insomnia and Restless Nights

Home remedies for insomnia can be just as effective as anything you buy at your local drugstore. These natural treatments to improve your sleep are also safer than many over the counter sleep medications.

Natural Sleep Aids - Herbs and Aromatherapy

    lavender for insomnia
  • LAVENDER OIL: Among the herbal remedies for insomnia, this one is most effective. Place a few drops on your bedroom light bulb, just before bed or place a few drops on a handkerchief and tie to the bed.
  • LAVENDER PILLOW Sleep on a pillow containing dried lavender or just place it under your usual pillow
  • VALERIAN: It relaxes nerves and muscles, improves sleep quality and makes falling asleep easier.
  • HOPS: Calms nerves, relieves tension, and helps in cases of insomnia cause by stress, headaches, or indigestion. It does not affect the early waking hours of the morning.


  • PASSION FLOWER: Have been used traditionally as a mild calmative. In fact, Algonquin Indians used passion flower tea to help soothe their nerves.

    Passion flower is one of the home remedies for insomnia that supports the nervous system in a variety of ways. Many have found that it helps with relaxation of tense muscles. It is widely used to promote a restful night’s sleep.

Sip some herbal tea just before you go to bed...

Some good choices are:

  • CATNIP
  • LEMON BALM
  • CHAMOMILE
  • LIMEFLOWERS

How to Cure Insomnia with Natural Solutions

  • A MUSTARD FOOT BATH: Add 1 teaspoon of mustard powder to a bowl of hot water
  • lettuce for insomnia
  • LETTUCE: Believe it or not, lettuce is an excellent natural sleep aid. Eat a large leaf about 1/2 an hour before bedtime.
  • SET ASIDE SOME "QUIET TIME": An hour or so before going to bed, sit down for at least 10 minutes or so. Reflect on the day's activities. Review your stresses and problems. Try to work out solutions, Plan tomorrow's activities. Clear your mind. This is one of the best home remedies for insomnia when used consistently.
  • EAT A LIGHT SNACK: Bread and fruit will do nicely an hour or two before you hit the hay.
  • TAKE A HIKE: Get some exercise late in the afternoon or early in the evening. It shouldn't be too strenuous...a walk around the block will do just fine. Not only will it fatigue your muscles, but it will raise your body temperature. When that begins to fall, it may induce sleepiness.

Using herbal treatments for insomnia and other natural sleep aids can greatly improve sleep patterns without having to put chemicals into your body.

Keep trying various ideas to see what works for you.

*NOTE: If you are pregnant, please consult your doctor before trying any natural remedy.

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