Sleep problems, insomnia
Good sleep is very important for our wellbeing and health in general. There are a lot of herbs and natural supplements to improve your sleep. Chamomille and Hop are two good things.
5-HTP, Spirulina, Lavender, Magnolia bark extract, Saffron, Ashwagandha, L-theanine, Lithium orotate, Melatonin and Magnesium are other useful things that improves sleep. A herbal tea is always good.
Another good thing is to pray to Jesus Christ that He shall bless your sleep. Pray to God before sleep. Give Him thanks.
By Carl Grinde | October 11 2018
Updated July 7 2023
General advice for better sleep
Try a healthy supplement such as Magnesium, Spirulina or herbal tea.
Don't stay up to late.
Don't watch TV just before bed time.
Don't keep the bedroom to warm, make sure to let some fresh air in.
Get effective blackout roller curtains.
Don't sleep to long in the morning, work and excerise.
Learn about Serotonin, Melatonin and Tryptophan.
Prescribed sleeping pills often have serious side effects. Try a natural supplement free of harmful chemicals to improve your sleep.
Buy anti snore equpment
Saffron and Ashwagandha together sleep
This is very good for sleep. Try it. I have and I slept good.
Saffron and Ashwagandha is also good for the nerves. It fights depression and anxiety.
Saffron and ashwagandha together
Magnolia bark extract for sleep
Very good for sleep and the mood, the mind. Try it.
Magnolia bark extract sleep
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L-Theanine for sleep
L-Theanine is an amino acid found in green and black tea. It's very good for sleep.
It also has a calming effect and reduces stress and anxiety. It helps treating depression.
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The body makes 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) from tryptophan.
5-HTP is very good for sleep and also works as an antidepressant. It's natural and safe.
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"the mineral lithium (Lithium orotate) is a natural, side effect-free alternative which is very useful for helping to re-regulate circadian rhythms and the sleep-wake cycle."
Lithium orotate is a good treatment for mood disorders, hyperactivity, anxiety, panic attacks, behavioral health issues such as bipolar disorder and treatment-resistant depression with suicidal thinking. Lithium is present in the diet, mainly in grains and vegetables.
Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain that regulates sleep. You can add extra Melatonin as a supplement to improve sleep.
Melatonin rarely causes any side effects. But some experience: feeling tired and drowsy the next day, migraines, dizzines, dry mouth, abdominal pain or constipation.
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This is a classical one. Chamomile tea really makes you sleepy. Try it.
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Tryptophan, Serotonin and Melatonin
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain. It affects our mood, sleep, bowel function, sexuality and more. Tryptophan is a precursor to Serotonin. Tryptophan is also used when the body produces Melatonin.
Some good sources of tryptophan are: cod, soy beans, parmesan, egg, and nuts. Troubles sleeping? Get some Tryptophan rich food!
Combine tryptophan rich food with slow carbohydrates, for example Barley, Beans, Butternut squash or Brown rice.
Spirulina, Tryptophan, Serotonin - better sleep
Spirulina has among the highest tryptophan levels. Spirulina is made of an algae, completely natural and pure. You can buy tablets or powder and make smoothies. I recommend tablets because they are easier, faster to eat. Spirulina has a wide range of nutrients and contains, among other things, vitamin B12 and Magnesium.
I really recommend Spirulina since it's also rich in vitamin B.
There are opposing findings regarding spirulina and sleep. Some blogs say that Spirulina is bad for sleep. I'm not sure this is true actually. There is so much corrupt and bought science and media out there. I think Spirulina is good for sleep. Try it yourself.
spirulina Tryptophan sleep
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Take Magnesium for better sleep
Magnesium is a very good thing to eat. It can help you sleep better. It can also prevent and cure migraine, stiffness and tremors.
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"Supplementation of magnesium appears to improve subjective measures of insomnia such as ISI score, sleep efficiency, sleep time and sleep onset latency, early morning awakening"
US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
Health-giving, effective sleeping pills, supplements for better sleep
Buy a health-giving and effective sleeping pill, a natural supplement where all ingredients are listed in the leaflet. Make sure they are listing all the ingredients in the products.
Better Rest - Natural Sleep Aid calm-company.com
DRIFTOFF Premium Sleep Valerian Root & Melatonin
Sleep Support, 5 HTP + Magnesium, Chamomile & Melatonin
Solgar Liquid Melatonin 10 mg
Piping Rock sleep Melatonin
Thorne 5-HTP Serotonin Support Sleep Management
Total sleep Renew Actives (amazon.com)
natural sleep aid supplement
5-HTP sleeping pills
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General advices for better sleep, light alarm clocks, matresses etc
The food we eat affects our sleep. Get some good evening habits. Here are images of foods to eat before sleep.
Eat protein, some eggs just before bedtime. Proteins require much energy to be digested and thus it can make you feel a little bit tired.
Don't eat or drink foods with high energy/ high carbohydrate content just before sleep.
Install blackout roller blinds
A light alarm clock makes you wake up in a smooth way. Buy an light alarm clock.
My personal advice: don't sleep with your cellphone. Don't use sleep apps. We carry them with us all day. Could we not for once put it away even when we sleep? Don't be a slave to your cellphone.
Don't sleep too long in the morning. If you sleep all day you won't get tired in the evening. The earlier you get up, the earlier you will get tired in the evening. Working out, excercising also make you more tired.
Buy a good sleeping matress.
sleeping mask light block
Leave the bedroom window open to let some fresh cold air in.
Information for better sleep
Anti snore devices
anti snore device
anti snark (Swedish stuff)
Mouthwash against snoring
anti snoring throat spray
anti snore nose strips
tevigo Snore Stopper
Earmuffs hearing protection, silicone moldable earplugs
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earmuffs hearing protection
Shooting Safety Earmuffs
small earmuffs hearing protection
Herbs for better sleep
Good remedies for insomina are: 1.Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis), Ginseng, Kava Kava (Piper methysticum), Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Lavender (Lavendula spp)
If I want extra good sleep I make a tea of Raspberry leaves, Hop, Chamomile and Marshmallow herb. I sleep very good most times I use that. I usually cook a whole pot, let it cool, pour into pitcher and have the fridge. The tea leaves, herbs can soak in the water several days before I sieves so that it will be strong enough. Then I take a few sips when necessary. I always pray to God in the evening before I go to bed and thank Him for the day. I always also asks Jesus Christ to bless my sleep and I seldom have sleeping problems.
Linden flower tea
Linden flower tea
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Raspberry leaf tea
Raspberry leaf tea
Holland & Barrett Raspberry Leaf tea
The Organic Grocer Raspberry Leaf tea
celestial seasonings sleepytime tea
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