Any home remedies for insomnia?

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  1. Origin profile image59
    Originposted 8 years ago

    I'm supposed to be asleep, but I just can't fall asleep, even though I'm tired enough to do it. Anyone know of any simple home remedies that can ease the process? big_smile

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Same problem buddy.  I figure scotch is the best home remedy but I don't drink,
      so I pace over and over and over until I tire enough.

      I also try lying in pitch black still with my eyes closed completely still and really start to identify with the sounds I hear.  Most I would never notice otherwise.  I don't meditate but suspect this would be a form of such.  It's like counting sheep but really fascinating.

      I don't know but hope it works for you too.

      Kimberly

      big_smile big_smile

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      pburgerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Vigorous exercise - a brisk walk that raises a sweat and makes you pant - or sex lol true lol

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    I sleep better if there is a fan running.

  3. Jayne Lancer profile image96
    Jayne Lancerposted 8 years ago

    A cup of hot, sweet milk. A boring book. Soothing music.
    If you've got some essential oil of lavender at hand smile, sprinkle some on your pillow.
    I've actually written a Hub about insomnia and what to do about it, if you'd care to take a look. You might just need to calm your mind.

  4. blondepoet profile image68
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Make love an hour before bed-time. smile

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
      Jayne Lancerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What if he's on his own? No, don't tell me.

      1. blondepoet profile image68
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hahaha my lips are sealed smile

    2. Super Chef profile image60
      Super Chefposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Trust you to come up with that onr BP lmao:)

      1. blondepoet profile image68
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It is the only fail proof method I know LMAO!!!

  5. K Partin profile image57
    K Partinposted 8 years ago

    I usually get a warm sponge bath from a little blonde nurse helps.....lol

    1. blondepoet profile image68
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That always works without a doubt. smile

      1. K Partin profile image57
        K Partinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        OOOOOOH Yea! smile

  6. lender3212000 profile image72
    lender3212000posted 8 years ago

    Getting in a good workout several hours before bedtime always seems to do the trick for me.

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      pburgerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep - daily exercise is great for many ailments - including sleepless nights - burn baby burn - energy that is tongue

  7. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    A warm bubbly Lavender Bath or if this sounds too hot - a glass of Bailey's.

    Sweet Dreams.

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
      Jayne Lancerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lavender is one of the best natural remedies for insomnia; for me, the best.

  8. Origin profile image59
    Originposted 8 years ago

    @kimberlyslyrics, I don't drink anymore, but I have heard that booze does help the sleep process, one way or another haha.

    @Justine76, Same here, I have a fan right by my head.

    @Jayne Lancer, I'll try some warm milk and a movie I've seen about 10 times in the past month (aka Avatar!!)

    @blondepoet, hahahhaha.. nope no girlfriend, so I guess I'll just have to !%!@! and perhaps a bit of !)%!*)! and then some !)%*!) and finally fall asleep. big_smile

    @K Partin, that's always helpful I bet!

    @lender3212000, well my body is already tired from running a bunch of errands today, had to get a lot done. Hmmm..

    @Lady_E, ahhh a combination of a warm bath and booze, perhaps I should get something.. like... tasty!

  9. Richieb799 profile image79
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    I sleep better when I know I'm making Progress, then I can switch off lol

    1. Origin profile image59
      Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thats what I think is causing my massive insomnia, a lot of unfortunate things have happened the past year due to the bad economy which greatly effected me. Aside from that I'm currently working overnight, and now sleeping in the day... which is hard enough in a noisy home lol.

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        Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I used to have problems sleeping when I worked nights, it doesn't suit everyone.  Used to make me crazy after a few nights.  I used to be told off for laughing hysterically at obituries (not sensitive as I was working in a hospital at the time,) but at least I didn't cry at shift handovers.   Eventually, I found going for a swim before I went to bed worked.  Its relaxing and the rythm empties your mind and winds you down.  Other than that the sex thing seems to have a lot of fans.  Sweet dreams Origin. x

        1. Origin profile image59
          Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I know what you mean, I think I'm one of those that it doesn't suit quite well. But I think I'll have to muscle through it until something else comes along, which is hopefully soon! I would love to swim before bed, but I don't have a pool. Perhaps after I strike it rich or something I can get one! Yea, when I did have a gf the intimate relations before bed usually helped quite well, I usually zonked out like 10 minutes after. I'll probably just have a nap later, because if I sleep now it would almost reverse my schedule and I work tomorrow night... thankfully I don't work tonight.. that would suck!

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            Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Teehee.  I used to swim at the local public pool along with all the other insomniacs, its a wonder we didn't crash into each other in the car park.  I could afford one of those inflatable pools now but the chickens would probably get in with me.  It's 2.15 am here in Brittany so I have to go and get some shut eye cos the animals have their own internal alarm clock and will be yelling their heads off if I don't get up at the crack of sparrows.  Watch a funny film, always made me feel better, even if I didn't get to sleep. x

            1. Origin profile image59
              Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              We do have some pools around here, but they are usually infested with children (it's hard to relax). Ok, get some sleep!! big_smile

  10. itakins profile image82
    itakinsposted 8 years ago

    BkCreative has a great hub on lettuce tea for insomnia!

  11. figment profile image80
    figmentposted 8 years ago
  12. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    Years ago a friend of mine suggested when I go to bed to close my eyes and reopen them, slowly, then slowly close, and slowly open, slowly, close, slowly open...zzzzzz

    Not exactly a home remedy, but something that worked for me.

  13. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    I've used various things, none of which seem to help long term, so I'm always moving on to the next herbal. 

    I had some great, if temporary results with Scullcap.  Mine is Nature's Way, 425 mg.  You take 2 in the a.m. and 2 in the p.m.  It took a couple days to kick in, but I had really good results after that. 

    I've also used melatonin, and 5-HTP.  You could also try Valerian.  Lemon balm is another, but didn't work for me at all. 

    Here's a bunch: 

    http://www.holisticonline.com/remedies/ … _herbs.htm

    Sometimes I just don't do my part to gear my brain down.  You can read about that in my "Michael Jackson" hub.

 
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