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5 Natural Sleep Aids That Work

Updated on November 19, 2013

Natural Sleep Aids that Work

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Natural sleep aids that work can be your best friend if you're having sleeping problems and aren’t getting enough rest. Not sleeping enough is detrimental to you both mentally and physically and mild side effects can leave you feeling grumpy and in a mental fog. 

More severe side effects when you’ve gone without quality sleep for quite some time include increasing your risk for heart disease, weight gain, depression and possibly even cancer. As you can see, getting enough sleep is crucial to your mental and physical well being. 

You know you need to sleep, but what happens when you simply can't? Nothing seems to work? This is the case for many Americans. Days filled with stress, rushing around and large doses of caffeine make it next to impossible to relax and sleep when we finally get the chance. If this sounds like you, try one of these 5 natural sleep aids that work.

Natural Sleep Aids That Work - Sleep Apnea CPAP Masks

Sleep Apnea CPAP Masks – Doctors prescribe CPAP masks for those suffering from sleep apnea, a condition that causes you to stop breathing while you sleep. The CPAP mask forces air into your airways and not only helps you get a good night's sleep but possibly saves your life. This mask is one of the most effective sleep apnea aids and prevents you from snoring and not breathing.

I personally know several people who use CPAP masks, and wouldn't give them up for the world. They say once they tried them, they got the best night's sleep of their life and will never try to sleep without their CPAP again.

Using CPAP to Help You Sleep

Natural Sleep Aids That Work - Mattresses & Medication

A mattress is a natural sleep aid? Yes, it is. One of the most important components to getting a good night's sleep is so obvious, most people overlook it. If you've overlooked this natural sleep aid, take time to look at your mattress and try to remember when it was last replaced.

Next, watch the following video by a chiropractor who gives unbiased opinions about choosing the right mattress.

Sleep Medication – Sleeping pills get a bad rap and bring to mind addictive sleep aids. This isn't the case today. You can find over-the-counter natural sleeping aids that help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the entire night. Just check the pharmacy area of your local Walgreens, CVS or RiteAid. If these don’t work for you, consider talking to your doctor about a sleeping aid prescription such as Ambien. Although stronger, Ambien isn’t an addictive sleep aid.

How to Choose the Right Mattress

Hypnosis Sleep Aid CD & Book

Natural Sleep Aids that Work - Hypnosis DVDs & Herbs

Sleeping Hypnosis DVDs – Hypnosis has proven effective for all types of conditions and sleeping problems is no exception. You can buy Hypnosis DVDs that you listen to at bedtime that help you relax and sleep deeply throughout the night. These DVDs do not make you lose control - they simply help you relax. I personally used a hypnosis DVD and drifted off for some of the best sleep ever.

I have used a sleeping hypnosis CD and it worked great. It was a wonderful and relaxing way to unwind and drift off to a full-night's sleep without any problem.

Sleeping Herbal Solutions – There are many natural herbs that can help you get a good night's sleep. Herbs used to help you sleep are Hops flowers, Lobelia herb, Lemon balm, Passion flower, Catnip, and Chamomile flowers. Before you take herbs for sleeping problems, it's best if you do a little research. Check out a good herbal remedy book from the library or buy a resource for your home.

Try a Natural Sleep Aid and Sleep Like There's No Tomorrow!

Do What It Takes to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Don’t take your sleep for granted. Studies show that driving while sleep deprived is the same as driving while drinking. Not getting enough sleep will leave you in a fog, keep you from doing your job effectively, deprive you from energy to spend with your family, and cause serious physical problems. Check out each of these natural sleep aids that work and see which one is best for you.

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    • BlissfulWriter profile image


      7 years ago

      I do mindfulness meditation or the simple breath counting exercise here

      It is like counting sheep. It relaxes the mind and body.


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