Rubbing a drop of lavender essential oil under your nose, a drop on your both pulse, and a scent of lavender on your cushion will help. Essential oil burner/diffuser with a few drops of lavender on the water will also help and at least half and hour using it or until the tea light candle is gone. You don´t have to do it all at once. Just try first which one is good for you. Happy sleep!
omg neither am i. thelma says use essential oil - actually i've been using lavender in a misting bottle with distilled water. it helps me relax.
I don't know what factors play into your inability to sleep, but I know chamomile tea is a good sleep aid, because it helps relax the nerves.
I just wrote a hub about it because I didn't sleep well either. Hope it helps you.
try using lavender scented candles before you go to sleep... or putting lavender oil and put it under your pillow so you can inhale it all night long.
Really?is that so?????/lavender scented candles is useful?
There's some very interesting research in the peer-reviewed clinical journals. Here's how aromatherapy works: the molecules in the air enter your nose (and through your skin as well), where they interact with the molecules your body is composed of. Those interactions have predictable results; that's just a matter of chemistry.
If you have had an interaction with similar molecules before, your brain already knows what the reaction will be and either accelerates it or fights it (see the work done on saccharin and insulin response).
My father was an industrial food safety chemist. I had my own chemistry set by age three (when I could read the labels on the bottles). So I have a pretty good grasp of how biochemistry works, in general (my own scientific education was in brain function, primarily).
As for lavender in particular, there are plenty of scientific studies showing its calming effects, not only on people, but on other species as well. A little time spent on the pubmed site is very enlightening!
You should avoid eating anything substantial for at least 3 hours before going to bed. Digestion is the last thing your body wants to do while you try to sleep.
Oh yes...and stop worrying about stuff. There's nothing you can do about it while you're asleep anyway. Relax already.
...smoke a 'fatty'...at least i think that's what kmackey does
If it is because the wheels are turning in your head and you can't seem to shut them down, L-theanine is good. It is for anxiety. It won't make you sleepy, but it will stop the squirrel on the wheel so you can calm down and go to sleep.
If it is not that and you are having issues sleeping, you might need to talk to your doctor about a sleep study. I have had several because I have narcolepsy.
Good luck! I know how you feel.
There's a supplement called Melatonin that your brain produces when it's time to sleep that is available in most stores. It's non habit forming.
Something that was suggested to me was to re-train yourself. If you lay in bed for longer than 15 minutes get up and do something boring like reorganizing the pantry until tired again. Along with this don't lay down anywhere, don't nap, make your sleeping area as clean and dark as possible. If you keep all of this up for two weeks you should retrain yourself to fall asleep, and, if you're like me, have a nice clean house from staying up for two weeks cleaning it, haha.
I have had insomnia for 10 years now. I have tried everything, from lavender, hot milk etc etc. Nothing has worked, not even prescription sleeping tablets. I was however prescribed an antidepressant last year called Seroquel. Since then, by sleep has been much much better. I still have the odd bad night every now and again, but nothing like before. I know many do not agree with antidepressants, all I can say is that it has worked for me, after years of failure.
Everyone seems to have some good recommendations, but I will suggest doing some simple, very low impact exercises. In doing so you'll get a twofer. The exercises will not only help in your physical fitness, but it should be relaxing and will help you to sleep better..
Ok so from experience...just keep going and do the things you like to do or do some things you like doing, no matter what happens...
You may find out things that you should not tell anyone, do not tell anyone, do not write it down, just keep it to yourself.
One day you will find out.
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