How to beat insomnia is a huge challenge. The first site I research for information is Earth Clinic
. I can always count on this site for valuable information from people who have experienced this problem and have found a solution.
We all know that the battle to obtain a full night's sleep can be plagued with the day's anxieties falling on your shoulders. Chronic worry with a never-ending list of "to do's" can make your night miserable. Frequent bathroom breaks don't help either.
If your insomnia continues for a length of time, you could be facing the following issues:
- Increased blood pressure
- Inability to think clearly
- Overuse of stimulants: coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol
- Lack of energy
- Mood changes
- Loss of quality of life
Some Alternatives Available to You through Earth Clinic
Some individuals on Earth Clinic report limited success using 5-HTP which is a natural amino acid supplement containing 5-hydroxytryptophan. Others have tried Valerian root, Passion Flower, melatonin and EFT or emotional freedom techniques. Judy from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, has had great success sprinkling Rutavala Essential Oil on her back, temples, wrists and bottom of her feet thirty minutes before bedtime. She also tried a sea salt bath with lavender oil.
Additionally, suggested alternatives are:
- Castor Oil
- Valerian Root
- Coconut Oil
- ACV baking soda and cayenne
- Warm milk with cinnamon
- Apple cider vinegar
All with limited success.
The Best Way to Beat Insomnia
Chronic sleeplessness may be a symptom of fibromyalgia which keeps you from being able to rest at night. My business partner knows all too well about this condition. I've written about this condition
in another blog post. The over the counter medicines didn't work for her. They left her groggy the next day and deprived her of her normal dream state. She would lie awake at night and announce the next day she was happy to get 4 hours of sleep. That's called sleep deprived.
Recently, she began taking a grain size of Blue Hemp Oil
at night, holding it in her mouth for a few seconds, swishing it around and then swallowing.
A scientific study in 1981 showed that after ingestion of the cannabidiol (CBD) oil, patients rested for longer periods of time. It worked for her! She is now able to sleep seven to eight hours a night. No more sleep deprivation.
Why Does CBD Oil Work?
The endocannnabinoid system in the body plays a part in the sleep regulation cycle. If this system is dysfunctional, the system may be the cause of insomnia. By ingesting the CBD oil, it resets the system to become in sync with the body and allows it to reset the sleep cycle pattern.
Nature's sleeping pill at its best.