Natural Remedies and Relaxation Tips For Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

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Natural Remedies and Relaxation Tips For Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting the appropriate amount of shut-eye is imperative to a healthy lifestyle. It helps your mood and your brain function, and it gives your body the chance to recuperate from the day and recharge for the next. Unfortunately, getting to sleep tends to become a more difficult task as we age, and the temptation to rely on sleep medications gets stronger in the process. To help you avoid sleep issues and not be dependent on quick-fix pills, we at Heavenly Walk-in Tubs have provided the following list of natural remedies and relaxation tips to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night.

Relaxing Teas

Chamomile

Drinking chamomile tea at bedtime is a natural sleep remedy that has been employed for centuries. This herb is a mild sedative that helps decrease anxiety, nerves, and insomnia.

Passion Flower

This tea is a delicious way to get to sleep quicker, as it also is a mild sedative, making it an excellent natural sleep remedy to stand by! Just brew a teaspoon of passion flower in boiling water for ten minutes before sipping away to dreamland.

Valerian Root

This tea has been used as an anti-anxiety treatment and sedative for over a millennium. It contains around 150 nerve-calming compounds that can be used to soothe you into a better night’s rest.

Foods for Sleep

Tart Cherries

These tasty fruits are one of the very few natural sources of melatonin, a chemical responsible for the management of the body’s sleep-wake cycle and internal clock. Enjoy an evening snack before bed, and you’ll be sawing logs not long afterward.

Cheese

Cheese is bursting with the amino acid, tryptophan, which is needed for the production of the relaxing hormone, serotonin.

Salmon

Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids (a.k.a. the good fat). Omega-3s have been proven to aid with sleep.

Bananas

Along with tryptophan, bananas contain potassium and magnesium, which are natural muscle relaxers.

Lifestyle Changes

Enjoy a Warm Bath

Hydrotherapy has many benefits, but the best one is that it can help relax your muscles, clear your mind, and get you ready to nod off. Additionally, using aromatherapy in conjunction with hydrotherapy will also help you fall asleep at night. Just a few drops of lavender oil or eucalyptus oil is all it takes!

Remove the Screens

Television and most other phone and tablet screens emit blue light, which has been studied for its sleep cycle-disrupting qualities including the suppression of melatonin production. Instead, try reading a book, eating some cherries, and listening to calming music before bed.

Make the Bedroom a Place for Only Sleeping

Your body responds to its environment. So, if you work, eat, or hang out and watch TV in your room, your body will consider the bedroom a place for doing other things. Making your room into a designated sleep sanctuary will teach your body that your bedroom is only a place for sleep.

We hope that you have found this list of natural sleep remedies and relaxation techniques helpful in your quest for a good night’s sleep. For more information on how Heavenly Walk-in Tubs portable walk-in tubs and our hydrotherapy features can help you manage your sleep cycle safely, please don’t hesitate to call us toll-free at 1-855-400-4913.