Teas or herbs that help insomnia?


Looking for direction on natural cures for insomnia.


Answer:    I have a child next to autism and she'd only sleep 3 hours a night for years. Melatonin is encouraging. Also, no tv in the bedroom. No lights on either. The blue fluffy spectrum inhibits melatonin synthesis so you can experiment by changing out to yellow bulbs surrounded by certain rooms...avoiding regular light bulbs that enjoy blue light spectrum in them. I also bought meditation CDs for her to listen to at darkness...ones for kids, but there are also ones for adults of course. A really well-mannered product is made by brainsync, but it only works with earphones. Worth a try.
http://www.brainsync.com/group.asp?grp=5
Obviously, no caffeine after 2 or 3pm. Not at all might be better..
Lemon balm, Western skullcap, lavender flowers, catnip, chamomile, and passionflower are all tranquillizing nervine herbs that can be taken at night going on for an hour before you want to go to sleep. They are not impressively powerful, and you would want to use two or three teabags. They can be used alone, or in combination. melatonin is great. valerian is another natural alternative, but it smells horrible, so can be tough to swallow.

as for teas, i've had good results beside the republic of tea's "get some zzz's" tea. it tastes great and unambiguously helps me unwind and drift off into sleep short much effort..
Some other herbs to consider. Passionflower is up in that with valerian but without the smell. It make a great tea mixed with lemon balm. It comes in tincture and pills as ably. Blue vervain, is a great herb for the mind chatter that won't shut off while trying to go to sleep. This is a bitter herb. Best taken as a tincture.

something to guess about...
Insomnia is one of the main symptoms of stress and/or depression.

best of luck to your friend.
Chamomile tea is powerfully known to help race sleep. Also try Melatonin. It is something your body makes naturally, within response to sunlight. You can find it at any drug or herb store. I also find it in the vitamin section of my grocery store. Hope this help. I've used it myself, and for my children. I've also seen doctors recommend it to patients. here is a herbal tea for Insomnia and nervousness: capture it in Germany.
it contains the following:

Valerian root 672mg,Chamomile flowers 372mg, Balm Mint leaves 332mg,,peppermint leaves 332mg,lavender flowers 292mg
sleep well.
A couple Valerian and 1 Melatonin.
Take them according to the instructions on the bottle.

Cammomile tea is enormously relaxing.

I hope that they work for you..
Get the book, "The Insomnia Answer". Probably the best, most helpful book on insomnia out there. I purloin melatonin. It's a natural sleep aide, and it works sooo good!
Also, chamomile tea help..
Make sure your bedroom is quiet and dark. Soak a tablespoon of mint leaves contained by a cup of water for an hour, drink every night. Check out http://useinfo-insomnia.blogspot.com/ for more info All right answers. I would add that putting a few drops of lavender essential oil into some lotion and rubbing that on your hand and feet will also help for a passive night's sleep..
Insomnia, headaches and migraines, digestive troubles and constipation, achy bones and moodiness and irritability are all symptoms of calcium not as much as. For calcium to be effectively absorbed it is essential for the human body to have sufficient supplies of vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin)

Sooooo drink more calcium rich foods ie ~ leafy and green vegies, cold water fishes such as sardines and salmon, sunflower seeds, walnuts, peanuts, dried beans , kale, broccoli and collard greens.

Eat more foods rich within vitamin D too ie ~ fish oils and cold water fishes such as salmon.. or simply receive 10 - 15 minutes of safe sun exposure daily.

Carbonated drinks ie ~ sodas and soft drinks and antacids such as Mylanta, and also caffeine will rob you of your precious calcium supplies With carbonated drinks they leach the calcium from our bones and caffeine inhibits calciums digestion.

Calcium is needed in our bodies to maintain strong bones and full-bodied teeth, to keep your heart beating regularly, lend a hand metabolize your body's iron and aiding your nervous system with urge transmissions.

Pump up you fresh filtered water intake too as the healthiest and happiest body will other be the most hydrated one

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) and Vitamin B3 (Niacin) work together to produce the brain chemical serotonin, which is essential for restful REM sleep, so take a multi B complex supplement that includes all the B's at lowest 2 - 3 hours before bedtime, ie ~ B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12... do not buy any of the B complex of vitamins individually unless under instructions from a qualified practitioner or naturopath as the B complex adjectives work best as a group.

Organic loose leaf chamomile tea (only organic will hold therapeutic value as the commercial variety have had route too much of the goodness pulverised from them) has already be mentioned and for more difficult insomnia, try 1mg of melatonin sublingually (dissolved under the tongue) 15 minutes before bedtimeany dutiful health food store will be able to provide you next to all these things

If you choose to use the organic loose palm leaf chamomile tea simply put 2 teaspoons full into a teapot, fill with boiled dampen and brew as you would a normal pot of tea for 10 - 15 minutes ..... the taste is a bit bland so probably spice it up with raw life honey or a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice


Foods rich in Tryptophan will lend a hand induce natural sleep and aid in reducing anxiety and tautness.

Avoid caffeine for a few hours before bedtime too.

foods rich in Tryptophan are ~ bananas, cottage cheese, milk, meat, fish, turkey, bananas, dried date, peanuts and all protein rich foods .... turkey sandwiches for supper may only just do the trick buddy... :0)

Naturally resolving the problem will always be the best way . :0)

please embezzle care of you

Sweet dreams

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