Natural Cures for Insomnia
Hey guys, Axe here from DrAxe . Oneof the most common things I'll hear from my patients, is they'll say, quot; Axe, I can'tsleep.quot; And if you're one of those people that have trouble falling asleep, or strugglewith insomnia, or you wake up during the night, that's very common. In this tutorial I'm goingto go through the exact steps you need to follow to get better quality of sleep andto help you fall asleep fast. Step number one in overcoming sleep deprivationis to change your diet, surprisingly. And, for a lot of people, their diets are keepingthem from falling asleep. Before you go to bed, you need to really drop your carbohydrateconsumption. If you're consuming too many
sugars and carbs, your body is burning those,it's getting warm. And so, lowering that sugar, and grain intake, and carbohydrate intakebefore bed is important. And get some good quality fats before you go to bed. Somethinglike an avocado is a great food to actually help you fall asleep at night, either avocadoor some organic yogurt. So again, avocado and organic yogurt, are the best foods tohelp you naturally fall asleep. The reason they work is those foods are high in magnesiumand potassium. Magnesium and potassium are two crucial nutrients you need to help relaxthe body and to help you fall asleep at night. So remember avocado and yogurt, the top twofoods you can consume just a little bit here
or there in the evening that will help youfall asleep at night. The second step you need to do to overcomeinsomnia is to reduce stress. And for most people, along with diet, this is the big thingthat's keeping you up at night, is your mind starts racing, you keep thinking and you can'tshut your brain off. And there are several reasons for that. One, is you watched TV upuntil the point that you went to bed. That visual stimulus you're watching constantly,especially the blue light, and that doesn't just include the TV screen, it also includesyour computer, your iPad, or your phone. And that light is blue light, which actually tellsyour pineal gland in your brain that it actually
needs to keep running, so it messes with yourcircadian rhythms and cortisol levels. It keeps you from falling asleep at night whenyou were looking at that bright blue light in the computer screens and TV screens. So,about 30 minutes at least, ideally, an hour, but at least 30 minutes before bed, you needto shut off all electronics, and you need to start reading something that helps yourelax. Or start journaling. So you can get out ajournal and start writing things down. You can look at your schedule for the next dayand write that down. But I really recommend reading a novel that you enjoy, reading adevotional, your Bible, or just something
that helps you relax and wind down at least30 minutes before bed. And that's going to help, and in general reducing stress. And if you have something that's really stressingyou out, that's keeping you from sleeping at night, I recommend you start writing downthose things that stress you out. Work on addressing those the best you can, and thenstart scheduling things into the week that you love to do. It is so important. If you'vehad a great day, and you've been happy all day, it actually creates certain hormonesin your body known as endorphins that actually help you fall asleep at night. So actually,having a good mood throughout the day can
help improve your sleep at night. So stepnumber two, shut down the computers and read a book before bed. As well as just add somejoy into your life. Reduce stress; it's very important for falling asleep at night. Step number three, is take quality supplements,especially a magnesium supplement. And taking a magnesium supplement, about 400 to 500mga night before bed, can help you naturally reduce stress, and really improve sleep. Andso I recommend a high quality magnesium chelate or magnesium citrate before bed. So takinga magnesium supplement can help you fall asleep. Also supplements like melatonin can help,or valerian root. But I don't recommend doing
The One SECRET You NEED to Know About Insomnia Cure Insomnia Fast By a Former Insomniac
The One SECRET You NEED to Know About Insomnia By a Former Insomniac A lot of people ask meâ€¦ what is the onesecret to insomniaé What can I do tonighté Where do I starté While there are a variety of causes, I'vefound, in my experience, that there is one secret that probably 95% of insomniacs canbenefit from, yet is almost never discussed. So here's my story. I used to be a crazy insomniac.
It was destroying my life. My relationship was on the rocks, I was letgo from jobs, my health was suffering, I had almost blown through all of our savings. I was just miserable and angry at myself. I spent thousands of dollars trying everysupplement, sleep program, medical test that I could get my hands on. I listened to meditation CDs, took melatonin,valerian, Diphenhydramine (such as zzzQuil), tried therapy, the list goes on.
But NOTHING worked. I STILL couldn't sleep. I would lie in bed, wide awake until 2, 3,4 am, with not just my mind racing, but energy pulsing through my body. If I fell asleep, I would wake up within 12hours just to repeat the process over. It was frightening. I felt as though I had no one to talk with,no one to turn to. No answers, just the people around me, whocared for me, but were fed up with me.
So, I went from researching conventional therapies,to eastern perspective and therapies, anything I could get my hands on. Just trying to find SOMETHING that worked. And then one day, something FINALLY resonatedwith me. I discovered a secret. I had an epiphany. I realized something that instantly turnedmy insomnia from my enemy into my solution. And that's keyâ€¦ from my problem into mysolution.
Think about that for a second. Insomniaâ€¦ my solution. Until then insomnia was something I was fightingwith daily, it was my enemy. But all of a sudden my perspective flipped. And that's the thing â€“ in life we getstuck in these patterns of thought, which perpetuate our experience. From an early age we are taught to focus onthe negative, so by our 20s or 30s it's so automatic that we forget that we actuallyhave a choice in the matter.
Often it takes just a simple change in perspectiveand everything shifts. So, this is the gift I want to share withyou today. What I discovered is that the core of my insomniawas trapped energy. You know like when you feel something emotionalin your chest, like heartache, rage, frustration, guiltâ€¦ it's a tightness, a ball of energy. So every time I would think of insomnia Icould feel it. It had become part of my identityâ€¦ fromthe moment I woke up, insomnia would be on my mind as something that â€œI am.â€�