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How To Cure Insomnia With Natural Herbal Remedies

Author: Dr Andrew Napier

Of course, insomnia needs to be treated, but drugs have a strong impact on our health, and in some cases, not only the quality of sleep, but also immunity decreases. And that is why it is worth turning to plant components, which you must read in advance at

Insomnia or sleeplessness is a common problem with many in this world of stress and tension. Life offers us with numerous causes to get tensed or feel depressed and that often takes a toll on our sleep. Almost all adults experience insomnia at some point of their life, but it may not be continuous or consistent. Chronic insomnia is a thing to worry about for sleepless nights affect and slacken the pace of day to day activities due to excessive fatigue, irritability and poor concentration. Also insomnia may be a hint towards some serious underlying disease. Insomnia is not judged by the hours one gets to sleep, for that varies from person to person. It is actually judged by the quality of sleep. Insomnia varies from poor quality of sleep, interrupted sleep to total loss of sleep. Inadequate sleep may be an initiation of insomnia. Insomnia may be of the following types.

1. Transient insomnia is one in which the symptoms last less than a week.

2. Short-term insomnia is one in which the symptoms persist for a duration which is between one to three weeks.

3. Chronic insomnia is one in which the symptoms continue beyond three weeks.

Insomnia is common among all age groups, but it usually increases with age. Women are more attacked by insomnia when compared to men. Insomnia is common among low income groups, alcoholics and mentally ill patients.

Causes of Insomnia

1. Aging
2. Stress
3. Depression
4. Presence of too much noise while sleeping.
5. Unpleasant room temperature
6. Changes in shift work
7. Sleeping during day
8. Excessive alcohol intake
9. Heavy smoking
10. Excessive intake of tea and coffee
11. Wheezing
12. Nasal congestion
13. Nocturnal asthma
14. Acid reflux disease
15. Hormonal turbulence during pregnancy or menopause.
16. High blood pressure
17. Disruptive bed partner who snores loudly or moves legs periodically.
18. Sexual dissatisfaction
19. Poor sleep hygiene
20. Respiratory disorders
21. Circulatory disorders
22. Psychiatric conditions
23. Jet lag
24. Withdrawal from alcohol, drugs or stimulant medicines.
25. Presence of acute medical illness
26. Any kind of mania or phobia.

Symptoms of Insomnia

1. Waking up several times during night
2. Poor concentration in day time
3. Impaired memory
4. Irritability
5. Uncoordinated movements
6. Impaired social interaction.

Herbal Remedies for Insomnia

1. California poppy is known for promoting sleep.
2. Chamomile may be used as tea. It has sedative properties.
3. Hops may be taken as tea. It helps in sleeping and cures indigestion
4. Kava relaxes the nerves and muscles and helps in sleeping.
5. Lemon balm is an effective sleep promoting herb.
6. Passion flower has sedative properties. It relaxes muscles and nerves.
7. Rooibos may be taken as tea. It promotes sleep and eases any kind of pain or inflammation.
8. Oat straw soothes the nervous system.
9. St John's wort lengthens the deep sleep cycle.
10. Skullcap is a sleep promoting herb.
11. The herb valerian also helps to have a sound sleep.

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10 Responses to Natural Cure Insomnia

  1. LifeByTheDrops says:

    What is the most efficient and natural way to cure Insomnia?
    Well, my friend recently told me he has problems sleeping. He’d go 3-4 days without sleep. I’m really worried about him. Yesterday his doctor recommended he double do doses. He thinks his sleeping patterns have been biologically screwed up due to his drinking habit a few months back. He’d drink a lot till 4am and only get 2 hours of sleep. What are the dangers? And what is the best way to cure this? Thanks!

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    • Tomb Raider says:

      Deprivation of sleep has a lot of side effects.Drinking doesn’t help because when you drink you don’t fall into a deep sleep.I suggest that you go to and type in the search bar deprivation of sleep.It will show you a lot of info on this.Hope this helps you out.

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  2. Dauda Easy says:

    What is the natural cure for insomnia (lack of sufficient sleep)?
    What are the causes of insomnia and how can it corrected without the use of synthetic drugs?

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    • Tracker says:

      Try a combination of valerian root and melatonin. Valerian smells, but works well, and if you take it and the melatonin together, you should be aboe to get some decent sleep.

      If you’ve been having problems sleeping for awhile now, you might want to consider getting a sleep study done.

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  3. ranger25_25 says:

    How to cure insomnia with natural remedies?
    Im having trouble falling a sleep. Does anyone have any suggestions with out sleeping pills?

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    • Medicine Woman says:

      There is a pill called melatonin that is not a sleeping pill. It is made naturally by the body and sometimes when your body doesn’t produce enough melatonin you can supplement it with a pill (melatonin) that you can buy in most pharmacies and herbal stores. It works very well.

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  4. Vapor Trails says:

    What are some natural ways to cure insomnia?
    Lately I’ve had lots of trouble sleeping. Everytime I lay day my mind starts wandering and makes it impossible for me to rest. I don’t wanna take sleeping pills because they make me feel very tired the next day.

    Any Suggestions?
    And I work 2nd shift so I don’t get off work till 11:00 pm.
    That should say lay down :)

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    • Think Global - Act Local says:

      5-htp is a great supplement for sleep. I found a really good one at this website. Other ones I tried did not work as well. Other supplements that help are GABA and Melatonin but the last one, you have to use just every once in a while or it stops working. Also, make sure your room is REALLY dark. You can’t make your own melatonin unless it is really dark, no little lights glowing, no street lights shining in the windows! Good Luck!

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  5. gangstress702 says:

    What is the best natural cure for insomnia?
    It is for my 17 year old who is on several medications.
    thank you joette i will check that out tomorrow. i should also note that my child is extremely tired but just can’t sleep. the medication the doctors put her on made her gain an excessive amount of weight. i worry about her heart. thank you

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    • PharmBoy says:

      Of all the various conditions, insomnia has some of the most clinical evidence with treatment of natural/herbal products. Of these proposed products melatonin is the only one that showed slight benifit, but only in a specific type called delayed sleep phase disorder. This type is when sleep and wake times are habitually early compared to conventional time. However; the ingredients, dose, and purity are not regulated by the FDA because it’s marketed as a food supplement. Listed doses may be higher than that used for the treatment of insomnia (0.2 to 0.3 mg per night). Zookmook is right when he says that natural products can be dangerous as well so I looked up possible interactions with melatonin from Lexi-Comp (pharmaceutical and nutrional reference database).

      Drug/Nutrient Interactions: Drugs that deplete vitamin B6 may inhibit the body’s ability to synthesize melatonin from the tryptophan-serotonin-melatonin pathway. These include oral contraceptives, estrogen, hydralazine, loop diuretics, penicillamine, and theophylline. In addition, beta-blockers and benzodiazepines may deplete melatonin by enzyme inhibition. Isoniazid alters B6 metabolism, limiting formation of melatonin. Theoretically, effects may be additive with medications which cause CNS sedation, including alcohol. Melatonin may reduce glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and may interact with antidiabetic agents or insulin.

      In vitro data suggests this product may inhibit the CYP1A2 isoenzyme. Theoretically, it may affect the disposition of the following medications: Theophylline, caffeine, clozapine, haloperidol, tacrine, fluvoxamine, and other medications influenced by this enzyme system. Other in vitro data suggests melatonin may also affect the disposition of the CYP2C9 isoenzyme. Therefore, it may affect the disposition of the following medications: NSAIDs, phenytoin, warfarin, zafirlukast, fluvoxamine, and others affected by this isoenzyme. Melatonin may interact with calcium channel blockers. Concomitant use of melatonin and nifedipine may cause increases in blood pressure.

      The others mentioned (Valerian, Kava Kava) have been shown to have no benefit vs. placebo. Also, the FDA has released a warning of liver toxicity and possibility to directly damage liver function with use a kava kava. I found this information in an article published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. I just so happen to have an exam that covers insomnia treatment in two days, so I just reviewed this article.

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