How to Treat Insomnia Naturally

For those of you who suffer from sleep disturbance (like I often do) I thought you’d like to know of some natural healing minerals and the article telling how to treat insomnia naturally. I have often used melatonin to help me get to sleep, but didn’t realize that my problem might have been helped by using some other common mineral supplements I have in the cupboard.

How to Treat Insomnia Naturally

how to treat insomnia naturally

Learn how to treat insomnia naturally with something you probably have in your cupboard

Research indicates that taking the supplements magnesium and calcium can do more than just support strong bones. According to James F. Balch, M.D., author of “Prescription for Nutritional Healing,” “A lack of the nutrients calcium and magnesium will cause you to wake up after a few hours and not be able to return to sleep.” Lack of these nutrients also may prevent fast onset of sleep. Calcium and magnesium have both been referred to as natural sedatives. Calcium works best when it’s balanced in a 2-to-1 ratio with magnesium. That means for every 200 mg of calcium taken, 100 mg of magnesium should be taken as well.But not all forms of magnesium work best. It has been found that magnesium chloride has the highest absorption rate of many different kinds. Calcium lactate gluconate is also popular for its quick dissolution in water.

In a study called, “The Role of Magnesium in Sleep,” magnesium was determined to be a possible method of combating insomnia. Researchers found that sleep was induced rapidly and was uninterrupted. Test subjects didn’t report any residual tiredness the next day, as is common with other sleeping pills. Also, the calming effects of the calcium caused anxiety and tension to be diminished during the day.

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“Calcium helps the brain use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture the sleep-inducing substance melatonin,” says William Sears, M.D. “This explains why dairy products, which contain both tryptophan and calcium, are one of the top sleep-inducing foods.”

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Do you have tricks of your own on how to treat insomnia naturally? If so, I’d love to hear from you.

My problem isn’t that I can’t get to sleep, but that if I get to sleep and one of my kids wakes me up, I find it hard to fall asleep again. The melatonin works for me often, but not always and it varies in effectiveness for different people. That’s why I was excited to find this article , because I’m glad to know there’s more involved than popping the pill and nodding off.

Now to find something good to help with those miserable bouts of restless legs AHHHH!

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