Nothing feels as lonely as being wide awake in the middle of the night, while others are recharging their batteries. If this happens to you, the truth is you are not alone. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, more than 50% of Australian adults are suffering from at least one chronic sleep symptom that is affecting the quality of their life.
If you’re struggling to fall or stay asleep, you could benefit from trying a few natural sleep remedies that have helped others in the past.
Here’s how to fight insomnia the natural way!
People who have trouble sleeping are often advised to try different sleep hygiene remedies. Before you scoff at the notion of never using your phone while in bed (what a concept!), you should know that these are proven methods that work if you stick to them.
Here are the golden rules of sleep hygiene that can help you reclaim a much-needed night’s rest.
One of the most common objections to meditation is this: “I can’t calm down my mind, how am I supposed to meditate?”.
The whole point of meditation is to gently focus it on an object of meditation (usually the breath). This is what simmers it down after a while. So having racing thoughts is not a problem - many of us are pestered by them most of the time anyway.
Next time you struggle with insomnia, why not use that time to meditate a bit instead of wallowing in frustration?
Here’s the easiest meditation to start with:
That’s it! Ease into the practise by starting small (5-10 minutes) and increasing time as you get used to the experience.
Do you believe in the healing power of plants? We sure do. And the good news is that there are many plants out there that can help you overcome your sleeping problems.
Take Jilungin, for example. We learned about it years ago from the Nyul Nyul community, which has been using it for ages to aid with sleep or overall wellbeing.
There are many calming teas out there, but none like our Native Relaxation or Native Dreamtime teas, both designed with this soothing Native Australian plant. They’ve received hundreds of 5-star reviews from satisfied (and well-rested!) customers that have reported a calming of the mind before bed.
We wholeheartedly recommend you try them for a minimum of two weeks to start noticing a difference.
Brew a cup of Roogenic sleep tea 1-2 hours before bed and allow yourself to unwind. As with all natural remedies, the benefits aren’t instant, so be patient. Remember that plants offer a long-term, healthy solution.
Insomnia is as unpleasant as it is hard to treat. Don’t give up though! With a bit of patience and the right natural remedies, you can turn it into a thing of the past and finally get some shut-eye!