Home Remedies for INSOMNIA

Written by Vanessa Jones, B.A  | 

Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
What is Insomnia?
Common Causes of Insomnia
Home Remedy for Insomnia

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is when a person cannot sleep properly, which results in daytime fatigue and poor performance caused by insufficient sleep. Insomnia can be Transient, where it lasts for few days, Short-term where it lasts for two or three weeks or Chronic where insomnia lasts for more than a month or longer. People with sleep disorder may experience one of the following:
  • Inability to sleep despite being tired

  • Waking in the night

  • Insufficient sleep

  • Waking up too early

  • Not feeling refreshed after sleep

Common Causes of Insomnia

  • Physical - Pain, arthritis, headaches, itching, restless leg syndrome

  • Physiological - Disruptions in the sleeping environment, including light, noise, jet lag, reading heavy books etc.

  • Psychological - Anxieties, depression, dementia, work related worries, relationship problems or death of closer ones

Home Remedies for Insomnia

Tip 1:

Eat at least 3 cups of curds daily.

Tip 2:

Mix 2 tsp of honey to 1 glass of warm water. Drink just before sleeping. Give half the amount to babies; it will help put them to sleep.

Tip 3:

Drink warm milk with honey.

Tip 4:

1 tsp juice of celery leaves with stalks and 1 tsp of honey.

Tip 5:

Have raw onion salad.

Tip 6:

2 tsp of fenugreek leaf juice with 1 tsp of honey at bedtime daily

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piajanu, India

Hi, my husband has insomnia problem. Every day, he gets active after 10pm, even after having a tiresome day. This is everyday's case and i cannot help but get worried, he keeps playin or browsing in his mobile till 3-4am and sleeps till 10-11. This is affecting his performance also, but im not sure if he's gettin the point. From past 3-4months he gets angry very much. I tolerate it many times, but some times i lose control of myself and we fight.. I donno how to bring him to be a normal person.

healthprofession, India

Thanks for sharing the wonderful home remedy for insomnia.

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