There’s nothing worse than a night spent tossing and turning, attempting to get comfortable, even though you don’t fall asleep. If you are constantly tired after not sleeping through the night, this can take a toll on your body. Sleep is one of the most important aspects of life because it helps the body heal and regenerate.
Since roughly 30% of American adults have insomnia and 10% Americans say that they have trouble sleeping, there are many sleeping medications that are readily available. The problem with these medications is that they can negatively affect your health and even cause you to become addicted.
The Side Effects of Sleeping Pills Include:
- Loss of Appetite
- Stomach Pain
- Dry Mouth or Throat
If that list isn’t enough to deter you from sleeping pills, you can also develop asthma or other respiratory conditions by regularly ingesting sleeping pills. There are many herbal remedies that can help you sleep, and we have one of the best ways.
You’ve heard of nutmeg, right? This common baking spice is good to have on hand. It is a natural sedative that can help improve the quality of sleep and control insomnia. Nutmeg is rich in myristicin, which is a compound that prevents the release of stress-causing enzymes. Stress plays a major role in sleep conditions, so nutmeg is a great natural remedy.
There are two ways that you can consume nutmeg to help you sleep. After measuring out ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg, mix it with raw, organic honey to make a paste. Swallow this with a few sips of water. Alternatively, you can mix the ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg in a cup of warm water and drink it. Do either of these an hour before going to bed. This will help the body naturally relax and should help you have a pleasant night’s sleep.
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