Natural Insomnia Cures That Work

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natural-insomnia-cures-that-workHey everyone, Clark here from Self Help Books. Insomnia was something that I seriously struggled with for a couple of years, and if you’re reading this chances are you are suffering from insomnia on some level yourself. Here I would like to discuss some natural insomnia cures that work, and also my personal journey to be cured of insomnia. These days I could finally look forward to bedtime.

Prolonged Insomnia is Terrible. It Really is.

 

You are utterly exhausted but unable to sleep. You become frustrated (maybe even lose your temper), which made it even harder to fall asleep. Everyone may have trouble sleeping now and then, but what about most nights for weeks on end?

It may be caused by a major negative occurrence in your life. A stressful family conflict. Feeling guilty about something. A bad break-up. Whatever the reason, you can’t sleep, or at least not long enough to keep your body and mind functioning close to 100%.

The worst thing could be that people do not understand what it is like to feel tired and wish to sleep – but can’t. And then there are the effects of sleep deprivation during the day. It has detrimental effects on your mood and ability to focus. It slows down your ability to process information, solve problems, and kills your creativity. It increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity. It wreaks havoc on your immune system and for men, not sleeping enough reduces testosterone levels and sperm count. And I have mentioned this before in some of my previous posts – people who are drunk can outperform those lacking sleep!!! 

Being sleep-deprived also takes a heavy toll socially. You may feel worn out and too tired to do things like go out to dinner with friends, because you just can’t deal with socializing and putting out the extra effort. Also, you may argue or get irritated about very trivial issues.

My Personal Journey to be Free of Insomnia

 

I started experiencing insomnia about four years ago. It was on-and-off for three years. I tried everything really – establishing a consistent bedtime routine, reducing my intake of caffeine, avoiding short-wavelength blue light from laptops, tablets, mobile phones and televisions at night, and essential oils. I tried recommended foods and herbs, like warm milk and SOD Tea. I even tried Xanax and prescribed medication. None of them gave me permanent or long-lasting results.  

What finally cured me was meditation. About a year ago I stumbled upon an “audio meditation program” that claims to give you an hour’s advanced meditation benefits just by listening to an audio (in MP3 format) for 12 minutes. To be honest, I did not get started on meditation to cure my insomnia, but it did. And after a couple of months of using the audios, I suddenly realized that I no longer have trouble falling asleep, no matter how stressful my day was. If you’re interested, you can read my review of the Zen12 meditation audios.

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Later on I discovered one other tool I wished I had known about when I was suffering from insomnia, for I believe that it would have been a GREAT complement to meditation. It is an audio recording that uses special sounds to influence your brainwave patterns. By exposing your brain to an audio recording containing a specific encrypted frequency, your brain will copy that frequency and bring about that state of mind. So for instance, expose your brain to a frequency of 3 Hz, and over time, you will be lulled into a deep and peaceful sleep. You can learn more about it right here.

 

Well, that is all from me today. If you find this useful please share it with others, and if you have any questions or comments on this topic just let me know in the comment box below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks for reading!


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16 Responses to Natural Insomnia Cures That Work

  1. Valina says:

    Very interesting. I suffered from a bout of insomnia for 6 months due to post traumatic stress – it was torture!!! I tried many different things, then a friend told me about mixing a teaspoon of coconut oil, a pinch of salt and half a teaspoon of honey – believe it or not it worked!!! Within two nights I had got back to sleeping normally again.

    All the best
    Vee

    • Clark says:

      Glad it worked for you :). My insomnia was pretty bad at the time and I’m not sure if this would have worked for me.

  2. Helen says:

    Great post, I really like all music for brainwaves – they have very beneficial effects. Glad you found something that works. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kenny Lee says:

    Hi Clark,

    Audio meditation does work. I can testify to that. In fact, I use it before starting mindfulness meditation. And the benefits go beyond giving you a better sleep.

    Cheers,
    Kenny

  4. Chris Adams says:

    Wow! That’s great!!…Your site really looks very splendid and very informative. Thumbs up for you!

  5. Alanna says:

    Hi! Really enjoyed your article on insomnia! I’ve been suffering from insomnia for a few years now. I just can’t seem to turn the brain off! I’m heading over to check out the free audios. Thanks!

  6. Hindy Pearson says:

    Hi Clark, I thoroughly enjoyed your article. Thankfully I have never suffered from insomnia, so I’m not able to relate to the effects, but it sounds like it must be incredibly frustrating, wanting to sleep but can’t, and locked in a vicious cycle. I believe that talking from personal experience has a greater impact on the reader, and is more apt to be more beneficial. I particularly like reading about how meditation helped so much. I don’t meditate nearly as often as I would like to, but I know how incredible I feel the rest of the day. I’m very glad to hear you’re past it and able to enjoy your life again.

    • Clark says:

      Thanks Hindy. It was a challenging time for me.

      Do meditate regularly. I’ve found that it provides some really incredible benefits.

  7. PJ says:

    Dear Clark,

    I’m glad to hear you cured your insomnia. As you wrote, it’s a terrible condition that can impact one’s life in negative ways. I have never really suffered from insomnia but I have had trouble falling asleep at times, and it’s usually due to anxiety or excitement about something – so my mind is very active.

    My experience is that when we quiet the mind, then we can get some sleep. And apparently that’s what you also discovered through the audio recordings.

  8. Emily says:

    hi Clark!
    I am with you that whenever possible I will use a natural cure for difficulties sleeping including insomnia. A little bit over a year ago, I was going through a very stressful time in my life. I was barely getting about 2 hours of sleep a night and was constantly hyper vigilant. After a week, I was barely functional. There is only so much someone can do with no sleep. I went to my doctor who prescribed me sleeping medication. Which works extremely well. But I am not a fan of taking them. I take them when absolutely necessary. But otherwise, I do what you do. I focus on my breathing, I follow the Native American way of life and use herbs and smudging. I meditate. And 99% of the time it works. And reducing the level of stress in my personal life also did wonders!

    • Clark says:

      Hi Emily,

      Glad to hear that the worst is behind you. Keep meditating – it has been proven to not only aid sleep, but also has other incredible benefits.

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