Natural Remedies for Insomnia for Adults, Children and Pregnancy.

Natural Remedies for Insomnia

The natural remedies for insomnia are varied and different things work for different people but you must first understand this; Insomnia is a symptom and not a disease.

Any remedy that you choose for yourself must be based on this fact, treating insomnia as a symptom.

Before I continue to review the natural remedies for insomnia, I must state that over the years I have received hundreds of questions from people suffering from insomnia and I have recommended a variety of remedies. One issue has always stood out in all the questions is, “Is there a natural cure to insomnia that really works?”

Just last year and stumbled on SLEEP TRACKS SLEEP OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM. To date 12 of my readers have tried per my recommendation and so far have no need for sleep drugs or supplements of any sort.

Only one person gave up on the program but later went back to it and she too is free of insomnia today. Since this page is about Natural Remedies for Insomnia and not the Natural Remedy for Insomnia I will have to talk about other remedies, if you are interested in the program read my Sleep Tracks Review for more information.

Now Natural Remedies for Insomnia can be broadly categorized as follows,

Nutritional supplements.
These are not drugs per say but are supplements that can be ingested after meal. What these nutritional sleep supplements do is to boost elements such as tryptophan and Melatonin in the body in cases where they are low. Lack or insufficient supply of these elements in your body will cause sleep problems as they have a lot to do with how the brain tells the body it is time to sleep.

Melatonin Supplements.
Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland at the back of your brain from the amino acid called tryptophan and it is used to induce sleep. Sometimes for unknown reasons you might have a deficiency of melatonin and your sleep pattern is seriously affected. Melatonin Supplements can help boost your melatonin levels so as to restore sleep. Melatonin supplements have had a huge rate of success and have little or no side effects. I have written extensively on melatonin supplements, click the link to read more.

5-HTP also known as 5-Hydroxytryptophan is an amino acid, which is the main constituent of serotonin. And since serotonin is also a major component in inducing sleep, low amounts of it will cause insomnia and other sleep related problems. There are 5-HTP supplements available to help combat insomnia, but like most sleep aids they don’t work for everyone.

Herbal Remedies.

There are many herbal remedies for insomnia, but you have to be careful how you use them as some of them can have very strong side effects. You should also not use them with normal insomnia drugs, as this could trigger unforeseen results that could be devastating to your health. Herbal remedies for insomnia include Chamomile, Passion Flower, Hops, Valerian, Corydalis and Lavender. Read my Herbal Sleep Aids for Insomnia page for more information on sleep herbs.


The right exercise can help you gain sleep. Such exercises include, yoga, meditation, visualizations and autogenic training and they can can help decrease the build up of stress hormones that cause insomnia. These sleep exercises should be done in the afternoon or early evening, because they raise body temperatures and raise adrenaline levels, and this will only come down till after about 5-6 hours. That should be about the same time you are going to bed, thus promoting deep sleep.


It also not advisable to eat heavy meals late in the evening. There are protein rich foods that contain the amino acid tryptophan; these include milk, tuna, nuts, whole meal bread and potatoes. Remember that tryptophan is used in the creation of serotonin which helps you relax and sleep.

There certain foods and liquids to avoid if you want good sleep. Here is the list.

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate

Sleep Sound Audio Programs.

These are programs based on the brain waive entertainment technology. Brainwaive entertainment is designed to influence the electrical activity going on in your brain in the form of brainwaves. It's meant to "entrain" them. This is done by using rhythms. If you listen to a rhythmic sound for awhile — it could be anything, a drum beating at 5 beats per second for example — and concentrate on it, something will change inside of you. After a couple minutes your brain will start to sync itself to the rhythm, and generate more brainwaves that will vibrate at the same rate per second as the sound you hear. Your brain will mimic the wave of the repeating sound.

This has been the most effective method of combating insomnia as it non-addictive nor does it come with any side effects.

The best Sleep Audio Program that has been effective for a lot of my readers is the SLEEP TRACKS SLEEP OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM.

You can try it for just two weeks for the price of $4.95 and if it works for you  pay the full $73 price. I tell having seen its amazing results it is worth far more.

Read my Sleep Tracks Review for more information.

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