Natural Cures for Insomnia that Actually Work

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Do you have a hard time falling asleep nearly every night? Thankfully,  Bustle has compiled this list of natural cures to help you fight  insomnia. Here they are:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy. Behavior  therapy helps you to create a system for yourself in which you are able  to train your body to sleep when you want it to. 
  • Magnesium. Adding  magnesium to your routine can help to slow down your thoughts, relax  your muscles,  and get you to a place where you can doze off more  easily.
  • Lavender oil. If you place a few drops on your  pillow before bed every night, you'll start to train your mind to wind  down after being exposed to the smell.
  • Valerian tea. Just one cup of the dried root of the plant Valeriana officinalis before bed will make you feel incredibly drowsy.
  • 5-HTP. A  natural compound, 5-Hydroxytryptophan helps your body to produce more  serotonin--which plays a big part in regulating your body's sleep  cycles.
  • GABA. GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid, is a inhibitory neurotransmitter that reduces feelings of stress and fear.
  • Passion flower tea. Passion  flower is a mega aid for sleep disorders, anxiety disorders and  nervousness, stress, and even depression, due to its incredible calming  effects. 
  • Hypnosis. Just queue up a sleep guide on YouTube and follow the prompts.
  • Binary beats. Binaural  beats work by sending a different level of sound frequency to each ear  through headphones. The different sounds can help to create a brain  frequency that is more optimal for finding sleep.
  • Guided meditation. All you do is listen to a calming narrator talk you into a deep relaxation.
  • Sleepy lotion. It's merely the combination of aromatherapy, massage and a bedtime routine. 

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