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7 Natural Remedies & Tips for a Better Sleep

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Sleep is essential for proper body and brain function. A good night’s sleep can boost your energy, cognitive abilities, and overall make your day better.

Millions of Americans suffer from sleeping problems. So if it’s late and you are browsing the internet desperate for solutions and you landed on this post, you are not alone.

In the recent years we have come to learn how addicting and dangerous pharmaceutical sleeping pills can be so many have turned to alternative natural supplements to get a good night’s sleep.

Here is a list of natural remedies to try tonight!

1. Melatonin:
Melatonin is a hormone that regulates your body’s sleep-wake cycle. Melatonin tells your body, “Hey, relax. It is time to settle down for bed.” This is a popular supplement for people suffering from insomnia.
Melatonin is an over the counter supplement and is fairly affordable. It is recommended to start with a low dose and gradually increasing. Use the dose that helps you fall asleep faster. Always make sure to read the label for dosing and instructions.

2. Magnesium:
Magnesium is a mineral that is essential for human health. Magnesium helps your brain and body relax and calm down. It quiets the nervous system and this helps motivate your body for sleep. It also works to help you fall into a deeper sleep.
If one if deficient in magnesium this could result in sleeping problems.

3. Avoid naps during the day:
We all love a good nap! After all, nothing feels better than napping during the day to your favorite TV show. However, this can make it extremely hard to fall asleep in the nighttime. It seems like a good idea because chances are that if you are up all night due to insomnia, of course you will be tired during the day. Get off the couch and go for a short walk or take a shower. Wake yourself up!

4. GABA:
GABA has been reported to help with mood, anxiety, sleep and PMS. GABA is naturally produced in the brain, however a lot of us do not produce enough naturally do be effective. It lowers the activity of neurons in the brain and central nervous system and sends your body into a more relaxed state.

5. Valerian:

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