Why use home remedies for insomnia?
Many people experience short-term insomnia. This common sleep disorder can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep until it’s time to wake up.
Although the amount of sleep needed varies from person to person, most adults need at least seven hours of sleep a night. If your sleeping patterns are affecting your quality of life, home remedies may be able to help.
Keep reading to learn how you can take charge of your sleeping patterns through meditation, exercise, and other home remedies.
Remedy #1: Mindfulness meditation
Mindfulness meditation consists of slow, steady breathing while sitting quietly. You observe your breath, body, thoughts, feelings, and sensations as they rise and pass.
Mindfulness meditation has numerous health benefits that go hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle promoting good sleep. It’s said to reduce stress, improve concentration, and boost immunity.
Researchers in a 2011 studyTrusted Source found that meditation significantly improved insomnia and overall sleep patterns. Participants attended a weekly meditation class, a daylong retreat, and practiced at home over the course of a few months.
You can meditate as often as you like. If you don’t have time for a longer session, aim to do 15 minutes in the morning or evening. Consider joining a meditation group once a week to stay motivated. You may also choose to do an online guided meditation.
Meditation is safe to practice, but it has the potential to bring up strong emotions. If you feel it is causing you further angst or turmoil, discontinue the practice.
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