Natural Ways to Get Rid of Insomnia

If you’ve ever suffered from sleepless nights, you know how frustrating it can be — and how difficult the next day is. The current climate is making it all the worse. While some people turn to prescription drugs or CBD to get rest, that can often leave you feeling groggy or mentally foggy the next day. As a result, many are turning to natural ways to get rid of insomnia for help.

What Causes Insomnia?

We have a video of natural ways to get rid of insomnia below, but first, we should figure out what causes it.

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects as many as 35% of adults. People with it have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep through the night, and sleeping as long as you would like.

Common causes of insomnia include:

  • Stress
  • Irregular sleep schedule
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Mental health issues like anxiety and depression
  • Physical illnesses and pain
  • Medications
  • Neurological problems
  • Other sleep disorders.

Many times, a combination of these things — such as stress and anxiety — lead to it, so it’s not always easy to figure out the exact cause. This video offers more details.

How Dangerous Is Insomnia?

Sleep is vital to humans. It rejuvenates the body, lets it heal, and gives the brain time to process everything its taken in. Insufficient sleep is associated with higher rates of:

  • Heart attack
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes

That’s not to say lack of sleep will cause these issues, but it can play a contributing factor with them.

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Insomnia

Sources

Parentology
CDC
Evidence-Based Use of Supplements