What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is when a person cannot sleep properly, which results in daytime fatigue and poor performance caused by insufficient sleep. Insomnia can be Transient, where it lasts for few days, Short-term where it lasts for two or three weeks or Chronic where insomnia last for more than a month or longer. People with sleep disorder may experience one of the following:

  • Inability to sleep despite being tired
  • Waking in the night
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Waking up too early
  • Not feeling refreshed after sleep

Common Causes of Insomnia

  • Physical – Pain, arthritis, headaches, itching, restless leg syndrome
  • Physiological – Disruptions in the sleeping environment, including light, noise, jet lag, reading heavy books etc.
  • Psychological – Anxieties, depression, dementia, work related worries, relationship problems or death of closer ones

Home Remedies for Insomnia

Tips 1:

Eat at least 3 cups of curds daily.
Tips 2:

Mix 2 tsp of honey to 1 glass of warm water. Drink just before sleeping. Give half the amount to babies it will help put them to sleep.
Tips 3:

Drink warm milk with honey.
Tips 4:

1 tsp juice of celery leaves with stalks and 1 tsp of honey.
Tips 5:

Have raw onion salad.
Tips 6:

2 tsp of fenugreek leaves juice with 1 tsp of honey at bed times daily.