Stress can cause insomnia and since we live in a modern world, millions of people have trouble with falling asleep. Sleep deprivation can cause a lot of health problems and it can be very frustrating. But, there is something you can do.
When we talk about insomnia, it is important to know that it can be a result of biological factors, but also psychiatric and physical condition, as well as result of unhealthy sleep patterns. There are even researchers that state that insomnia can be a result of severe factors, and it is caused by brain’s confusion between wake and sleep cycle.
Here are some of the most common factors that can cause insomnia:
- Neurological Conditions
- Chronic Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Nasal / Sinus Allergies
- Gastrointestinal Problems
- Endocrine Problems (Thyroid Disorders)
This condition can also be caused by some activities such as caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and eating spicy food before bedtime. Having to deal with chronic insomnia can affect the quality of life and increase the risk of depression.
Symptoms of Insomnia:
- Mood Swings
- Low motivation or energy
- Increased accidents
- Inability to focus or concentrate
- Increased fatigue during daylight
- Poor Memory
The sad fact is that people who have insomnia are usually prescribed to take sleeping pills, such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and other hypnotic drugs. Pills like Xanax, Ativan, and Valium can have a lot of side effects that can disturb normal living. These side effects can be:
- Daytime drowsiness
- Uncontrollable shaking of the body
- Attention or memory issues
- Difficulty keeping balance
- Burning or tingling in the legs, feet, or hands
- Changes in appetite
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth or throat
There is a better way to treat insomnia, and you will need just one ingredient.
How to Use Nutmeg to Treat Insomnia?
One of the best natural remedies against sleeping disorders is nutmeg. It is the excellent spice that has numerous health benefits and it can help with a lot of problems such as skin problems, blood circulation, poor immunity, bad digestion and toxins in the body. It also has mild sedative properties that can be very helpful when it comes to insomnia
You just need to grind the dried nutmeg and put 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg to a glass of warm water. Drink this remedy 4-5 hour before bedtime.
Remember to consume it moderately because when used a lot it can act as a toxin. If you start hallucinating, contact poison control immediately.
You can see the instruction to prepare a nutmeg tea in the following video.