Elefteria Mantzorou - Massage therapy and herbal medicine instructor
Sleep plays an important role, both in everyday life and to our health. Unfortunately, many suffer from sleep disorders (difficulty sleeping advent, alarms, etc.). It is known that sleep deficiency is associated with health problems such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, as well as insufficient performance in all areas of life. Let's see what we can do in the context of alternative therapies to improve sleep.
Aromatherapy can help. I'll give you a few recipes with essential oils.
Oil for gentle kneading and rubbing:
Τo 50 ml of olive oil add:
Also very helpful is a hot bath before bedtime. Throw in the bath 3 drops Mandarin and 2 drops Clary Sage.
The bedroom should only be used for two things: sex and sleep. Nothing else. Here are some additional tips for creating the right atmosphere.
Herbs and supplements
Try hot infusions of chamomile, linden, and passion fruit. Add plenty of honey. These should be drunk before bedtime.
You can try melatonin. 1-3 mg a day one hour before bedtime is considered a safe dose (not during pregnancy). However, it is not effective for everyone.
I suggest you try the above for one month. If the problem persists, see a doctor (I am not a doctor, and do not have any responsibility for the application of the above). Medical care is needed for those suffering from sleep apnea, fibromyalgia or severe depression (among others). Certainly, there are conventional medicines for the treatment of insomnia, but first try alternative treatments and some simple changes - it is always a healthier choice.