How to fall asleep naturally

To fall asleep naturally, there are some good suggestions and natural aids to help with sleep. Also there are symptoms of lack of sleep which include in children having dropping grades in school, falling asleep in classes, and mood swings. Lack of sleep in women shows up as trouble concentrating, mood swings, and other mental and physical problems. Causes for insomnia in women can be lifestyle changes, depression, illness, bad sleep habits, medication use, physical or hormonal changes
Lack of sleep in men is mostly caused by irregular sleeping schedules. The stress of a job and supporting a family can keep a man up or not sleeping well. Symptoms are falling asleep in meetings, not shaving or showering, trouble concentrating and clinical depression.

The best way to fall asleep is to have good sleep habits or to use natural sleep aids. These include reducing stress by using visualization or relaxation techniques, making lifestyle changes such as no-smoking, no caffeine, no daytime naps, or getting more light during the day. Other natural or best sleep aids are changing to a healthier diet and starting an exercise program. But, if making these changes to try to reduce problems with sleep do not help then you should visit a doctor to make sure there are no medical reasons for the insomnia; then there are other sleep aids that a person can consider using.

There are several herbs that are known to be beneficial for people having sleeping problems. One common herbal sleep aid is Valerian which has been recognized for years in Europe as being helpful with insomnia. It is sold in the United States as a dietary supplement. There is no agreement on how this sleep aid works, but studies have shown that it does help with insomnia, as well as stress, and often as an aid in helping people who are trying to discontinue the use of benzodiazepines (a class of prescription medications for anxiety and panic attacks). There are side effects that have been reported, so before taking this herbal aid, a person should discuss taking Valerian with a pharmacist, especially if they are taking any prescription medications. The root is the part that is used in herbal sleep aids, and side effects of headaches and night terror, have been reported. The oil of this root is reported to have the odor of cat urine, so the most popular way to take Valerian is as a pill, rather than a tea made from the liquid.

Melatonin is a sleep aid to help people fall asleep — especially people who suffer from the insomnia caused by shift work or jet lag. Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body when serotonin, another hormone, is exposed to decreased light at night. It has side effects and most of the literature recommends it not being used by people with depression, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases, or other serious illness. Pregnant and nursing women and children should also not use melatonin.

Other common OTC sleep aids such as Sominex, or Nytol can also be tried by adults but, again, a person should discuss with a doctor before taking any of these sleep aids especially if the person suffers from and is being treated for depression, or other mental health problems as well as persons being treated for Parkinson’s disease. Most of the OTC sleep aids contain antihistamines which are known to cause some lingering side effects such as dry mouth, and excessive drowsiness.

The best way to fall asleep is naturally with correction of bad sleep habits.