No More Insomnia – 6 Simple Steps to Sleep Better Naturally

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep despite the opportunity. It is typically followed by functional impairment while awake.

We need about 8 hours of good sleep each night until age 60. About one half of elderly people experience some degree of insomnia. But this does not mean that insomnia only occur at golden age. Nowadays more and more people have trouble sleeping. It’s believed that over 20% of world population suffers from sleeping problem. Generally, the cause is poor sleep habits. But in special cases it may be due to aging, alcohol, anxiety, depression, grief, drugs, medications and other stimulants like nicotine, caffeine and alcohol, stress and worrying and many more.

If insomnia leads to depression, and makes you almost impossible to sleep well, you should seek professional help. Do not take this lightly, it might become a more serious health problem.
Taking sedatives can make the problem worse and cannot give you natural and restful sleep. This can lead to a higher dose, affecting your memory and a chance of dependency on those drugs.

The wisest ways to treat this problem:

– Go to bed at the same hour every night
– Go to a medical check to see the cause of the sleeping problem
– Avoid coffee, alcohol and smoking
– Exercise during the day (but not before bed time)
– Try to relax, pay soft music and practice meditation
– Try natural sleeping aids such as aromatherapy

In place of sedatives, many medical practitioners have used lavender, marjoram, geranium, mandarin and cardamom to help patients feel relaxed and get to sleep.

To induce sleepiness, create this aromatherapy recipe. Combine essential oils in you bed room and experience the pleasing smell:

2 drops Jasmine essential oil, 3 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil, 4 drops Lavender essential oil, 6 drops Spikenard essential oil

Diffuse this blend to a diffuser or place a few drops on cotton pads. This recipe could also be used for a relaxing self massage. Treat yourself every night to drift you sweetly to the Land of Dream.

A warm bath just before bed is a great way to relax. The warm water allows for steam inhalation, while it opens pores and allows the oils to be absorbed and can help you to feel sleepy.
When the tub is sufficiently filled, add up to 10 drops of essential oil to water, circulating it throughout. As the oil is moved, the scent will rise with the steam of water. The warmth can help you to feel sleepy.
Just add :

4 drops Chamomile, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Neroli, 2 drops Marjoram,

There’s one reason why aromatherapy may be effective for inducing sleep. If you are able to concentrate on the smell of the oils, it will help take your mind off of whatever lingering worries are keeping your muscles and your mind tense. Relax, breath deep, and allow yourself to drift off into a calmer world of peaceful aroma.

Enjoy and have a good night sleep!

Debra Elizabeth Fletcher is an aromatherapy enthusiast, and has been experimenting in aromatherapy since tender age of 15. She has been using aromatherapy to help friends and relatives to overcome their health problems and ailments. For more information, visit