One of the most stressful sleeping disorders that people deal with is insomnia. Staying awake all night, wondering why you can’t fall asleep sometimes results in an increased anxiety about not sleeping and therefore wakes your body even more.
It is a cycle that is tough to break, and people often turn to medication to do so. However, with the constant rising cost of medications, both over the counter and prescription, it is possible to formulate a DIY natural sleeping pills to help get some much needed rest.
Medical sleeping aids can come with harmful side effects that are not present when using natural remedies. Remedies such as Herbal Bedtime Tea, Valerian and Hops Tincture, and Dandelion Pain Relief and Sleep Capsules can help promote sleep without causing side effects or costing too much money.
How Can Natural Remedies Help Sleep?
According to Dr. Philip Fritchey, herbal remedies, also called nervines, support the nervous system’s health while also relieving pain. Because the nervous system is used as the communication hub of the body, it needs to be in good shape in order to function properly.
Additionally, adaptogenic herbs increase the human body’s resistance and resilience to anxiety and natural stress, which keeps the body from reaching the point of collapse. Paired with sedatives, adaptogenic herbs help encourage the quality and quantity of sleep. This is a safe and effective way to reduce anxiety while calming down stress and the mind. In turn, one is able to wake up refreshed with a healthy body and mind.
Some sleeping aids that are sold over the counter come in liquid form for quick absorption into the body. However, this recipe for a natural sleeping pills is made for a capsule. This makes it easier to carry with you, especially if you are using the capsule to target pain relief.
Recipe for Natural Sleeping Pills
These can be made and inserted into 00 gelatin or vegetable capsules, preferably using organic, wild herbs.
- 2 Tablespoons powdered skullcap
- 2 Tablespoons powdered valerian root
- 1 Tablespoon powdered oatstraw
- 1 Tablespoon powdered passion flower
- 1 Tablespoon powdered lemon balm
- 1/4 Tablespoon powdered hop flowers
- 1/2 Tablespoon powdered rhodiola root
How to make:
Thoroughly mix all of these powders together in a glass bowl. Scoop the mixed powder into the empty gelatin capsules before packing it tight and closing each capsule. Make sure to store the capsules in a cool and dry place in a glass jar. Using metal may have a reactive effect, so glass is always recommended.
How to use:
In order to promote sleep, start with two capsules a half an hour before bed and increase the dose up to 4 capsules as needed. Start with the lower dose and only work your way up if you feel that the low dose is not effective.
If you are using these natural capsules for acute pain relief, try just 1-2 capsules every 2 hours, but never exceed 8 capsules per day. For chronic pain, take up to 3 caps up to 3 times daily, but again, do not exceed 8 capsules in one day.
Using a natural sleeping pills is likely to help your body overall moreso than using a synthetic drug. Natural aids work with your body to aid in its natural functions, rather than forcing your body to do something it does not want to naturally do.