Fight Insomnia

Natural remedies to improve sleep
a restless woman in bed staring at the alarm clock

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is trouble getting to sleep and/or problems staying asleep.

What Causes Insomnia?

It can be caused by stress, health problems, nutrient deficiencies, or a busy mind.

How Do I fight Insomnia?

  • Lifestyle

    • Establish regular exercise and sleep routines.
    • Stop caffeine after 4 p.m. and screen time an hour before bed.
    • Also consider:
      • yoga
      • hypnosis
      • biofeedback
      • progressive relaxation
      • guided imagery
      • meditation
  • Body Work

    • acupuncture
    • acupressure
  • Aromatherapy

    Massage with essential oils:

    • lavender
    • bitter orange
  • Herbal Therapy

    • ashwagandha
    • chamomile
    • hops
    • kava kava
    • lemon balm
    • passionflower
    • rhodiola
    • St. John’s wort
    • valerian
  • Homeopathy

    • Arsenicum album
    • Coffea cruda
    • Gelsemium
    • Nux vomica
    • Rhus toxicodendron
    • Ignatia
  • Supplements

    • Calcium
    • magnesium
    • melatonin
    • omega 3s
    • vitamin B12
Click to See Our Sources

Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief by David Winston and Steven Maimes ($18.95, Healing Arts, 2007)

“Do You Have Trouble Sleeping? More Magnesium Might Help” by Forrest Nielsen, USDA,

“Exercise Is No Quick Cure for Insomnia,” Northwestern University

“Magnesium Supplementation Improves Indicators of Low Magnesium Status and Inflammatory Stress in Adults . . . with Poor Quality Sleep” by F. H. Nielsen et al.,Magnesium Research

Medicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar ($14.95, Storey Publishing, 2012)



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