Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects many people all around the world. Being unable to sleep well means that you will not provide your body and mind with the energy they need which will reflect on your health. Insomnia can be caused by numerous factors such as unhealthy sleeping patterns or even psychiatric or physical conditions. Experts also claim that insomnia can be a result of the brain’s confusion between the wake and sleep cycles.
This disorder can also be caused by some of the following: thyroid disorder, chronic pain, gastrointestinal problems, arthritis, lower back pain, asthma, neurological conditions and sinus allergies. Some foods can also contribute to the appearance of this disorder such as coffee, spicy and heavy meals, alcohol consumption and smoking.
Sleeping disorders such as insomnia can cause serious negative impact on your quality of life and can also cause numerous health conditions such as hypertension and depression. Insomnia symptoms include irritability, moodiness, low energy levels, fatigue, anxiety, poor memory, inability to focus and concentrate etc.
Insomnia is usually treated with sleeping pills. However, these pills do not guarantee that you will wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy even after sleeping several hours. They also have side effects such as constipation, diarrhea, stomach ache, dry mouth or throat, memory problems, dizziness, drowsiness, tingling sensation in the limbs, headaches, heartburn, changes in appetite, shaking of the body etc.
In case you suffer from insomnia and you want to avoid the negative effects of sleeping pills, there is a natural remedy that can be of great help. Nutmeg is a spice that has mild sedative properties and it also promotes digestion, soothes pain, strengthens the immunity, improves the skin health and blood flow and also detoxifies the body.
- ¼ teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg
- 1 glass of warm water
Preparation and use:
Mix the ground nutmeg well with the water and then consume the mixture 4-5 hours before going to bed.