sleep disorders

Among everything else going on in our day-to-day lives, the most important thing remains our sleep. That’s right, guys. In order to put your physical and mental health in order, you need to regulate your sleep and that too, naturally. 

While allopathic sleep-inducing medicines may help you, they have plenty of side effects. Not to forget, they can cause codependency. Once you stop taking them, you’ll get back to square one; hence, it’s better to take the natural route. Here’s what you need to do: 

Increased Physical Activity 

The first thing that you need to do when regulating your sleep is to increase your physical activity. Start exercising on a daily basis. It will relieve fatigue during the day, keep you active, and make you sleep comfortably at night. 

Not to mention, it has plenty of other health benefits, too. It can release your stress, minimize body aches and muscle tension, relieve fatigue, and maintain a healthy immune system, keeping you away from various health issues. 

Mindfulness-Based Meditation 

Ranking second is meditation. It is a renowned healing method that has the power to naturally eliminate anxiety and stress and put you to sleep by relaxing your body. If you don’t meditate, you need to start doing it now. 

Make sure to meditate for at least 10 minutes twice a day, once in the afternoon and once before your bedtime. Look up online and you’ll find a tutorial for it. Simply watch one and follow it. If not, you can try mindfulness in yoga as well. 

No More Caffeine 

Most people like having a cup of tea or coffee in the evening or before bedtime as they believe it relaxes them. Well, it may relax you for a bit, but it isn’t healthy for your sleep cycle. 

Caffeine is a stimulant that can interfere with your sleep, disturbing its quality. Therefore, I suggest you only have tea or coffee in the morning or afternoon. Plus, you must reduce your caffeine intake. If you take three cups of coffee a day, reduce it to one or two.

Herbs and Plants 

If you have difficulty falling asleep at night, you can turn to herbs and plants. A variety of herbs and plants are proven to treat acute to chronic sleep conditions. Ashwagandha, valerian root, and passionflower are among the most popular sleep-inducing herbs. 

Furthermore, preliminary research shows that medical marijuana is also quite beneficial for the treatment of chronic sleep disorders. To know more about it, you can check out different marijuana strains at SwiftGreen. I’m sure it will be helpful.


Last but not least, if nothing else works and you find yourself staying awake at night or waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep, it’s time you consult a mental health professional. 

Most of the time, such things happen as a result of underlying mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. To treat the sleep condition, you first need to figure out its cause and a psychotherapist can help you with it.  Remember that nothing is impossible if you work for it. All you need to do is take a few steps in the right direction and you’ll be good to go.

By Manali