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Powerful Sleep Aids From Mother Nature

By Alex Jimmens

Creating a pleasant sleep environment is one way to help combat insomnia. Opting for quality pillows such as Sealy pillows and high-thread count sheets can also do wonders to help you get a little more shuteye. Yet, luckily, nature has provided us with some nutritious sleep aids as well.

Many of us find that we are having trouble falling asleep due to all the stress of modern life. Stress can produce hormones that can actually interfere with our sleep. Once these annoying hormones kick in and interfere with our sleep, we soon find that we are now under even more stress. This horrible loop can continue on indefinitely if we do not take steps to get more sleep and relaxation. Your goal should just be more sleep; it should be more restful sleep as well!

One way to deal with insomnia is to cultivate a great sleep environment in which you have comfortable bedding like high-thread sheets and quality pillows like Sealy pillows. Yet, there are other good ways to help make sure you get more sleep as well. Nature has luckily provided us with a variety of foods that can help us get more sleep.

Five Natural Sleep Aids from Mother Nature:

1. Walnuts. The simple walnut has chemical compounds that will help you sleep, but there is more. Walnuts are also great for your brain and your heart further they as are loaded with all-important omega-3 fatty acids. In short, walnuts make for a great addition to your diet.

2. Pumpkin seeds are one of the best foods for aiding sleep. If you are lacking in key minerals such as magnesium, you may find that you are having trouble falling asleep. Luckily, pumpkin seeds are loaded with magnesium and a score of other vitamins and minerals as well.

3. Chamomile tea. Chamomile tea has been used for generations as a good sleep aid and that is because it works! Chamomile also has the benefit of being one of the safest teas available.

3. Chamomile tea has been used for generations to help people sleep. The reason for this is that chamomile the works!

5. Pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds? Yes pumpkin seeds, and here is why. If your body is lacking magnesium, you might have trouble sleeping. Pumpkin seeds are very high in magnesium. Additionally, pumpkin seeds are loaded with all sorts of healthy nutrition.

Fortunately, there are other natural ways for you to help your body beat back the effects of insomnia. The good news about the five natural insomnia fighters listed above is that they are all easy to find in almost any grocery store. After all, if your grocery store doesn’t sell walnuts, cherries, chamomile tea and pumpkin seeds, you probably need to be shopping at a better grocery store.

While there are ways to help yourself get more sleep through nutrition, don’t forget that you also need to make sure that your sleeping environment is clean, healthy and comfortable. One of the best moves you can make is to invest in quality bedding and have a good pillow such as a Sealy pillow. By combining comfortable bedding with these great foods and teas, you should find more sleep in your future.

Alex Jimmens has traveled extensively. After sleeping on beds that were really little more than slabs of wood, he began to appreciate the importance of a good nights sleep with Sealy pillows and a nice cup of chamomile before bedtime. Alex now writes about all sorts of luxury related topics in St. Petersburg, Florida where she enjoys the sunshine year-round.

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