• Treatment of insomnia with folk remedies

    Insomnia is a condition that characterizes the disturbance of a night's sleep, which can manifest as an inability to fall asleep, and frequent awakenings during the night.

    Insomnia can be of an accidental nature, when a person can not fall asleep due to a change in the habitual bed, with increased excitability of the nervous system, taking certain medications. Exciting effect on the body, interfering with falling asleep, have coffee, strong tea, spicy food.

    Chronic insomnia lasts for a long time, sometimes for several years, which is very painful for a person. Most often, its appearance is associated with stress, nervous and physical overload, traumatic situations. Sometimes the cause of such insomnia can not be identified, and then it is called "idiopathic".In chronic insomnia, in addition to disturbing night sleep, often such symptoms as heart disruptions, gnashing of teeth, tremor of limbs. In rare cases, there is also walking in sleep( somnambulism).With a prolonged course of the disease, the general state of health changes. In the daytime, people suffering from insomnia quickly become tired, become irritable, they find it difficult to concentrate, and memory may become worse. Insomnia is a frequent companion of the elderly, in whom it manifests itself mainly as an early awakening at 3-4 o'clock in the morning, after which they are no longer able to fall asleep.

    Insomnia is one of the signals that your body lacks calcium. Try to select dietary supplements in which calcium is in easily digestible form. An analysis of trace elements by the hair will give the most objective picture of how much calcium your body lacks.

    Try before going to bed to drink a glass of warm milk( if you digest it, of course) and a tablet of a dietary supplement containing calcium. Instead of milk, you can drink a glass of mint tea with honey or with natural apple cider vinegar and honey.

    You can also connect harmless homeopathy that promotes good sleep( Morpheus), herbs( novopassit, nerustin), etc.

    Try to soak the cotton wool in a tincture of valerian before going to bed, clamp one nostril and inhale another nostril deeply. Then change. You can grind the root of valerian in a coffee grinder, stir 1 tsp powder in a glass of warm water and drink.

    Insomnia is most often expressed in the fact that a person can not sleep for a long time, or awakening occurs much earlier than usual, and sleep is interrupted several times during the night for a long time. In other cases, sleep can be prolonged, but not deep enough.

    Causes of insomnia may be overwork, agitation, mental agitation. It is observed in various general diseases, accompanied by fever, circulatory disorders( in cardiac patients), respiratory diseases with coughing and shortness of breath, with many psychoses, as well as diseases of the nervous system( encephalitis, cerebral circulation disorders, etc.).

    Insomnia can be prolonged, debilitating, when a shallow sleep accompanied by bright dreams, sometimes nightmares.

    Treatment is aimed at eliminating the cause that caused insomnia. In healthy people, sleep is restored without the use of drugs. In people with high nervous excitability, good results are provided by rest, walking, baths. It is recommended not to eat and drink strong tea and coffee before going to bed.

    Medications use soothing drugs( bromine preparations), hypnotics. Very effective is a soothing massage.

    In case of insomnia associated with a disease, the main disease is treated.

    A good effect in the treatment of insomnia are mixtures with mustard, which have a calming effect.

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    Valeriana( root) - 1 part, mint( leaves) - 2 parts, mustard seed powder - 1 part, watch( leaves) - 2 parts, hop( cones) - 1 part.

    1-2 tbsp. Spoons of raw materials pour 2 cups of boiling water, insist 30 minutes and strain. Drink 0.3 glasses 2 times a day.

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    Mistletoe white( branches) - 1 part, motherwort - 1 part, mustard seed powder - 1 part, hawthorn( flowers) - 1 part.

    2 tbsp. Spoons of raw pour 1.5 cups of boiling water, insist 2 hours and strain. Drink 50 ml 2-3 times a day.

    The course of treatment is 1-2 months.

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    Mistletoe white( young shoots) - 1 tbsp.spoon, mustard seed powder, - 1h.spoon, valerian( roots) - 1 tbsp.a spoon.

    2 tbsp. Spoons of the crushed raw material pour 1 cup of boiled water, boil for 5 minutes, cool and strain. Take 1 tbsp.spoon several times a day.

    1 tbsp.spoon of honey on a glass of warm water at night. It acts soothingly, causes a sound sleep, acts regulatively on the intestines. It should be noted that there is no more harmless sleeping pills than honey.

    Functional insomnia occurs mainly as a result of exhausting nervous system factors( overfatigue, intoxication, trauma, etc.), and may also be constitutional, on the basis of congenital weakness of the nervous system. Two forms of sleep disturbance are most common. The first - a violation of falling asleep, the second form - a good sleep with a sleep disturbance after 3 hours of the night.

    For the regulation of sleep, it is advisable to use self-massage of the ear.

    When falling asleep, zones 1, 2 and 4 are massaged. Zone massage is applied before bed, and self-massage zone 2 is best done with the tip of V finger.

    For sleep disorders after 3 am, self-massage is performed after spilling in zones 1, 3 and 4.

    Zone 3 - projections of the reflected functions of the spinal and stem structures of the central nervous system, located along the edge of the border of the antiflora and the shell. The beginning of the zone is the intersection of the continuation of the curl's leg with the anti-malformed device, the end is the intersection of the perpendicular drawn from the angle of the triangle fissure bisector, with anti-malformation. The zone is massaged by the nail of the 2nd finger in the direction from the bottom up.

    In both cases, warm foot baths and massage of the collar zone are recommended before going to bed. Self-massage of the auricle with functional insomnia stops immediately when sleep is normal.

    Fig. The sequence of massage on the zones of the auricle with insomnia.

    1. Dill( seeds).50 g of dill seed cook for 15-20 minutes on low heat in 0.5 liter of wine "Cahors" or "Port", insist, wrapped, 1 hour. Strain, wring out. Take 50-60 g before bedtime. People's remedy. Harmless, it provides a good sleep.

    2. Hemp( seed).2 tablespoons of cannabis seeds finely chopped, sifted. Pour 1 cup of hot boiled water. Insist, wrapped, 30-40 minutes. Drink warm for 2 hours before bedtime. First, drink half a glass 2 hours before bedtime. Then, after an hour, drink the remainder along with the precipitate. To drink necessarily warm. Take 2 weeks. It is used for periodic insomnia.

    3. Hops.2 teaspoons of hop cones per 1 cup of boiling water. Insist, wrapped, 4 hours, strain. Drink a glass at night from insomnia.1 part chopped cones of hop into 4 parts by weight of vodka or 50 alcohol. Insist 2 weeks in a dark place, strain, wring out. Take 5 drops of tincture per 1 tablespoon of water. Take 2 times a day before meals. The second time to drink at night. It is used for insomnia.

    4. Lavender oil. Before going to bed, lubricate with whiskey oil.3-5 drops of lavender per piece of sugar, suck before bed. This procedure removes fatigue, gives energy, calms the nervous system, improves sleep.

    6. The elder. It is used as follows: a tablespoon of chopped root pour a glass of boiling water, boil for 15 minutes on low heat, insist 30 minutes, drain. Take a decoction on a tablespoon a day for insomnia, dyspnea.

    7. Valerian officinalis.

    a) Infusion of valerian: pour a tablespoon of chopped root with a glass of cold boiled water, insist 6-8 hours, strain. Take a tablespoon, children - a teaspoon 3 times a day. B) Broth of valerian: pour a tablespoon of chopped root with a glass of boiling water, boil for 15 minutes on low heat, insist 10 minutes, drain. Take a tablespoon, children - a teaspoon 3 times a day.

    c) Alcoholic tincture of valerian( valerian roots) can be bought at the pharmacy. Take 15-20 drops per reception 2-3 times a day, children are given as many drops as the child's age.

    8. Hops.25 g of hops per 100 ml of alcohol to insist a week in the dark, shaking, and then take a teaspoon 2-3 times a day, especially at night.

    9. Hops. Powder from crushed cones of hop can simply be taken at night as a soothing and hypnotic.

    10. Hops. Fill the pillow with fresh hop cones, put in a dense fabric and store in a closet. When there is insomnia, sleep on the pillow, shaking it beforehand. Success is guaranteed even with severe insomnia.

    This is a symptom of a fairly serious disorder of the nervous system, which can lead to serious consequences. As a sedative in cases of sleep disorders, insomnia, increased excitability, red wine is recommended in combination with common oregano.

    Requires: 500 g of red wine, 25-30 g of dry leaves and inflorescence of oregano.

    Method of preparation. Dry leaves and inflorescence of oregano fill with hot water in a ratio of 1:10.Heat on a water bath for 15-20 minutes. Refrigerate. Chilled infusion strain through a sieve and mix with wine.

    How to use. Drink 1/4 cup before going to bed. The course of treatment is 10 days.

    The following recipe is an excellent sedative for insomnia.

    Required: 1/2 l of red sweet or semisweet wine, 30 grams of peppermint leaves and valerian root of medicinal, 2 tbsp.l.honey.

    Method of preparation. In warmed red wine, add mint leaves, valerian root and honey. With constant stirring, bring to a temperature close to the boiling point, and remove from heat.

    How to use. Take hotly at night for 1/5 cup. It is enough to do this for 5-6 evenings, and you will feel relief.

    Required: 3 tsp.shredded herbs wormwood, 1.5 cups of beer.

    Method of preparation.3 tsp.chopped herb wormwood pour hot beer. Leave to stand for 2 hours, then drain.

    Method of use. Take the medicine inside for 1 night in a warm form.

    If you or your child, or someone from relatives at night sleeps badly, do not rush to buy sleeping pills and swallow it with horse doses. Try to cope with the problem of folk remedies.

    1. The words of this plot are whispered to the wax. Then the wax is put on the head of the bed."Dawn-lightning, red maiden, mother-queen herself;the moon is bright, the stars are clear, take off my sleeplessness, my lackey, midnight, give me a dream, a drowsiness, a night owl. In the middle of the night, come to me though a red maiden, even a queen mother, and fold me, and take away my wicked evil power, and give me Spasov's hand, the Blessed Virgin. My angel, my archangel, keep my sinful soul, fasten my ardent heart;enemy Satan, give up on me. Cross I am crossed, I protect myself with a cross, I call the cross of an angel, I drive away with the cross of the evil one. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. I know and remember the holy signs! "

    2." And you, midnight scabbards, envious, joyful, weft, from the evil sorcerer-man, go to the mosses, to the swamps, to the rotten decks: you all have a place there, you in the white bodynot to happen. Go from the white body of the servant of God( servant of God)( name). "

    3. The conspiracy for insomnia in a child should be read three times: "I will rise, servant of God( servant of God), blessing, go, crossed, from hut to the hut, from the door to the door, from the gate to the gate to the east, to the east side. Above the eastern side is the mother-morning dawn Mary, the evening dawn of Maremyan, mother-cheese land Pelageya and the blue sea Elena. I will come closer to them, I will bow to them lower. Arise, dawn of the dawn of Mary, the evening dawn of Maremyan, come to him( her), servant of God( servant of God)( name), to the baby, take you from him( her) midnight and tickle from the white body, from hot blood, fromzealous heart, from all flesh, from clear eyes, from black eyebrows, from all human composition, from each vein, from seventy seven joints, carry them for mountains high, for forests dense, for the wide seas, for the rivers deep,to the pike-beluga in sharp in the teeth, carry it to the blue sea. Pike in the sea, tongue in the mouth, castle in the sky, and the key in the sea closed and the key in the water drowned! "

    4." Dawn, lightning, there are only four of your sisters: morning, midday, evening, midnight. Take off, dawn, from the servant of God( servant of God)( name), longing, sadness, cry, insomnia, give him a dream from all sides, from all the saints, from all heavenly ".

    5. The blue sea is on constipation. Waves doze in the open. Ships sway. My eyes are closing. Waves, the sea, do not wake. The night owl, go away! My eyelids are at the castle of Insomnia under the threshold. Words are strong. Things are strong. Amen.

    6. This conspiracy should be read three times in three consecutive days."Dawn-lightning, red girl, morning Irina, midday Daria, come, take the day's scream and midday croak, take it to the dark forests, to distant lands, beyond the blue seas, to the yellow sands. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen".

    7. "Kurushki-kurushki, take a sleeplessness, and give your sleep-peace, good hubbub, servant of God( servant of God)( name).In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen".

    To remove excess blood rush to the head, apply leeches to the top of the mastoid process and in the area behind the ears, where 3-4 leeches are applied. In total, you need to do 10 procedures.

    To remove the increased excitability of the nervous system helps a simple recipe: take a kelp powder of 1.5 teaspoons 1 time per day after dinner.

    To help the body fall asleep, it is necessary to reduce the flow of blood to the brain. To do this, paraffin compresses, which are put on calves, help.


    6 pieces of paraffin, 1 cm3 in size.

    Method of preparation.

    Melt paraffin in a water bath, bring to a boil. Then let the paraffin cool down to about 60 "C.

    Method of application:

    Brush paraffin in layers with a total thickness of 1.5 cm for calves, then cover the caviar with a film and wrap it in. The duration of the procedure is 1 hour

    If you do notyou can not sleep, then bring a cat to your lap with your gentle purring, it will help you to calm down and quickly go to the country of dreams. A similar calming property is also possessed by watching the smooth movement of fish in the aquarium

    With insomnia,storing copper coins or copper circles to the temples for 15 to 20 minutes before going to bed

    Soothing effect on the nervous system has a "cold" color, so it's useful to look at things blue, green or blue for a while before going to bed


    60 mlsunflower oil, 2 tablespoons dry mustard


    Preheat sunflower oil in a water bath with mustard until a homogeneous slurry is formed.

    How to use.

    Kashitsu should be applied to the eggs, covered with a plastic wrap on top and wrapped with a blanket to preserve heat.

    This compress helps to drain the blood from the head, which helps to calm the nervous system before going to sleep.


    3 tbsp.spoons of the herb of the motherwort 5-lobed, 2 tbsp.spoons of rhizomes of valerian officinal, lime-colored, 1 tbsp.a spoon of leaves of wild strawberry, 0.2 g of mummy, 600 ml of water.

    Method of preparation.

    Grind the grass in a coffee grinder and mix well.3 tbsp. Spoon the resulting mixture with pour boiling water and let it brew in a dark place for 6 hours. Strain and add to the ready infusion crushed mummy.

    When insomnia is useful to wear around the neck in the form of a suspension of turquoise in silver or chrysolite. Lying in bed, before going to sleep, you need to relax and tell your talisman all the troubles that have occurred over the day. This will calm the nervous system, and sleep will come much easier.


    2 cups of river sand.

    Method of preparation.

    Sand the roast in a frying pan, then cover the hot sand in two linen bags.

    How to use.

    Sandbags to attach to the feet and wrapped with a towel to keep the heat. Leave for all night.

    Unusual, but very effective treatment for insomnia can become such an interesting lesson, as modeling from clay. Try 2-3 weeks to devote to this 1-2 hours before going to bed, and you will feel a clear improvement in your condition. This is due to the fact that modeling of clay figures with rounded edges contributes to the normalization of the nervous system, calms the brain and sets it to sleep.

    Another wonderful method of treating insomnia are clay wraps.


    2/3 glasses of white clay powder, 40 ml decoction of lemon balm leaves, 10 ml infusion of yarrow flowers, 1/3 cup water.

    Method of preparation.

    Components are placed in an enamel bowl, add hot water and mix until smooth.

    How to use.

    Sufficient amount of the resulting gruel to put on a napkin and attach to the forehead and temples for 15-20 minutes, then remove. The procedure should be carried out before bedtime.

    With insomnia, baths with infusions and herbal decoctions, which have a calming effect on the body, have a good effect.


    5 teaspoons of herbaceous leaves of five-lobed leaves, 4 teaspoons of peppermint leaves, chamomile flowers, 2.5 liters of water.

    Method of preparation.

    Raw materials to grind in a meat grinder, mix well and pour boiling water. Let it brew for 6 hours in a dark place, drain. Fill the bath with water at a temperature of 37-38 ° C and add the infusion to it.

    How to use.

    Take a bath for 15-20 minutes before bedtime.

    In order to divert excess blood from the brain and thereby calm the nervous system, one can compress the eggs from a mixture of grated horseradish and honey. Both components must be mixed before obtaining a homogeneous gruel. Simultaneously with the compress to enhance its action, you need to drink before a glass of 1 cup brine pickles, which must be added 2 tbsp.spoon buckwheat or sage honey.

    It should be remembered that honey is a powerful allergen and often causes allergic reactions, so its use is possible only if you do not have allergies to honey.

    It is very useful for deep sleep and fast falling asleep to drink a glass of warm milk with 1 tbsp.a spoon of flower or lime honey. Two of these medicinal components remarkably soothe the nervous system, relieve tension after a hard working day, which has a beneficial effect on a night's sleep.


    2 celery root, 1 beet, 1 cucumber.

    Method of preparation.

    Use a juicer to squeeze juice from the fruit and mix.

    Method of use.

    Baths with addition of 5-6 drops of one of the oils( ylang-ylang, lavender, bergamot, melissa and incense oils) have a soothing effect. Take aroma should be for 15-20 minutes before bedtime.