Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Every night, millions of people in the U.S. are struggling to fall sleep or stay asleep. For those with insomnia, sleeping can become a severe, ongoing struggle that has a negative impact on overall health and wellness.

What Causes Insomnia?

Insomnia can be caused by both psychiatric and physical medical conditions, unhealthy sleep habits and certain biological factors. Researchers believe that insomnia is the result of the brain’s confusion between the sleep cycle and the wake cycle. Causes of insomnia range from mild to severe. 

They include:
a.     Nasal / Sinus Allergies
b.     Gastrointestinal Problems
c.      Endocrine Problems (Thyroid Disorders)
d.     Arthritis
e.      Asthma
f.       Neurological Conditions
g.     Chronic Pain
h.     Lower Back Pain

Nutmeg for Insomnia

Insomnia can be extremely frustrating and debilitating. It can have an effect on nearly every aspect of someone’s life. If you’re experiencing trouble sleeping, nutmeg might work for you as a natural cure. Nutmeg is a popular spice that is associated with a long list of health benefits, including its ability to

a.     relieve pain,
b.     soothe indigestion,
c.      detox the body,
d.     boost skin health,
e.      strengthen the immune system
f.       and improve blood circulation.

 Nutmeg is also believed to possess mild sedative properties that may benefit those who suffer from insomnia.

Dried nutmeg most likely won’t produce the same results, but you can try grinding your own at home. After grinding, consume 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg dissolved in warm water, about 4-5 hours before bedtime. It is also okay to add it to your night time tea.

CAUTION: Too much nutmeg can act as a toxin, so be sure to only consume it in moderate amounts. Contact poison control if you experience hallucinations.

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