In a follow-up to an article found on his official website, Vancouver physician Dr. Ali Ghahary continues the discussion on natural ways to combat insomnia right here on his WordPress blog.
Insomnia affects millions of Canadians and can be caused by a number of factors, including certain health conditions, medication, or can even be for reasons that are simply unknown. While it can be a complex condition, it can also be easily treated both by medication and with natural remedies.
As previously mentioned, things like chamomile tea and stress management are great, natural and safe sleep aids. Warm milk is another natural sleep solution that has been known to benefit those suffering from insomnia – almond milk, especially, as it is also a great source of calcium.
Ensuring you’re getting enough calcium can also be indicative as to whether or not you’ll get enough sleep each night. Even the slightest marginal lack of magnesium can prevent you from getting a good night’s rest. You can find magnesium in foods like leafy, green vegetables, pumpkin seeds and almonds. You can also find magnesium supplements – however, due to their ability to interact with medication it is important that you first check with your pharmacy and/or physician before taking them.
Lastly, sometimes curing insomnia simply comes down to making lifestyle changes. If you tend to surf the internet, watch television or listen to music late at night, try breaking those habits to see if it benefits your sleep pattern in any way.