The Best Home Remedies for Insomnia

by: Junji Takano

Sleeping problems does not only trouble the elderly but young people as well. Millions of people worldwide suffer from various sleeping disorders and insomnia is one of the most common sleeping complaints.

Many people try to ignore this condition even though it is responsible for their many sleepless nights. Below are the four major symptoms of insomnia:

  1. Daytime drowsiness.
  2. Difficulty in going to sleep.
  3. Frequent waking at night.
  4. Unable to go back to sleep after waking in the middle of the night.


In this article, we'll reveal to you the latest secrets behind insomnia, why it occurs, and how you can treat it with the best home remedies.

"Stimulation of Reptilian Brain" Prevents Deep Sleep!

Some people are unaware that they have an insomnia problem and may experience daytime fatigue even after sleeping for 7-8 hours straight. Latest studies show that one of the major factors that contribute to this daytime tiredness after waking up in the morning is the "stimulation of the reptilian brain during sleep".

The "reptilian brain" refers to the part of the brain that controls instinct and is common in birds and mammals. It has a definite control over sleeping behaviors. Apparently, increased stress and anxiety activates the reptilian brain, making it impossible to achieve a deep sleep.

EEG (Electroencephalography) tests show that some insomnia patients appear to wake up during the night frequently for several seconds totally unaware. As a result, the sleep is intermittent and the body cannot reach deep sleep.

Therefore, calming your reptilian brain is one of the important points in getting a good night sleep.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle – Do not go to bed if you are not sleepy!

Most people will try to eliminate insomnia by attempting to go to bed early, but it appears that this is contradictory and is the archenemy of sleep!


Sleeping early today because you were not able to sleep well yesterday won't treat insomnia. Doing this often will only increase your stress and the chance that you'll awaken your reptilian brain increases, too. All of these will prevent your body from entering deep sleep.

To break this vicious cycle, you need to do these two things:

1. Stop worrying of when you should go to bed. The more worried you are about not sleeping, the worse your insomnia will be.

2. Only go to bed once you start to feel sleepy. By doing so, you may feel anxious at first as you will get less sleep. But the most important thing is quality of sleep is better than quantity.

We often hear that "7-8 hours of sleep time is ideal", but this does not apply fully in the case of elderly individuals who have lower physical activity. There are individual differences, so it's possible that six hours of sleep is also enough.

Increasing your time spent in bed just won't do you any good especially if you suffer from insomnia as you'll most likely just end up lying down the entire night instead of sleeping. Your sleep will simply become shallower and you'll be counterproductive.

Two Secret Home Remedies to Induce Deep Sleep!

1. Use a Sleep Diary

Sleep diary is being utilized even by medical institutions as a part of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia as it can produce great results. The use of sleep diary will help you learn all your sleeping patterns and habits. It is done by writing down information such as:

- time you went to bed
- time you woke up
- how much time you spend in not being able to sleep in bed (and at what time)
- total sleep time

Sleep Diary for Insomnia

You can download this sample of a sleep diary. Print it out and use it or create your own sleep diary. Record all information in the sleep diary for 1-2 weeks.

By recording your sleeping patterns every day, you'll be able to determine the best time zone for you to sleep. You'll also be able to figure out the types of daytime activities that interfere with your sleeping behaviors.

2. Muscle Relaxation Method

The second secret home remedy to treat insomnia is to calm the reptilian brain through "muscle relaxation". With muscle relaxation, you tense a group of muscles as you breathe in, and relax them as you breathe out. Doing this repeatedly will help calm or sooth the reptilian brain and induces pleasant drowsiness.

Below are two effective muscle relaxation techniques that can help counter insomnia and calms the reptilian brain.

Note: Sit on a chair, relaxed, and close your eyes. Don't put too much pressure to your spinal column.

- Muscle Relaxation Using the Palm of Your Hand

  1. Place both of your hands on top of your thighs and slowly clench your fist as tightly as you can. Hold for 10 seconds.
  2. Relax and release the tension at once.
  3. Stay in this relaxed state for 20 seconds.
  4. Concentrate on the tension flowing away and the way your hands feel as it becomes relaxed.
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for two times. Follow the same sequence of muscle tension and release, and try not to tense other muscles.

- Muscle Relaxation Using the Upper Body

  1. Raise your shoulders, tighten your arms, and clench your fist while pressing it against your chest. This time, tighten your back muscles and abdominal muscles, too. Hold for 10 seconds.
  2. Relax and release the tension at once.
  3. Stay in this relaxed state for 20 seconds.
  4. Concentrate on the tension flowing away and the way your muscles feel as they become relaxed.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for two times. Follow the same sequence of muscle tension and release, and try not to tense muscles other than your upper body.

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Taking some herbs, medications, and caffeine may trigger mild insomnia and the only way to prevent this sleeplessness is to stop taking these things altogether.

But some severe chronic cases of insomnia have an unknown cause or can also be caused by rheumatoid arthritis and other underlying health conditions that one may not know about. We strongly believe that this has something to do with our theory of negative energy. Because of this, many people using the PYRO-ENERGEN electrostatic therapy machine are getting relief from countless sleepless nights after just a few days of therapy sessions.

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Remember, stress can also attract outside negative energies, which shows why the muscle relaxation methods can be a good home remedy.

About the Author:

Junji Takano, the authorJunji Takano is a Japanese health researcher involved in investigating the cause of many dreadful diseases. In 1968, he invented PYRO-ENERGEN, the first and only electrostatic therapy machine that effectively eradicates viral diseases, cancer, and diseases of unknown cause.
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