Three all-natural tips for fighting insomnia

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Battling with insomnia? These tips might help.

Getting a good night’s rest is important for your physical and mental health.

The average person requires seven to nine hours of sleep, but some insomniacs use up many of those hours trying to fall asleep!

People who suffer with insomnia have trouble falling a sleep or have problems maintaining their sleep.

The condition can be brought on by stress, anxiety, and depression.

Here are three tips which may help put an end to your insomnia:

Watch what you eat

What you eat can affect your sleep cycle. Foods like bananas, pineapples, oranges, tart cherries, sweet corn, tomatoes, and oats help boost melatonin in your body. Your brain’s pineal gland naturally secretes the hormone, which helps you regulate your sleep and wake cycle. Fish like tuna and salmon contain the vitamin B6, which helps your body make melatonin. Things you need to avoid consuming before bedtime include coffee, because of its high caffeine levels, fatty fast foods, which could lead to heart burn, and spicy meals, which could give you indigestion, and keep you awake.

Here are a list of other foods that could help you fall asleep:

Chamomile tea
Shrimp
Chickpeas
Whole grains
Walnuts

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