What is insomnia?
Insomnia, or sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as needed to be healthy, or happy!
Clinically the condition can be diagnosed and observed in detail by hooking up the patient to brain monitors for 24 hours and monitoring brain activity, breathing, pulse, etc. This setup, a test is known as a Polysomnography.
But more commonly the sleep disorder is often just defined as a positive response to either of two questions:
1 – Do you experience difficulty sleeping? 
2 – Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep? 
Those of us who are having trouble sleeping can sometimes turn to sleeping pills, which can help if used occasionally, to at least get a good nights sleep, but in the long term may lead to substance dependency or addiction, even memory and attention problems too, but in any case make it even harder to sleep without them, it’s a vicious cycle!
Consider what we said above again:
“sleeping pills, which can help if used occasionally, to at least get a good nights sleep, but in the long term may lead to substance dependency or addiction, but in any case, make it even harder to sleep without them,”
We all agree that this is no real help at all in the long term, and it’s not really a great step to take, none of us really want to end up addicted or even worse at sleeping!
So, what else is left? Well, there are different things that help different people, but we think this is well worth trying our remedies to find the one that works for you, we are confident that if you place your belief in the remedies below then they really can work.
Sleep Remedies Recipes, Preparation, and Instructions:
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) insomnia syrup 
Warm-up 1 liter of red wine, but do not let it boil!
- 1 bunch broken fine chopped lemon balm
- 2 tablespoons honey, 1 packet of cinnamon
- 1 packet of vanilla powder, 1 clove, and a little nutmeg.
Boil the ingredients. Allow the syrup (without melissa) to stand for 24 hours at room temperature.
Drink 1 cup at night before bedtime.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) tea
Make a mixture from:
- 1 tablespoon of lemon balm
- 1 tablespoon of mint
- 1 tablespoon of rosemary
- 700 milliliters boiled water.
Let it steep in a closed jar for 2 hours, then filter the tea and only keep the liquid tea you made.
From this tea drink, 200 ml 30 minutes before main meals.
Spring onion (Allium cepa – Scallion) insomnia potion 
Take 3-4 spring onions, and blend them all together, then put the blended mixture in a glass and mix it with 1 teaspoon honey and rise water.
Drink this potion before you go to sleep, use this therapy/treatment for 1 week.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) tea 
Mix together the following:
- 2 tablespoons chamomile flowers.
- 400 milliliters boiled water.
Let it steep for 1 hour and filter it, only keep the liquid tea you made.
Drink 200ml from this tea in the morning and 200ml before you go to sleep.
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