Plants and Health

Falling asleep with plants: tips and advice


Drawing its etymology from Latin "somnus "Which means" sleep ", or"somniculus "Meaning"state of the one who sleeps ", Theinsomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep to the point of having bad consequences on the daily of the individual.

While around 33% of adults today suffer from occasional insomnia, 11% are prone to actual insomnia.

Rather than spending sleepless nights while waiting for the "sleep train" (which never arrives or not for long), the "plant reflex »Is an alternative effective to find a rhythm of restorative sleep.

Insomnia: the most common causes

Sleep is a set of successive and distinct cycles characterized by a loss of awareness of our external environment, followed by a gradual decline in muscle tone, but without loss of sensory reception.

Like digestion, breathing or immunity, sleep is one of the vital activities of the body during which the secretion of hormones promotes growth, tissue regeneration, mental and physical recovery of the individual.

When disturbed, consequences (drowsiness, irritability, fatigue, memory loss, difficulty concentrating) can be disastrous for the individual.

We thus distinguish:

  • the dyssomnias due to alcohol, emotional stress, drugs ...
  • parasomnias due to sleep apnea, sleepwalking, bruxism ...
  • other disorders of psychiatric origin (depression), neurological (migraines), or pathological (asthma, gastroesophageal reflux, etc.).

The best plants that make you sleep

Here is a non-exhaustive list of Top 5 plants that make you sleep:

> HOPS

Indicated in infusion cases of insomnia - except for pregnant women, subjects under sedatives, sleeping pills, tranquilizers or suffering from cancer (uterus, breast etc.) - the flowers of the hops promote sleep.

Dosage: pour 10 to 15 g of strobiles (dried flowers) in 1L of boiling water. Leave to infuse for ten minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day.

  • Read also: health benefits and virtues of hops

> HAWTHORN

The flavonoids and the oxidizing properties and sedative contained in the petals and leaves ofhawthorn help fight againstanxiety post-sleep and the stress.

Dosage :
Infuse for ¼ hour, 1 teaspoon of hawthorn flowers in a cup of boiling water. Filter. Drink 1 to 3 cup (s) per day for 3 weeks.

  • Read also: health benefits and virtues of hawthorn

> BASIL

True tranquilizer, basil in infusion relieves migraines, stomach aches, anxiety and promotes sleep.

Dosage :

Infuse 4 basil leaves for 5 minutes in a cup of hot water. To drink after each meal.

  • To read also: benefits and virtues of basil for health

> CALIFORNIAN POPPY

Still called "eschscholtzia", his sedative virtues promote sleep and improve sleep quality.

Dosage :

Infuse 1 tablespoon of the plant in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes. This herbal tea is not recommended for children under 6, pregnant and lactating women.

> PASSIFLORE

Known for regulate the nervous system, content alkaloids and flavonoids make passionflower, a renowned plant. Her tisane is to drink in case ofanxiety and D'anguish.

Dosage :

Pour 5 tablespoons of dried passionflower flowers in 500 ml of boiling water. Leave to infuse. Drink 1 cup before then after dinner for a regulated sleep cycle.

  • To read also: benefits and virtues of passionflower for health

Other herbs are very effective in helping sleep:

Others plants to the active different but complementary are also recommended to fight against sleeping troubles, notably theinsomnia.

Associated (or not) with passionflower, valerian, officinal verbena, hawthorn, chamomile, lime blossom, orange blossom, lemon balm or lavender, are all plants that contribute to your well-being without addiction.

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