Ease Insomnia Naturally with Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar

Do you have trouble sleeping? We know how frustrating this condition can get, so we want to tell you about some natural ways that may help you overcome it.
Ease Insomnia Naturally with Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar
Maricela Jiménez López

Written and verified by the doctor Maricela Jiménez López.

Last update: 06 October, 2022

Insomnia occurs when natural sleeping patterns are disrupted. This leads to difficulty both falling asleep and sleeping long enough to feel refreshed, relaxed and revitalized the next day. Find out how to ease insomnia and get a better sleep by using natural ingredients you already have at home!

People who suffer from sleeping problems, such as insomnia, are often desperately seeking relief from its terrible effects. Unfortunately, they often end up taking medications that have various uncomfortable side effects.

However, there are some very effective natural treatments out there for insomnia, and they don’t cause the same undesirable consequences as pharmaceutical products.

What is insomnia?

People with insomnia normally experience symptoms during the day such as tiredness, mental fatigue and a lack of concentration and energyIt’s important to know that waking up various times during the night can also be a sign of insomnia.

There are two types of insomnia: acute and chronic. Acute insomnia is occasional, it doesn’t last long and is normally due to a specific situation that’s stressful or causes anxiety. Chronic insomnia lasts much longer, and is usually an alarm bell that another problem needs attention.

People have used “grandma’s home remedies” for hundreds of years. Therefore, they’ve perfected them over time and so those remedies don’t have side effects. The most useful ones are listed below.

Simple remedies to ease insomnia naturally 

Honey: your ally for a sound night’s sleep

Honey has always been used to treat sleeping conditions. In fact, the Chinese have used it for centuries. Honey has some components in it which help get you to sleep naturally. According to studies, its high levels of  omega-3 fatty acids help reduce tiredness and fatigue.

We often say we feel so tired that we can’t sleep. That’s why it’s so important to relax before going to bed.

The sugars in honey naturally increase our insulin levels and produce serotonin, which is the hormone that improves our mood and helps us relax. And when we’re relaxed and happy, it’s easier to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep until morning.

Taking apple cider vinegar to ease insomnia

The Greeks were the first to discover that apple cider vinegar has some impressive properties. They used it as a natural antibiotic and disinfectant.
Apple cider vinegar triggers the release of tryptophan, a substance that’s metabolized into serotonin and promotes general health, so it prevents us from feeling we can’t fall asleep because we’re too tired.

A relaxing bath

Would you like to know another method that can be beneficial for insomnia and leave you feeling very relaxed? Have you ever tried having  a hot drink while you’re in the bath? Simply have a cup of herbal tea, such as chamomile, passionflower, or Valerian while you soak in a bubble bath with a few drops of essential oil in it.

If you combine the three ingredients above, you’ll have a natural drink with excellent relaxing properties.

It is very easy to make: simply prepare an infusion with your favorite herbs from the list above and add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of honey. Stir it well and enjoy this wonderful, relaxing tea.

Now you’re totally ready for bedtime!

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.