If you wake up in the middle of the night, you’re not alone. According to one study, around 42% of people in the U.S. are waking up with you.
Our overly stressed lives is one of the main reasons for our restless nights. Cortisol, the stress hormone is one of the key players responsible for the fight or flight response—that jolt of energy you get when you feel stressed or threatened that enables you to respond. Unfortunately, chronic stress can lead to excessive levels of cortisol, and this can disrupt healthy sleep patterns.
Fortunately, there are simple and effective relaxation techniques which can be really helpful when fighting insomnia. Our favorite is a homemade remedy that will calm your hormones and help you fall asleep in an instant.
SLEEPLESS NIGHT REMEDY
This remedy consists of two basic ingredients found in every household: Salt and Sugar.
Not many of you are aware but these simple ingredients are crucial for maintaining our health. They can regulate the stress hormones and provide the necessary energy for the body. The glucose provides a fuel for the mitochondria while the sodium balances the intercellular fluids, resulting in proper respiration and energy generation.
Moreover, sugar signals the metabolism to stop releasing stress hormones while salt maintains homeostatic state, controlling the adrenaline levels. They both prevent the “hyperactive” state of the metabolism.
So, in order to prepare this miraculous “sleep dust”, you will need: