We all have those nights where we just can’t fall asleep no matter what or how hard we try. Happens to the best of us and it’s completely normal from time to time, however when it starts to become a constant thing is when you should become concerned. Insomnia is caused by stress, depression, anxiety, and so many other things as you may already know. And we aren’t doing ourselves any favors by taking our days (problems) to bed with us but for some reason we tend to make the mistake of doing just that. I know, I’ve been there and it’s never really done purposely. Certain thoughts and feelings always decide to show up in the middle of the night. I’ve suffered from insomnia for 2 years during college and didn’t even really notice it. I would say things like “I’m a night owl”, “I don’t need a lot of sleep”, “I don’t go to bed til 3/4 am” and I honestly thought that was ok and normal…or that it was just me. It took for me to actually want to go to bed early one day because I wasn’t feeling good and I just couldn’t. So even feeling as bad as I did I still was unable to fall asleep and stay sleep. That day is when I noticed that I had a problem, and didn’t have the slightest idea of how to solve it. I tried everything I could think of from sleep music to the whole “no electronics/distractions in the bedroom” thing but would still find myself up just staring and thinking. Nothing was working and the lack of sleep started to take a toll on my physical and mental states. I just wanted to sleep and stay sleep longer than 2-3 hours. I had to find a natural solution (I’m super anti-medicine) and fast. I started googling natural ways to cure insomnia and I discovered “natures sleeping potion”….seriously. Passion Flower Tea! Who would’ve thought that a flower could contain compounds that naturally lower anxiety and stress levels and also improves sleep? After doing my research I decided to give it try; and no exaggeration on the very first night of drinking the tea I’d managed to sleep a full 6 hours! It still took me about an hour or so to fall asleep but once I did I was out for the night. That next morning I woke up feeling magical. I definitely felt the difference in my body and mood. I’d finally slept for more than a few hours and felt on top of the world, all thanks to the extracts of this beautiful flower being turned into tea. If you find yourself in a similar situation I’d suggest going to a grocery store, grabbing a box of passion flower tea, along with some honey or agave if vegan, sipping a full cup before bed and let the tea do it’s thing.
Another method I’d found useful is putting a diffuser in your room and putting a few drops of passion flower oil in the water…that combined with the tea and you will definitely get the sleep you need! You may need about 6 alarms to get you out of bed lol jk but you are guaranteed to peacefully sleep through the night!
Thank me later! Sleep tight