Lucky are those who sleep well for 8 hours. For some, getting a proper sleep is actually impossible, and this usually involves late-night trips to the fridge.
Dealing with insomnia can be really frustrating, and being unable to sleep well several nights in a row affects everyday life and performance.
Fortunately, there is an easy-to-do remedy you could use to get a descent sleep, and it works like magic. All you need is 3 simple ingredients and your cozy bed.
- 1tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp raw honey
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
The combination of these ingredients sets your body in its ‘sleeping mode.’ It normalizes the secretion of stress hormones, keeping your cortisol spikes under control. It is actually the spikes that wake you up in 3am.
How to make your sleeping remedy?
There are two ways to use these ingredients, and make sure you take these before you go to bed.
Combine your coconut oil and honey in a small bowl, then stir in some salt. Stir until well combined. Take your remedy, and drink some water to push it down.
Take a tablespoon of coconut oil, then take a quarter teaspoon of honey. Drink some water to ease the swallowing. Dissolve your salt in water and drink it.
If you still wake up during the night, take another dose of your ‘sleeping remedy,’ and you will fall asleep within half an hour or less.
How does this work?
Coconut oil contains healthy fats that supply your body with energy during the night. By taking it, you will not wake up starving in the morning. Coconut oil also prevents blood glucose spike, which are another major cause of insomnia.
Although it is sweet, honey does not affect your blood sugar, and it sets you in your sleeping mode. It provides a proper amount of the glycogen that your brain needs. Insufficient glycogen levels stimulate your adrenals to produce more stress hormones, or cortisol and adrenalin. High levels of stress hormones keep you awake at night.
Salt is the third part of your bedtime story. It has the ability to decrease stress hormone levels. Salt enhances the production of energy, and maintains bodily functions under control. Its sodium content decreases the secretion of adrenaline and cortisol.