The types of food we eat can strongly influence not only our sleep, but our overall health and wellbeing.
Today I am going to identify 8 common insomnia causes and describe the foods that will naturally help alleviate each condition.
Insomnia Cause: Stress
Milk and whole grains both contain tryptophan - a building block for serotonin.
Insomnia Cause: Anxiety
Insomnia Cause: Gout
8oz of water mixed with half a teaspoon of baking soda can soothe gout pain.
Insomnia Cause: Acid Reflux
12oz of water mixed with 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar can reduce the effects of acid reflux and reduce the effects of arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Raw honey (high in potassium) can also help alkalize the body, easing discomfort from acid reflux.
Insomnia Cause: Heartburn
Slices of apple dipped in honey can help reduce the discomfort associated with heartburn.
Insomnia Cause: Arthritis
As well as the organic apple cider vinegar mix mentioned above, 8oz of water mixed with cream of tartar can also help to alkalize the body, soothing arthritis pain, fibromyalgia and headaches.
Insomnia Cause: Fibromyalgia
In addition to the cream of tartar mix mentioned above, pineapple slices can relieve join stiffness, reduce inflammation and ease aching muscles due to the fruit's high concentration of the digestive enzyme, bromelain.
Insomnia Cause: Headaches
As mentioned above, you can reduce headache pain with the water/cream of tartar mix and by consuming wild lettuce.
Last updated: April 4, 2013