Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by the inability to fall asleep despite the real physiological need for it. Those who suffer from it usually can't sleep for more than a few minutes at a time, or fidget in bed at night. If insomnia continues for more than a few nights in a row it can become "chronic" and cause a deficit in sleep which can be harmful to the person's health.
The causes can be different: from stress, to a wrong diet , from the use of cell phones and computers before falling asleep, but also the intake during the day of exciting substances such as caffeine can make it difficult to fall asleep .
This last point must be taken seriously: it is scientifically proven that drinking a coffee about 6 hours before going to bed causes you to lose an hour of sleep physiologically. Substances such as coffee , but also chocolate and tea , stimulate the production of two hormones known for their anti-sleep action : cortisol (the stress hormone) and adrenaline , which put the body in a state of agitation.
Failure to rest drastically reduces the energy to face the next day and therefore has repercussions both on the physical level (physical weakness and exhaustion) and on the mental level (apathy, listlessness, difficulty in concentrating), with consequences in the work and private sphere for those who suffers. However, it is possible to counteract this disorder by taking advantage of some natural remedies that promote physical and mental relaxation .
Magnesium is ideal for promoting relaxation and promoting sleep, to facilitate it it is possible to put a few drops of Lavender essential oil near the pillow which has a relaxing effect .
Rhodiola helps to counteract the physical and mental fatigue that appear after a sleepless night by contributing to the normal mood, it is also contained in the Antistress Complex which together with Tulsi and Schisandra chinesis helps to promote physiological relaxation in case of stress.
Linden is also useful in cases of insomnia and anxiety or stress.