Insomnia is a nighttime rest disorder characterized by the inability to fall asleep despite there being a real physiological need. Those who suffer from it usually cannot sleep for more than a few minutes at a time, or become tossed in bed during the night. If insomnia continues for more than a few nights in a row it can become "chronic" and cause a sleep deficit 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 of exciting substances such as caffeine during the day can make it difficult to fall asleep .
This last point must be taken seriously into consideration: it is scientifically proven that drinking a coffee approximately 6 hours before going to bed causes you to physiologically lose an hour of sleep. 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 needed to face the next day and therefore has repercussions both on a physical level (physical weakness and exhaustion) and on a mental level (apathy, listlessness, difficulty concentrating), with consequences in the work and private sphere for those suffers. However, it is possible to counteract this disorder by using some natural remedies that promote physical and mental relaxation.
Magnesium is ideal for promoting relaxation and aiding sleep. To facilitate this, you can place a few drops of Lavender essential oil near the pillow which has a relaxing effect .
Rhodiola helps to counteract the physical and mental tiredness 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 states of anxiety or stress.