Sleep Remedies: Resources for Better Sleep

By Ashley Little

When you’re having trouble sleeping, you’ll turn to almost anything for a solution. The good news is, there are many ways to remedy your sleep troubles. 

Whether you’re interested in sleep aids, natural remedies, sleep therapies, or just general tips for sprucing up your sleep hygiene, there’s an endless sea of information that can help you get a better night’s sleep. 

We’ll share all our resources on sleep remedies below. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, take a look at our other sleep resources to learn more about the reasons you may be having trouble sleeping and what you can do about it. 


Sleep Aids and Supplements

Sleep aids and supplements aren’t right for everyone, but you may find that one works best for you. Before using certain sleep aids and supplements, it may be wise to discuss your options with your primary care physician.

Check out our resources below to learn more about sleep aids and supplements. 


Natural Remedies

If you prefer to stray away from prescription or OTC sleep aids and supplements and find a natural remedy for sleep as an alternative, luckily you have many choices available to you. 

Some are more obvious, like taking a warm bath, reading a book, or doing light yoga stretches. Other remedies may be more unexpected, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and even feng shui!

Learn about the large variety of natural remedies for sleep in our guide below. 


Essential Oils

Essential oils can be a soothing, natural remedy to help you get better sleep at night. Lavender, chamomile, valerian, and bergamot are some of the most popular choices for nighttime essential oils. 

With essential oils, you have many options for how you use them to help you relax. You can choose to diffuse them in the air, use them in a warm bath, find ingredients in certain teas, or apply light drops as a topical. There are also many products that are infused with essential oils, such as pillows, eye masks, and socks. 

Learn more about essential oils for sleep and all their forms in our resources below. 


Sounds

Calming sounds can help you unwind at night, fall asleep, and stay asleep without being woken up by distractions. 

The best sounds for sleep truly depends on your preference. You may enjoy sound machines that play tones like crashing beach waves, blowing air, or birds chirping in a jungle. Alternatively, you may simply prefer the background hush of a white noise machine or a fan. 

Some people find other tones more calming, like listening to an audiobook or podcast. Many also find ASMR to be effective. 

Check out our resources below to find out more about sounds that can help you sleep. 


Sleep Therapies

If you have serious sleep problems, sleep therapies may be necessary to help you repair your sleep. 

There are a variety of options for sleep therapies and what works best for some may not be ideal for others. For instance, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and sleep restriction therapy can be effective for those dealing with insomnia, while people with sleep apnea or breathing disorders need more clinical interventions with CPAP or BiPAP therapy.

Learn more sleep therapies and treatments in our resources below.

Sleeping in Challenging Conditions

Certain situations make it more difficult to get a peaceful night’s sleep. 

If you grew up in the quiet countryside but have to move to a loud city, you may have trouble getting past all the noise at night and falling asleep. When you’re sick, you may have trouble breathing and find it challenging to sleep. And if you’re recovering from surgery, getting comfortable enough to fall asleep may feel nearly impossible. 

Learn more about how to sleep in these challenging conditions in our resources below. 


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