Strategy #19: Sweet dreams with passion flower. Passiflora 3 (passion flower) is perhaps the closest to a generic homeopathic medicine for insomnia in children or the elderly as well as those with a hyperactive mind (too many ideas and anxieties crowding in on you).
Strategy #20: Take two mantras and call me in the morning. A mantra is usually a one or two syllable word that you repeat over and over and over again. You use it as a way to calm the mind, though it can also clear the mind and encourage sleep. You don't have to use Sanskrit words as a mantra; you can use what you like: "one," "God," "love," or even "sleep."
Strategy #21: Talk out loud. By vocally releasing the things that are bothering you, you are letting go of them. Acknowledge your anxieties, insecurities, and fears out loud. Get these emotions out and they may let you sleep. Keeping a journal can also be very cathartic.
Copyright 1991 by Dana Ullman, M.P.H. used by permission of the author from
the book The One Minute or So Healer: 500 Quick And Simple Ways to Heal Yourself
Naturally published by Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam.
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