7 Natural Remedies For Anxiety, Stress and Sleep.
Many natural solutions to treat your mental health without resorting to medication or hemp CBD are available. It's up to you to find the one that suits you best.
Whether it's money, family, health, or work, panic attacks are not far away when anxious people start to worry. Although a Canadian study has just established a link between anxiety and intelligence, "High intelligence: A risk factor for psychological and physiological over excitabilities," you may be looking for a natural solution to calm your bouts of stress. Here are some ideas to avoid going through the medication box:
Chamomile and Green Tea
Chamomile infusions have the same effect on the brain as valium, blocking specific receptors. If you feel the anxiety rising, brew yourself a cup of chamomile or take a few drops of the essential oil—guaranteed soothing effect. The same goes for green tea, which can slow the heart rate and lower blood pressure. For centuries, both herbs have been part of our grandmothers' well-being family heirloom recipes.
Nothing could be funkier than a good workout when you're on edge. Physical activity has an antidepressant and anti-anxiety effect that can boost your morale and fight the dark thoughts that run around in your head. Regular exercise will also increase your self-esteem and well-being, giving you one less reason to stress. A daily 10 min fitness program will positively change your brain connections.
Various studies, cited by the US site Health, have demonstrated the relaxing effect of lavender. This potent "emotional anti-inflammatory" is used in waiting rooms or offered to students before exams to reduce their anxiety levels. But be careful not to overdo it, a lavender extract is very potent, and too much can cloud your mind.
A few breathing exercises can calm you down very quickly.
First, empty your lungs in a long and slow exhale.
2- Inhale by your nose for a count of four.
3- Hold your breath for a count to seven.
4- Slowly breathe out for a count of eight with your mouth only.
5- Catch your breath and feel the difference
Please, respect the timing because the exhaling time needs to be twice as long as the inhaling time to avoid keeping extra air in your stomach.
Repeat this exercise 2 or 3 times but take a 30-sec break between each set. If you feel dizzy, stop and find more information about this exercise.
This technique is effective because you can't breathe deeply and be anxious simultaneously. You can do this exercise anywhere, anytime, and it only takes 5 minutes to feel much better.
People with anxiety tend to skip meals, especially breakfast because that causes low choline levels and increased stress. Instead of ignoring that meal, choose foods high in protein, such as eggs, that will help you feel fuller.
You will undoubtedly have noticed: the cold tends to accentuate your muscular tensions. To reduce anxiety, choose an environment warm enough to relax your body. A sauna, a hot bath, tea are all good to raise the temperature by a few degrees and increase your well-being.
Meditation and Sleep
A growing number of studies have looked at the antidepressant effect of meditation. Its soothing properties are beneficial for people with anxiety. By devoting a few minutes a day to simply realizing the present moment, you leave less room for everyday pressures. Why does it help? Breathing is a quick relaxation technique used everywhere when you feel stress rising (at the office, in the car).
As soon as you breathe deeply, with an expiration longer than the inspiration, the body relaxes physiologically, while breathing too short maintains anxiety. By focusing on breathing, we also forget the parasitic thoughts.