Unfortunately, there are many people who struggle to get a good sleep at night. A good majority around the globe is suffering from a sleeping disorder known as insomnia. There can be many reasons behind it like depression, anxiety to name a few.  To the worst scenario, there are few who have to depend on a sleeping pill for getting the required sleep. While others visit a psychiatrist to get proper treatment. However, not many are aware that epsom salt bath can help in getting sleep. In this week's home remedy, we will discuss how epsom salt bath can help in getting rid of insomnia. Home Remedy Of The Week: Epsom Salt Foot Scrub and Soaking Methods To Get Rid Of Cracked Heels.

Magnesium Sulphate, commonly known as epsom salt, is an inorganic salt. It is ideally used for bathing or as a scrub. Epsom salt when added in water, breaks into two components-magnesium and sulphate.  As per the report published in Psychology Today, magnesium is a chill pill which can help de-stress the mind and body. Athletes take epsom salt bath after intense training to avoid muscle soreness.

Epsom Salt Bath to Beat Insomnia

Epsom salt bath can be referred to as the most effective method to improve sleep. By entering into a bath-tub filled with epsom salt, magnesium gets easily absorbed into the skin, which promotes a feeling of calm and relaxation. Magnesium can immensely contribute in reducing the release of ACTH, which is a hormone that tells adrenal glands to produce cortisol and adrenaline. High level of cortisol increases stress level, which in turn makes sleeping difficult.

People also prefer to take epsom salt bath to treat arthritis pain, reduce swelling in the feet and reduce bruises. People struggling from insomnia should give epsom salt bath a try. However, if you have any skin allergy issue, then consult a skin doctor before trying it. Also, it is very important for a person to stop overthinking, practice meditation and bring positive thoughts in mind to get a good sleep.

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