These all-natural sleep remedies bring new meaning to a good night's rest

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Natural Ways to Get Better Sleep
Insomniacs and all those who are forever sleep deprived -- listen up! We all have those days where sleep just seems so far out of reach, if not nearly impossible. Needless to say, it's never fun and the morning after is even less enjoyable. But with so many supposed sleep remedy ideas floating around in the world, how do we know which ones actually work -- and better yet, which ones are good for us?

After all, sleeping pills certainly aren't everyones favorite go-to when it comes to getting a good nights rest. Some can be unpredictable and even scary when it comes to the side effects. So today, in order to help you get a good nights rest, we've got five natural remedies that will make sleep better than ever before.

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1) Wild lettuce

Good for calming restlessness and reducing anxiety.

2) Hops

Can be used as a mild sedative for anxiety and insomnia.

3) Aromatherapy

A cheap, nontoxic way to slip into slumber.

4) Meditation

Yoga or stretching followed by simple meditation will do wonders.

5) Valerian

Improves deep sleep, speed of falling asleep, and overall quality of sleep.

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These all-natural sleep remedies bring new meaning to a good night's rest

Lavender 

The scent of lavender is known to be very relaxing and can help you get to sleep at night. 

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Shut off the screens

Avoid being on your computer, phone or e-reader before going to sleep. Studies have shown the use of these items before bed can decrease the quality of your sleep.

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Melatonin supplements 

Taking sleeping pills sounds scary to many people, but melatonin supplements are like a sleep vitamin, giving you a little extra of the naturally produced hormone. 

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Stick to a schedule

Going to sleep and waking at the same time every day helps your natural sleep/wake cycle. You sleep much better when you go to bed when actually drowsy and wake naturally at the same time each day. 

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Exercise 

Regular exercise, even as little as 20 mins a day can help you sleep better at night. 

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Skip the afternoon nap

Taking a nap during the day can exasperate insomnia for many people. 

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