The tissue salts are natural sleep remedies that few people are familiar with.
Yet they are safe, easy to take, non-addictive and cost very little.
So let me tell you more about them.
The cells of the body contain 12 different vital minerals that the body requires in order for the cells to function properly. These are known as cell salts, and if any of these become depleted, then normal cellular function is disturbed.
The tissue salts are homeopathically prepared cell salts that stimulate cell function and provide the body with the nutrients it needs.
They differ from regular mineral supplements in that they are absorbed directly into the cells of the body, rather than just adding to the body's mineral reserves.
The tissue salt pills are extremely dilute, but very powerful due to their ability to be assimilated by the body without passing through the digestive tract (they dissolve in the mouth). This makes the tissue salts extremely effective.
There are several tissue salts that can specifically help with sleep disorders. It is important to look at the type of sleep disturbance you are experiencing, and choose the best tissue salt or tissue salt combination for your particular symptoms.
Kali Phos (full name Potassium Phosphate)
This is a great tonic for insomnia that stems from over-excitement, stress, worry, anxiety, mental overwork or any nervous cause. Kali Phos is vital for the nervous system and the brain cells and so works well for any nervous symptoms.
Kali Phos is also a great constitutional remedy for those who are naturally prone to being more highly strung and find it difficult to relax.
Mag Phos (full name Magnesium Phosphate)
This tissue salt is also connected with the nervous system and supplements the action of Kali Phos. Mag Phos is a nerve relaxant and so will also assist with nerve pains and cramps.
Kali Phos and Mag Phos taken together make a great natural sleep remedy.
There are other tissue salts that may assist sleep in others ways, depending upon the reason for your sleeplessness. Here are some examples:
Ferr Phos - this tissue salt also complements Kali Phos when poor sleep is due to worry. Good for those who are drowsy in the afternoon but unable to sleep at night.
Nat Mur - for those who have a constant desire to sleep in the morning and don't find sleep refreshing
Nat Sulph - for those who have many anxious dreams that disturb sleep
Calc Phos - for those who find it hard to wake in the morning
Nat Phos - for those who scream in their sleep or have digestive disturbances such as acidity that interrupt sleep
You can take tissue salts in any combination depending upon the reasons for your sleeplessness. Overall, I find a great combination is Kali Phos, Mag Phos and Ferr Phos.
You can buy the tissue salts individually or in ready-made combinations to suit particular ailments.
The tissue salts come in the form of small tablets that dissolve on the tongue.
The most common dosage is one tablet four times a day for chronic conditions, but they can be taken every half hour if a condition is acute.
In the case of insomnia, I would suggest take the tissue salts every 2 hours for the first day, and then cut back to a maintenance dose of 1 tablet four times a day.
The salts are completely safe and so you cannot overdose, but there is no benefit in talking more than you need. (The only tissue salt that needs care is Silica, as this should not be taken by those with implants of any kind).
As mentioned, you can buy some ready-made combinations where there is more than one tissue salt in each tablet. However, if you are taking more than one individual remedy you will need to take them in alternation.
So if you are taking both Kali Phos and Mag Phos in separate pills for example, take them alternately approximately half to one hour apart, 4 times a day.
An important thing to remember when taking the tissue salts is that the mouth needs to be free of other contaminants, so take them at least a quarter of an hour away from eating, drinking (anything other than water), and cleaning the teeth.
There are many other natural ways to help you sleep. Improving your sleep and overcoming insomnia can be a multilevel process.
As someone who lived with poor sleep for many years, I have learned a lot about sleep and in particular natural sleep remedies, so have a look at my other pages for more information. Happy Dreaming!
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