Hyperactivity is known as ADHD or Attention deficit disorder. This is a condition which over stimulates a person’s brain to such an extent that his or her’s daily regular activities suffer as they are not able to focus on their tasks. Mostly children are found to suffer from this syndrome which makes them abnormally active.
This condition makes them weak in academics and they also suffer from sleep deprivation. Many children who suffer from this condition are referred to counselling sessions with therapist. There are very few severe cases where medication for calming is administered. In this segment we will discuss various natural remedies that can work in tandem with such medication and counselling to treat Hyperactivity.
Natural Ways To Cure Hyperactivity
Yoga & Physical Activities
Yoga is a combination of physical exercises, breathing techniques and meditation. This makes yoga a perfect activity to be included in everyday’s schedule. Whenever a person feels hyper, deep breathing and meditation helps in calming the mind down. Other physical activities like exercises and sports are another way to vent out the hyperactivity.
Heavy physical activities tire the body out and can greatly help in controlling the hyperactive state. Indulging in yoga and exercises in the morning and in the evening can benefit a hyperactive person by keeping him calm during the day and getting a good night sleep in the night respectively.
Chamomile is an ancient remedy that has been used in many cultures for relieving insomnia, infections and stomach troubles. This tea is a well known anti-oxidant. Many studies have shown that chamomile also have anti-anxiety and nerve calming properties.
It acts as a mild sedative and a cup of this tea right before bed can help you in sleeping well. In fact it is recommended for insomnia. Of course it is not as instantaneous in action as sleeping pills but at the same time it is also much lower on the risk scale.
Smell is one of the senses that god has bestowed upon humans. It is an amazing ability which helps us in many ways. A pleasant smell always lifts our spirits up. There are some aromas that can put our mind at ease and calm anxiety. Recognizing this ability of aromas, aroma therapy has gained a lot of popularity as an alternative treatment for anxiety, depression and hyperactivity.
Aromas like vanilla, lavender and rose are known for their calming effects. You can use them in variety of ways, for e.g. incense sticks, essential oils and potpourri. Taking bath in water infused with these oils or lighting up the incense sticks in your bedroom can prove to be very beneficial.
Omega 3 Diet
Food rich in Omega 3 Fatty acids and protein is recommended for people suffering from hyperactivity. Any food item that is readily converted into energy should be avoided as they fuel this condition. Therefore, intake of carbohydrates in form of glucose, sugar laden food items, chips, flour, jams and potatoes should be minimized.
Lentils, beans, salmon, sea cod, eggs and yogurt are some protein rich food items. Proteins are the building blocks of the body and therefore the entire portion of a protein meal does not convert itself into energy but in repair of body tissue and production of new cells.
For a person suffering from hyperactivity, maintaining a strict schedule of activities can help immensely. Make a schedule right from waking up, meal, recreational to sleep time. When you follow the same schedule everyday, the biological clock gets conditioned automatically.
Your mind knows what to expect at what time and therefore begins to co-operate. Make a fixed routine like taking bath, having a cup of chamomile tea or just relaxing with a book before going to sleep. This will set a tone for your nap times making it easier to sleep.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.