Limit Alcohol, Try Chamomile Tea Instead

teaDon’t rely on alcohol to self-medicate for insomnia. Try a healthier alternative like chamomile tea, which is known for its mild sedative effect (Srivastava et al., 2010).

The science:  While alcohol has been shown to help you fall asleep faster, once it has been metabolized by your body you might experience more waking during the second half of your night. Further studies have shown that tolerance to alcohols sedative effects develops after 3 nights (Williams & Salamy, 1972).