Can’t fall back asleep in the middle of the night? This sugar and salt Sleepy Dust recipe could be your cure for insomnia by stress hormones in check!
It’s the middle of the night and you just woke up for no reason. An hour has passed and you are still awake. You are suffering from a case of insomnia. Want an insomnia cure that can actually work? Taking a small dose of this homemade sleepy dust recipe made with special sugars and salt just might bring on some much-needed ZZZZ.
Sugar and salt! Kind of goes against everything you have ever been told right? Keep reading why this mixture actually works!
My Struggle with Insomnia
And forward I go with my ongoing battle with sleep deprivation! Well in truth my sleep cycle has been not so bad lately. That is for what I call my normal sleep cycle. Two weeks ago I actually slept about 5 hours straight every night for 7 nights. I honestly do not remember the last time that happened. For me, that is a Godsend. And in the last few months, I have been sleeping close to 4 hours at a time.
I can hear you say OMG I would be a zombie with such little sleep. Well, I have spent years waking up every 90 to 120 min. Trust me that is not a restorative sleep pattern at all. Sleeping for 4 hours straight has made a huge impact on my health because, for me, that is way more restorative.
Waking up around 3 or 4 AM?
But these 4 hours blocks have sort of brought on a new set of problems though. If I wake up at 4 am it is a little late to take prescribed medication, especially on a weekday when the alarm clock will ring. What to do to get back to sleep but only for 2 or 3 hours more?
That is when my research crossed paths with this sleepy dust recipe. I had a really good laugh after first reading about it and sleepy dust reviews. But I was desperate and gave this sleepy dust for insomnia recipe a shot.
What is Sleepy Dust: Choosing the Right Salt and Sugars
The most important part of this recipe is TO USE UNPROCESSED SUGARS. No white sugar here. At first, I only had the cane sugar and it worked well. It took a while to get a hold of Sucanat, or pure dried sugar cane juice (if in Canada I found it here).
You want raw ingredients with their vitamins and minerals intact which will nourish the cells in the body. Same for the salt. I used this time a natural sea salt but I will be getting an unrefined sea salt soon.
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So does sleepy dust work?
It is not a bulletproof cure for insomnia – if there was such a thing the word “insomnia” would be stripped of the dictionary – but I can definitely say I have seen an improvement: my mind is calmer and my body a bit more relaxed after the sugars and salts have dissolved from under my tongue. So yes, it works!
How on earth can this recipe work? Let’s look at the science behind it.
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How does sleepy dust work?
If your 24 hour body clock – called circadian rhythms – is a bit out of whack, you may have certain hormone levels peaking at the wrong time. Often in the case of “middle of the night insomnia,” it is the stress hormones that can peak at night instead of in the daytime. The body wakes up at this metabolic stress response.
To calm the body back down, you need to recharge your metabolic system. The glucose, along with those precious minerals, acts like a dose of fuel for your mitochondria which powers the cell’s metabolic activities. The sodium helps the cells breathe and transport this new metabolic fuel throughout the body. The stress hormones calm back down and sleep can come much more easily now.
Don’t believe me? I challenge you to give this sleep dust recipe a try as part of your regiment to cure insomnia naturally!
Sleepy Dust Helps to Catch some Zzzzz
- 5 Tablespoons organic cane sugar
- 1 Tablespoon sucanat
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- Mix all the ingredients in a a small jar and keep it on your night table.
- Shake before use and place a few pinches or 1/4 teaspoon of the mixture under your tongue.
- Let it melt and go to sleep!
And read my other posts with insomnia recipes and homemade sleep aid for insomnia as well:
- Try a cup of Golden Milk a day before bed, a wonderful recipe for sleep.
- Add a dropper of Valerian Tincture to a bit of water. This is one of many great valerian root recipes.
- Enjoy a warm cup of this Sedative Herbal Tea mix before going to sleep
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Aren’t cane sugar
and sucanat the same thing? Wondering why you need both….
Excellent question Sarah. Cane sugar is made with only traces of the molasses. It’s unrefined but has been slightly processed. The sucannat is made only from the molasses left over and contains more trace nutrients in it.
I must admit I’m a bit skeptical that a bit of sugar and salt is going to help me sleep, but I’ll definitely give it a shot. I don’t have much trouble falling asleep at bedtime but it seems like every other night I’m up at 3 am and can’t fall back asleep. Maybe this sleepy dust will do the trick 🙂
I was too Michelle, and it is not a cure-all for insomnia for sure, but I have tried this sleepy dust in the middle of the night with some success.
My sleep patterns are not great thanks to our cats, can I give it to them. lol. This is a great post and very informative. Our lifestyles here are quite stressful and fast paced, no wonder the percentages of pour sleep have risen. I am going to rise up to the beat the insomnia challenge, and whip up a brew of this sleepy dust, I will put it next to the pixie dust on the mystery brew shelf.
Have a great weekend!
Ha ha ha not sure giving ti to cats helps (but can try lol). It is not for relaxing a stressed out body before bed this solution, more for middle of the nights wake up. I hope this works for you, le tme know. Hav e af=great weekend too Loreto 🙂
Really interesting! And who doesn’t suffer from insomnia from time to time? So easy — have to give this a try. Thanks!
yeah I don’t thionk anymone is insomnia prone. This is really helpful for middle of the nght wake ups…not if the hamster in the head can’t stop working lol…but I have had success with it. Let me know how it works for you if you try it!
I am such a bad sleeper! I am so going to try this! Thanks Evelyne!
Oh do let me know how it works out Katarina, best for middle of the night wake-ups.
Oh I am SO going to make this!! I go 3 – 4 nights without sleep, then crash. I can use most sleep aid because I can’t eat or drink anything 2 hours before going to bed. But 1/4 tsp under the tongue – that I can handle. And if it works, that would be super awesome!!! I’ll let you know. Gotta go find those ingredients.
Oh so sorry to hear about your sleep complications. My recipe can help. It,s not a miracle cure bt I do think it helps some nights. Fingers crossed for you xx
Great tips and recipes, I will try them and hope it finally will work. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Cecilia and I hope it works for you too. I usually pair it with a dropper of valerian tincture in a bit of water. You can find the recipe for homemade tinctures on my blog too!
What an amazing recipe, Evelyne! I sometimes have troubles falling asleep and this remedy seems powerful!
Thanks Agness. So sad to see how sleep eludes most people. Hope you give this a try for next sleep problems you have.
Oh I need this in my life for all the reasons. I sleep really less too and OMG, that sugar! Like gold!!
Please give it a try then and let me know. I usually take a a dropper of valerian root first with water followed by this.
I’ve not heard of anything like this before, not sure I could sleep with all that sugar though!
I was not a believer either….its about the right sugars. And it 2 pinches under the tongue. I dare you to try it 😉
I don’t sleep well either—the hubby blames it on the hours of blue light from the computer in the evening. Melatonin helps me fall asleep, but not stay asleep. What an unusual concoction—glad it’s working for you!
Oh yeah blue screen is a killer. Best cure is not doing it but check out this download, been using it for years https://justgetflux.com/
Wow what a fascinating recipe! I’d have never thought that sugar would be involved in a recipe to help sleep. I am a very light sleeper but love my sleep. I’m talking 8-9 hours though, I couldn’t exist on 4 hours.
8-9 hours, that happens to me like 3 times a year, foreign concept lol. Jealous! Well this recipe might help you sleep a bit deeper perhaps!
This is really cool, though I might have to get up again to brush the teeth .-//
The whole point is to NOT get out of bed. A couple of pinches under the tongue…your teeth will be fine 😉 hi hi
Sadly this would not work for me as I’m sucrose intolerant. But so glad you’ve found something that works for you.
Can you have honey? A high quality unrefined honey could work, I would dissolve the salt in it and take it in liquid form with a mall spoon?