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!

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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.

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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

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!
Course Home Remedy


  • 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


Sleepy Dust recipe