OK, so this sounds like the story my parents used to tell me that if you can put salt on the tail of a bird you can catch it…. now they’re saying if you put salt on your tongue (with a drink of water) you can sleep.
A friend recently referred me to a book Water for Health, for Healing, for Life by F. Batmanghedlidj, MD.
Here’s an exerpt from it:
“Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic. If you drink a full glass of water, then put a few grains of salt on your tongue and let it stay there, you will fall into a natural, deep sleep. Don’t use salt on your tongue unless you also drink water. Repeated use of salt by itself might cause nosebleeds. Routine intake of water and the addition of some salt to the diet will regulate sleep pattern.”
And then I noticed the following article on Dr Mercola’s site… citing salt as a natural antidepressant. Interesting.
Knowing that depression and insomnia have a link too… I think it’s worth a try.
Don’t forget to use a good quality salt… where the mineral balance is good.
And I’d love to hear some feedback on this. My friend says she has tried it, and it worked… but I’d like to see a lot more responses.
Write back and tell me how you go, both good and bad, please!
And is it like sleeping at the beach? Crashing waves? Salty sea? Just kidding.