This is perhaps the most well-known alternative remedy for insomnia - and a gamut of other health woes.
Aromatherapy is supposed to calm your senses, and, depending on the type of essential oil being used, induce a state of relaxation. This is supposed to make it easier for you to fall asleep after a stressful day.
Popular essential oils for inducing calm and sleep are lavender, chamomile and mandarin.
Usage: You can use aromatherapy in many ways. One of the most common methods is to warm up the essential oil in a burner to diffuse the scent. Alternatively, drip a few drops onto your pillow or bedsheets. Some even prefer to add a drop of lavender essential oil to a non-scented body lotion and massage it into their skin before they go to bed.
Cost: Essential oils vary in pricing, depending on their source and purity. For example, a 10ml bottle of lavender essential oil can cost anywhere between $20 to over $50.