Herbal Sleep Remedies

Dont allow sleep problems to get the better of you. Try these herbal sleep remedies to help you get the restful sleep that your body require.

Half the world is awake and so are you yet you have reason to fret because you belong to the other half who should be sleeping.  You toss and turn, finding the comfortable spot that will enable your body to fully relax and allow sleep to envelop you, but it seems to be a hopeless scenario and sleep seem so far off.  You end up with eyes wide open watching the clock tick away the minutes and you worry further that the morning sunlight will still find you in this awake state.

If you can relate to this situation, you probably worry that your insomnia is becoming a stressful condition.  And you worry further what to do about it as you have tried almost every trick available to put your body to sleep.  For some people though who are in the same situation as you are, they have turned to herbal sleep remedies to help them go to sleep as alternative to the over the counter sleeping pills which are almost infamous because of some negative effects that you have probably heard about. True, there are some herbal products with some that could even be found in your kitchen that could help you go to bed and sleep restfully at night.

Herbal Sleep Remedies

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is the most popular herbal sleep remedy.  It is actually a mild sedative that helps you relax but without being addictive nor leaving you with a ‘hangover’ feeling when you get up in the morning.  You still wake up feeling refreshed the next day after a good night’s sleep.  The taste and smell are both unpleasant that’s why these herb is commonly available in capsule form for easy ingesting.

Hops (Humulus lupulus) is better known as an ingredient in beer making but it is also effective for mild insomnia cases.  It could be used in herbal sleep pillows or it could be taken as tea or as tincture.

Kava (Piper methysticum), which is the national drink in Fiji is well known with the Polynesian people as drink the promote deep sleep.  It soothe the nerves allowing the body to relax and fall into a deep sleep, yet care must be exercise because it cause mild euphoria.  It is also not advisable to be taken together with alcohol and is it prohibited to those with liver problems.

Chamomile is also associated with good sleep because of its ability to soothe the nerves and relax the muscles.  Many people took to drinking chamomile as a tea without being aware that their improved sleep pattern is probably brought about by chamomile.

So, if you find it hard to easily fall asleep at night, consider these herbal sleep remedies to give you a restful sleep and take you to dreamland easier than you could imagine.