Sleep is a very important aspect of our lives and yet so many of us struggle with getting an adequate amount. Natural sleeping remedies can assist you getting the rest you need and, considering the number of hours the average person spends working or putting the body through rigorous routines of day-to-day life, it’s important for the body to have time to recharge. Lack of good sleep may impact the levels of possible productivity resulting in sloppy work, lack of concentration for daily duties, or even a sour mood. Sound like a problem you have? There are several natural remedies for sleep you can use in a bid to control this situation!
Natural Herbal Remedies for Sleep
An excellent way to address proper sleep is to use herbal remedies. One herb that is known to be good in supporting people who have sleeping issues is Valerian. This herb offers a healthy solution for insomnia and general sleeplessness in that it helps to relax nerves and muscles, enabling the body to rest more easily. Valerian is known to help the mind relax and is safe to use to address sleep issues as it is non-habit forming. Try using this herb in a tincture form that’s easy to store in a bedside table or in an over-night bag.Kava Kava is another herb that one can use as a natural remedy for sleep. It is known for its ability help you get restful sleep as well as alleviating migraines because of the peaceful and sedative feeling it provides. Kava helps to ease the mind, allowing you to stop ticking through your list of things to do the next day and get a good night’s rest. Note that because of its powerful nature, taking large doses over extended periods of time can have adverse effects on the liver. While this herb provides an outlet for better rest, it does not interfere with concentration the day after it is taken. Our favorite Kava Kava products are from Kroeger Herb and are available in a tincture or a concentrated capsule.
Other Herbal Remedies for Sleep
Ginseng has shown promise in assisting with sleep by countering symptoms of anxiety or stress when used long-term. Ginseng is an adaptogenic herb; these amazing herbs provide the body with what it needs. (Want to learn more about adaptogens? See this post where you can learn more about how they can assist you in getting better sleep, boosting mood and immune health, and even addressing sexual dysfunction!) Lemon balm has also been noted for its ability to ease conditions like stress or irritability and is an excellent remedy to consider as a hot tea before bed. Chamomile is also effective as a tea at bedtime and has a relaxing effect on the system, helping you to achieve more restful sleep.
Want to learn more about how you can rest more soundly and log more hours snoozing? Take a look at this blog post that outlines essential oils to help you sleep. Beyond these single herbs there are herbal combinations that can help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Some of our favorites include Serenity and SLP (sleep) tea but we have an entire section of our website devoted to getting a good night’s sleep.
Rest is important as it keeps your immune system healthy, your mood brighter, and your body performing at its best. Simple things like exercise and proper hydration may also play a role in achieving restful sleep so don’t discount the small stuff!