Herbal supplementation can aide in producing restful, restorative sleep. Choose options that offer best results for you. Check with your doctor before using supplements if you are taking other medications.
Kava Kava: Considered a natural tranquilizer that can reduce anxiety, thereby promoting sleep. Don't take with alcohol, tranquilizers or antidepressants.
Hops: may help relax the nervous system. Don’t use if pregnant; may cause upset stomach in some people.
Valerian Root: reliable treatment for nervousness and insomnia. Mildly unpleasant odor and taste; high doses can cause headaches and grogginess.
Chamomile: soothe nerves and promote relaxation. Beware, if you have hay-fever allergies, you may be allergic to chamomile as well.
Passionflower: calming effect on the central nervous system. Avoid if you are taking medication for hypertension.