Herbal Remedies for Better Sleep

Sleep is crucial to our health it conditions our well-being, our mood and can sometimes the lack of sleep can lead to dangerous consequences. spending a few sleepless nights occasionally is nothing to worry about, a chronic lack of sleep can however, disrupt all daily activities and be responsible for a disruption of school activities (especially among elementary students and college), difficulties at work (absenteeism, lack of performance), daily accidents due to lack of vigilance, fatigue such as accidents on the road or work accidents.! Sleep disorders are numerous but the most common, since it affects about 10% of French people, is insomnia. So to regain quality sleep, here are some tips to understand and fight against insomnia.

Sleep is crucial to our health it conditions our well-being, our mood and can sometimes the lack of sleep can lead to dangerous consequences. spending a few sleepless nights occasionally is nothing to worry about, a chronic lack of sleep can however, disrupt all daily activities and be responsible for a disruption of school activities (especially among elementary students and college), difficulties at work (absenteeism, lack of performance), daily accidents due to lack of vigilance, fatigue such as accidents on the road or work accidents.! Sleep disorders are numerous but the most common, since it affects about 10% of French people, is insomnia. So to regain quality sleep, here are some tips to understand and fight against insomnia.

Hops

Hops (Humulus lupulus) are traditionally used to brew beer and to date there have been few studies of their use, usually in combination with valerian. Improvements in subjective sleep quality and quality of life equivalent to that with benzodiazepine use, but with fewer side-effects and without a withdrawal reaction, have been reported. The exact biochemical substance is unknown but a volatile oil, such as 2-methyl-3-butene- 2-ol, may be a likely candidate. Possible adverse reactions include allergy, menstrual disturbances, and the potentiation of other sedatives and alcohol.

Chia seeds

The chia seed is a super food, its use goes back to the old Aztec empire! The chia is a plant native to Mexico that belongs to the Lamiaceae family.

This seed was consumed by the Aztecs and Mayans who considered it as a basic element of their diet and for their medicinal properties. They were also ground and ground to make Pinole, a chia, fruit and vegetable drink.

When the Spaniards landed, they put an end to the cultivation of the chia seed. However, in the 1990s, this one is used again in South America in the creation of the “Chia fresca”; it is a drink made from chia seeds, water, lemon juice and sugar.

Chia is a great help to regulate sleep and fight against insomnia. Indeed the chia seed contains tryptophan, an amino acid that increases the level of melatonin which is considered as the “sleep hormone”.

Aromatherapy

Lavender is the trick here, as studies have proven that it aids in sleep. It’s also an inexpensive, nontoxic way to slip into a peaceful slumber. Find a spray with real lavender and spritz it on your pillow before bedtime, or buy a lavender-filled pillow.

Valerian

Valerian is one of the most common sleep remedies for insomnia. Numerous studies have found that valerian improves deep sleep, speed of falling asleep, and overall quality of sleep. However, it’s most effective when used over a longer period of time. Keep in mind that about 10 percent of the people who use it actually feel energized, which may keep them awake. If that happens to you, take valerian during the day. Otherwise, take 200 to 800 milligrams before bed.

Passion Flower

Passion flower is one of the best sleep supplements for deep sleep. Passion flower is a popular supplement and tea that has been found very effective for helping to relieve both anxiety and insomnia. What passion flower does is to boost the level of sleep promoting GABA in the brain. Passion flower also helps to quiet brain activity, helping individuals relax, quiet the mind, and sleep better. In a 2004 study of 40 individuals with insomnia, passion flower proved to enhance sleep significantly more than the placebo.

It has also been found to be highly effective for relieving anxiety, depression, and insomnia in women going through menopause.