There are many herbal sleep remedies for relaxation and insomnia! From fast-acting tinctures, to gradual methods like capsules and teas, there is bound to be a remedy that suits your sleepytime needs.
Try these natural herbal remedies and rest assured that you will be sleeping soundly in no time:
Chamomile tea is well-known for its soothing properties. It helps relieve anxiety, restlessness, and sleeplessness, and can be used by both children and adults. A cup of chamomile tea before bed can help relax a nervous mind.
Skullcap has been traditionally used to treat insomnia as it has sedative qualities that promote muscle relaxation and the calming of nerves. This herb is ideal for those who have trouble falling asleep.
3. Valerian root
Valerian root is one of the most common and effective herbal sleep remedies for insomnia. Due to its high calcium levels, it can help improve deep sleep, the speed of falling asleep, and the overall quality of sleep. It is most effective when used over a longer period of time.
Passionflower boosts the brain’s levels of a chemical called GABA, which lowers your brain activity and helps you mellow out. Teas containing passionflower can be used to help those with mild sleep irregularities, especially due to mental worry, overwork, or nervous exhaustion.
Lavender is highly recommended for use before bedtime for those who suffer from sleeplessness. Lotions, oils, and teas are great ways to use lavender for children and adults alike.
Hops has traditionally been used as a sedative specifically for insomnia or restlessness due to worry or nerve weakness. It can be taken as a tincture or tea; hops pillows are also popular sleep aids.
7. Wild Lettuce
Wild lettuce is a mild sedative used for acute and chronic insomnia and restlessness; because it is so mild, it is a safe and popular option for children.
There are many other herbs to help with sleep, including melatonin, St. John’s wort, kava kava, California poppy, Linden flowers, catnip, and more.
These herbal remedies are often safer with fewer side effects than over-the-counter medications and will help you get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night!
Fall asleep, stay asleep, and relax – the herbs are here to help.