12 Herbs For Relaxation, Stress Relief, And Common Sleep Disorders

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2. California Poppy

California poppy is a mild sedative that can help to relax you just enough so that you can fall asleep more easily. If you find that this herb is not strong enough, add some valerian or lavender to your tea to help you fall asleep faster than counting sheep.

 

3. Valerian

The root from valerian plants have long been used as a sedative and in anti-anxiety treatments. This is a common ingredient in many over-the-counter products that are designed to be sleep aides. Valerian improves the quality of sleep while helping you to fall asleep more quickly. This is most commonly consumed as a tea, but it is also available in supplement form. If you choose a supplement, start with the smallest possible dose.

 

4. Chamomile

This is perhaps the most common herbal sleep aid in the world. This herb has been used for thousands of years as it reduces feelings of anxiety and induces sleep. Even the FDA considers chamomile to be safe with no side effects. This is commonly sold in a tea form. Drink one cup of chamomile tea 30 to 45 minutes before your bedtime.

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