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Herbs To Help Sleep

Sleep is ultimate resource to great health, yet the hours of sleep we get each night has declined over the years — hundred years ago, ten to nine and a half hours was the day’s average; after the 1950s, the average dropped to eight and a half hours; and in this 21st Century it’s seven hours. As sleep is so important to our overall well-being the sleep industry has gathered a momentum in past few years. But you cannot deny the fact that even the most effective prescription sleep drugs available at drug stores have their downside: prohibitive costs, limited access and side-effects. Considering the fact, numerous people turn to herbs, which are in use for hundreds of years and have been tested by naturopaths and herbalists verses the average 6 months of lab testing for the standard pharmaceutical.

Try Some of the Herbs For Restful of Sleep, Naturally

Herbs to Help Sleep


Valerian root has a long been known as mild sedative. Taken on daily basis, valerian reduces the quantity of time to quality of sleep. Valerian combined with hops also has strong effect on sleeplessness, according to a study published in the journal ‘Sleep’. It is also sometimes combined with kava-kava; avoid using the combination if you have diagnosed kidney or liver problems. Taking valerian for long term insomnia might not give you expected results. If the problem lasts more than 2 weeks then you need more medical assistance along with the herb to sleep.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm, better known as Melissa officinalis is a folk medicine used for relaxation. The herb has been in use since middle ages you can take it as a supplement or drink it as tea. It has a soft, refreshing citrus smell; people keep that inside their dream pillows for a sound sleep. By inducing mental relaxation and improving mood it indirectly encourages sleep. the herb is also useful to people having cognitive disease.

Passion Flower

Passion flower or Passiflora incarnate plant grown in the tropical regions of the America where it was extensively used by the Aztecs. Its leaves have a mild flavour that help reduce anxiety and associated sleeplessness but won’t cause tiredness in the morning. There are many varieties of passionflowers existing but not all the varieties are good for medical use. Be very sure the herb you are taking is Passiflora incarnate as other may be dangerous to your health.


Chamomile is one of the well known sleep aid, but in many clinical studies the herb did not come out as an effective remedy for chronic insomnia. Does it prescribed for psychological benefits due to its luscious scent or it really indirectly promote sleep by improving mental calmness? According to Pennsylvania researchers, Chamomile reduces the symptoms of generalize anxiety disorder and thus it is helpful also for sleep.


Most people get so tired drinking a very small amount of hops. It’s been in use as a sedative and sleep aid for ages. As a Traditional Chinese Medicine it is given to insomnia patience’s. In a clinical study, preparation of hops and valerian was found an intelligent alternative to benzodiazepine for the treatment of non-chronic and non-psychiatric sleep disorders. The sleep inducing herb – HOPS is definitely worth a try.