The Five Best Herbal Remedies for Insomnia

by Roohi

Have difficulty falling asleep at night? Wake up exhausted after a night's sleep? Tired and sleepy during daytime? Try these herbal remedies for insomnia.

Sleep is important for all of us. If we don't sleep well, we feel exhausted throughout the day. We find it difficult to concentrate on the task at hand during daytime. As a result of this, our work gets affected. Our relationships and our social life get affected. Also, don't forget, our health tends to suffer as well.

If you are not getting enough sleep, you have a disorder called insomnia. Symptoms of insomnia include finding it hard to sleep, waking up in the middle of the night, waking up too early in the morning, not feeling rested after a full night's sleep, feeling exhausted during the day, feeling depressed and irritated, and difficulties focusing on the task at hand.

Of course, antihistamines and prescription sleeping pills do help you sleep. However, there is always a danger of getting addicted to these medications. This means that your body and your mind will get so used to these medications that you just won't be able to sleep without popping one of these.

So, the best thing to do is to try out some natural ways of falling asleep. Take a look at some of the best herbal remedies for insomnia that are surely going to help you relax and get a good night's sleep.

Hyland's Calms Forte Sleep Aid

This is a homeopathic medicine for better sleep. Since it is homeopathic, there will be no side-effects. It is also not habit forming, so it is quite safe that way too. The medicine is quite effective at relieving anxiety, stress and nervous tension. These factors can have a major effect on your sleep. Sleep aid calms your mind and nerves and helps you relax and fall asleep easily.

Hyland's Calms Forte Sleep Aid, 100 Tablets (Pack of 3)

Homeopathic. 100% Natural. No side effects. Stress relief. Non-habit forming. Calms Forte tablets work quickly to help ease the symptoms of occasional sleeplessness due to simpl...

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Yogi Bedtime Herbal Tea Supplement

This herbal tea supplement from Yogi is quite useful to get a restful night's sleep. It is a combination of various herbs that are effective in inducing relaxation and sleep. These herbs include valerian, chamomile, St. John's Wort, passion flower, and stevia leaf. These herbs calm nervousness and restlessness and will have a positive effect on your overall mood, things that are sure going to get you sleepy. So, try this unique blend of herbs for insomnia and wake up feeling refreshed after a night long sleep.

Yogi Bedtime, Herbal Tea Supplement, 16-Count Tea Bags (Pack of 6)

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Native Remedies Triple Complex Sleep Tonic

This completely natural product contains specific biochemic tissue salts. Basically, tissue salts are minerals that are required for good health by the body. Sleep Tonic is not only good for insomnia but also for maintaining a healthy sleep pattern. The sleep drops will relax the body and produce all the hormones required for healthy sleep. Not a herb but definitely quite useful as a sleep aid.

Native Remedies Triple Complex Sleep Tonic for Ongoing Healthy Sleep Patterns (360 Tablets)

Sleep Tonic is a 100% natural, safe and proven remedy for encouraging ongoing, healthy sleep patterns and is a natural sleep tonic. Sleep Tonic is formulated by our Clinical Psy...

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Sleep Valerian & Passion Flower Herbal Drink

This is an herbal tonic containing valerian, passion flower, skullcap, German chamomile, Ashwagandha, and elder flower. These are all ingredients that calm and restore the balance of the nervous system. If stress, obsessive thinking or exhaustion is making it difficult for you to fall asleep, try this herbal tonic.

Sleep Valerian & Passion Flower Herbal Drink - A natural remedy for insomnia, 230ml(8.1oz)

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Nature Made Liquid Softgel Sleep Natural Sleep Aid

This natural softgel capsule contains melatonin, a hormone that plays an important role in the sleep-wake cycle of the human body. Now this one is a naturally occurring hormone in the human body. Taking melatonin as a dietary supplement can actually improve your sleep quality. You will wake up feeling rested and refreshed. The product also contains l-theanine, an ingredient found in the green tea. This ingredient is believed to provide the relaxing effects of green tea. So, basically, if you use this sleep aid, you will be sleeping much more peacefully.

Nature Made Liquid Softgel Sleep Natural Sleep Aid, 30-Count

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Buy these Natural Remedies for Sleeplessness

Now, these are five of the best herbal remedies for insomnia or sleeplessness. Pick one and use it consistently to enjoy better sleep at night. Keep in mind, however, that you also probably need to bring about changes in your lifestyle. So, stay active, keep your stress under control, avoid eating just before bedtime, avoid caffeine and alcohol, and make your bedroom as comfortable and relaxing as possible. So, try these remedies for insomnia and stay rested and refreshed.

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Updated: 11/28/2012, Roohi
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Roohi on 11/06/2013

cmoneyspinner, Yes, light therapy is quite effective for treating insomnia.

cmoneyspinner on 11/06/2013

Light Therapy really works!!!

Roohi on 03/25/2013

Very true, Mira. Poor sleep habits is one of the major reasons why people find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Besides the caffeine, a heavy dinner taken just before going to bed is another major mistake that most people make here.

Mira on 03/25/2013

I came back to your article. These are all great plants to help you unwind and fall asleep, but, as you say, not overdoing it on caffeine is also something people can try. We can't expect the body to be pumped up one minute and fully relaxed the next. But that's what we do: we feel we need our caffeine, so we overdo it, and then we can't fall asleep :)

Roohi on 11/17/2012

Thanks, Mira! Yes, if we only look around, we can find such wonderful purely natural products for sleep disorders. Natural, herbal, and completely safe. These can easily be tried by anyone for getting a good night's sleep.

Mira on 11/17/2012

This is great advice, Roohi! You will be helping a lot of people.

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