A very common problem affecting the majority of world population these days is that of sleeplessness or insomnia. Medical studies have proven that a good night’s sleep is very important to keep the body healthy and the mind alert; yet more and more people are finding it difficult to sleep for straight seven hours given the increasing stress in professional and personal lives.
As a result, most resort to use of sleeping pills and antidepressants that can be addictive and harmful in the long run. Herbs are not only natural but also efficient in treating insomnia.
Effective Herbal Remedies For Sleeplessness
Suan Zao Ren
Suan Zao Ren is a Chinese herb popularly used for treating insomnia. The herb is found growing in parts of north China and is a small plant with thorns. It is a great aid in reducing stress and calming the agitated nerves, both of which contribute to sleeplessness. It can also be used for treating insomnia in people suffering from liver and heart conditions. The herb is consumed in supplement form and can be used long term as well because it has no side effects.
Valerian has long been used in treating insomnia because it is acts directly on the central nervous system by soothing the agitated nerves and by relaxing the tensed muscles in the body. The herb can be consumed in tea form for treating sleeplessness.
Drink 200 ml of valerian tea 45 minutes before your bedtime; this will reduce the time it takes for you to sleep. The herb has absolutely no side effects and will not leave you with a hangover when you get up the next day unlike some of the prescription medications for the condition.
Kava or kava kava is a native of South Pacific Islands and its herbal tea is a popular drink among the local population. The roots of the herb are used in preparation of the herbal tea that is a known sedative.The herb contains compounds called kavalactones that are psychoactive in nature and help with muscle relaxation, sedating the nerves and helping you fall asleep sooner. Drink 2-3 cups of kava herbal tea daily to sleep better and longer.
An Mien Pien
An Mien Pien is another Chinese herb that is used in the treatment of sleeplessness and its literal translation is “calm sleep tablet”. The herb is very effective in the treatment of insomnia regardless of its cause. It is especially beneficial for people who also suffer from stress, depression, anxiety and tension along with sleeplessness. Herbal supplement of an mien pien can cure insomnia in people who suffer from heartburns and hallucinations.
Lime blossom is specifically used in the treatment of disorders of the central nervous system because the herb calms, relaxes and tones the disturbed nerves in our body.By relaxing the nerves it lowers the tension and stress in the body and mind thereby helping you sleep better at night. Lime blossom is available in oil form and can be mixed with jojoba oil before use. Mix the two oils and sprinkle them lightly on your bed and pillow 20 minutes before you hit the bed.