Natural Supplements for Sleep
Sleep has been a topic among friends and I for quite some time. It seems that the immense amount of stress, screen time, lack of exercise, and poor diet are leading a majority of us into a downward spiral with our sleep schedules. Personally, I have the once a month bout of insomnia, but luckily I do not experience extreme lack of sleep. I try to utilize a good diet, exercise and limited screen time as a way to keep myself on schedule. However, for most people struggling its not enough and they may benefit from additional natural supplements for sleep.
I did some research on natural supplements for sleep to encourage z’s. Although these remedies may not work for everyone, it is possible that paired with a good diet, exercise and a consistent schedule they could encourage a new path to a restful night.
For more information see our article – Benefits of Chamomile Flower Extract
This fragrant and beautiful herbal flower is used not just in teas, but tinctures, soaps, food preparation and even sold in oral capsules. When taken, this flower can calm nerves and anxiety when in stressful situations. It can also be used right before bed to relax and sooth you into a sleep. The best part, this flower is non habit forming and can be taken only when needed, or used every day.
A plant that produces flowers originally found in Europe and Asia. The root of this plant is used to create teas that relax body and mind to help you drift off into sleep. It is also used to calm menstruation cramping, headaches, and relieve anxiety. Tea is one of the most comment ways this root is taken, however you can now find it in capsule form, and as a quick reliever in tincture form.
An unusual but beautiful looking flower that grows on a vine in Central and South America. Originally used as a sedative in traditional medicine practice. This flower not only induces sleep, but can relieve Fibromyalgia, muscle spasms or cramps, seizures, anxiety, asthma. It has the ability to calm receptors, and treats a multitude of symptoms. You can find this plant in tea form, and no-fuss capsules.
Magnesium is one of the most common mineral deficiency issues in men and women today. It is estimated that 50 percent of adults are lacking in this mineral. Those who have this deficiency can have insomnia, mood or stress behaviors, muscle tightness, and imbalance in the immune system. Our bodies are not able to produce it, so we have to find ways to get our proper intake each day.
Magnesium is also found in vegetables, dark greens, seeds, nuts, whole grains and even coffee. Taking this mineral in powdered form right before bed can relax, ease, and improve overall restorative sleep quality.