Trouble Sleeping? Consider This Natural Solution
If getting enough deep, restful sleep has become more of a dream than reality, consider Valerian (Valeriana officinalis). This herb is a safe and effective sleep aid, shown to help relieve insomnia. It is available in tincture, extract, or capsule form – use one teaspoon of the tincture in a quarter cup of water or take one or two capsules at bedtime. Look for valerian products standardized to one percent valerenic acid. When used appropriately, valerian has no known side effects, but it is best used only on a short-term or an occasional basis to maintain its efficacy. Combine this herb with a guided meditation app or program or my relaxation breathing exercisewhile hibernating in a completely dark room for greater and consistent success.
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