Hi lybrate-user, Here are the effective, herbal sleep supplements they say will gently help you doze off and get your beauty sleep without a drug-addled hangover.
- If you’re someone who has trouble falling asleep (rather than waking in the middle of the night), melatonin is the best option. This is a big one for anyone who lives in a city, travels a lot, or has an abnormal sleep-wake cycle (AKA parents of young children). Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that’s released in cycles throughout the day. It keeps us alert during the day and at rest during the night, and it is what our body needs to in order to sleep. 0.5-2 mg of melatonin.
2. Holy Basil - If you’re under a lot of stress
(or going through something emotional) and consistently wake up in the middle of the night, holy basil’s for you. It’s been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and “creates a sense of calm by lowering anxiety and depression
. 1-2 capsules in the early evening.
3. Valerian Root - If your racing mind causes you to wake up in the middle of the night so often that you’re considering medication for help staying asleep, Valerian root is your friend. It can be very helpful in creating a low level of calm without causing a major hangover or histamine coma
or fog. 1-2 capsules a half hour before bed.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.