The best insomnia herb for both chronic and occasional sufferers is natural and has been used successfully by people throughout history for this very common complaint. Valerian Root is a product of grinding the dried plant material from the Valerian plant into a fine powder. A perennial flowering plant, Valerian is abundant and inexpensive.
When a person can't sleep, they may snap at their significant other, subordinate or insubordinate. Job performance suffers from a lack of sleep, as does your ability to handle basic tasks such as reading. Just one good night of sleep can prove to a person suffering from insomnia that Valerian Root extract feels a miracle. The old adage that you don't know what you've got until it's gone applies here as well: you literally don't know how much better you will feel with proper rest until you've gone without.
There are other choices for insomnia herbs, mostly containing at least a bit of Valerian Root extract, mixed in so-called synergistic ratios. None of these have the record of safety and success that Valerian Root does, and most are considerably more expensive. Similar to Aspirin, Valerian is an over the counter remedy and is safe to take regularly. It would require much more of this herb than of Aspirin to produce any detrimental effects.
A very solid night of sleep, typically seven to eight hours, is what users can expect. Those interested in Valerian Root as an insomnia herb should devote a full night (eight hours) when getting used to the effects. Keeping in mind that everyone is different, it would be prudent to refrain from driving at least until you know how this affects you.
Not having to see your doctor when you can't sleep and worrying about the effects of prescription sleeping aids is another good reason to consider Valerian. While prescription drugs are lab produced chemical compounds that can have side effects, Valerian is not. Because people have safely been ingesting Valerian for centuries, you can trust that it truly is safe.
Below is a summary of the reasons that Valerian is the best insomnia herb:
*Works Like a Charm
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