Herbal Sleep Aids Are A Better Alternative For You

Nothing is worse than tossing, turning and plumping your pillow all night trying to get some sleep all to no avail.  Numerous thoughts and worries run through your mind keeping you awake. Not anymore with these herbal sleep aids. Now you can get a peaceful nights sleep the herbal way.

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Herbal Sleep Aids

Chamomile is one of the most gentle and relaxing sleep aids and is safe for children. It eases stress and induces sleep easily due to its sedative properties. Chamomile is very effective for tired nervous systems and for people who worry about everything as it calms worry and hopelessness. It is even suitable for children.

Chamomile Tea

Steep 1 tbs of dried or fresh herb in 1 cup of boiling water. Cover the cup to keep in the essential oils. The longer you steep, the more effective it will be. Don’t steep too long or it will be bitter. Take this tea 2 hours before you would like to go to sleep.

Lavender

Lavender is well known for its soothing and calming properties. This herb helps relax the tension and induce sleep. A lavender spray mist can be misted on pillows and sheets to soothe and calm you allowing your mind to rest.

An herbal sachet with lavender, chamomile, and hops can be placed under the pillow to help induce sleep. Take tea or tincture to prepare for sleep.

Tea Preparation:

Steep 1 tsp of lavender buds in 1 cup of boiling water for 15 minutes and consume 2 hours before bedtime. Remember to cover the cup.

Tincture:

Take 40-60 drops of lavender tincture in a glass of water 1 hour before bedtime.
Herbal Sleep Aids Are A Better Alternative For You

 

Hops are a sedating herb especially useful when you have insomnia. Hops are great for sleep because of their calming, sedating and sleep-inducing effects. It has a tension relieving property that is associated with sleep and quality of sleep. It helps to relax and ease the tension out of muscles, while also calming anxiety. They are used as a sachet tucked in the pillowcase to promote deep sleep or as a tea. You can take hops as a tea but the tea is bitter so add a little honey to make it more palatable.

Tea Preparation:

Steep 1-2 tsp of dried herb in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Keep the cup covered.
Drink 2 hours before bed
Or hops is taken as a tincture:
Take 1 tsp of tincture in a glass of water 1 hour before bed.  I have hops tincture for sale in my Etsy shop.
Herbal Sleep Aids Are A Better Alternative For You

Passionflower is useful for nervous tension, anxiety, agitation and insomnia relief. It’s very popular as a mild sedative for providing safe, restful, deep sleep because it has a calming effect. Passionflower also relaxes muscles, reduces anxiety, calms irritability and induces sleep without any grogginess the next morning.

Tea Preparation:

Steep 1-2 tsp of dried herb in a cup of boiling water for 5-10 minutes and consume 2 hours before bed.  Remember to cover the cup.

Tincture:

Take 10 to 60 drops 1 hour before bed. Children should not take passionflower tinctures without the approval and supervision of a doctor.

 

st johns wort

St. John’s Wort is better known for its effectiveness against depression. It is effective in increasing the amount of time we spend in a deep sleep. Deep sleep is the most important part of the sleep cycle as it is the time when your body is most able to restore and replenish itself. If you are having interrupted, unrestful sleep, you may want to consider St. John’s Wort as an herbal ally. Not only will it raise your sense of happiness and well being, it will also improve the quality of your sleep.

Note St. John’s Wort is known to interact with certain prescription medications. Take care when considering the usage of this herb.

Tea preparation:

Steep 1-2 tsp of dried herb in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Cover the cup to keep the essential oils in. Drink 2 hours before bed.

Tincture:

Take ½ tsp with water up to 3 times a day. I have St. John’s wort tincture for sale in my shop.

These herbal sleep aids give you safe, effective herbal solutions for sleeplessness so you can get a good night’s sleep. Waking up refreshed and ready to start your day.