Posted by csy11 on July 20, 2016 at 7:45 PM
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Sleep issues seem to be very common, but without enough sleep, the body cannot properly repair itself. In fact, sleep is so important that children will not grow as they should if they don't get enough rest.
Here are some simple supplements to consider if you have difficulty either falling asleep or staying asleep.
- Melatonin 3 - 6 mg/per night (should not be taken during the day or if pregnant/lactating). Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland and regulates sleep patterns. It is also a powerful antioxidant and is used in anti-aging therapy. Interestingly, it is said to help with inflammation and certain cancers. It reduces jet lag.
Start with melatonin and if that doesn't seem like enough, add one or both of the following:
- Passion Flower - this soothes nerves and relaxes muscles. (Can be taken during the day with a meal.)
- Valerian Root - facilitates feelings of calm and reduces anxiety. (Can be taken during the day with a meal.)
If you prefer not to experiment too much with the above secondary herbs, try the Herbal Sleep Formula. It contains: passion flower, valerian root, and hops. Consider starting with one capsule but two capsules might be necessary with more challenging sleep issues.
As always, check drug interactions if you are on any pharmaceuticals.
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