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Causes and Treatment of Insomnia - Herbal Remedies For Sleeplessness

Sep 12, 2008
If you are having trouble falling asleep at night then you might want to know the causes and treatment of insomnia. There are also many prescription drugs you can take. However, some of them can be addictive and may not be a long-term solution. Since herbal products are natural, your body may react to them in a positive way, and help you get to sleep at night.

Like with any drug you're considering taking, make sure you read the labels to the products carefully to take the right dosage. If you don't take the right dosage, the product may not work as you intended. Here are a few remedies for sleeplessness that you can look into.

The first herbal product you want to look into is called valerian root. The Ancient Greeks and Romans have depended on Valerian root as a medicinal product. Later on it started being described for people that were suffering from insomnia. You can take this product orally and it does not many adverse effects however it's been reported that you take too much you may get a stomach ache.

The next herbal remedy for sleeplessness I'd like to discuss is called Kava. It comes from the Western Pacific is it is known as an intoxicating herb. Basically it is known to tranquilize you without clouding your mind. People not only use Kava to help you sleep, but it is also for anxiety and stress. It usually comes in a powder form or you may able to buy the actual root. In powder form, you can mix with the liquid and you could feel the effects within 20 to 30 minutes it can last for well over two hours. So if you take at night, kava could you a head start to get to sleep at night.

While Kava is known to be safe it is known to have side effects when you take too much of it. Reportedly it's known to cause minor skin rashes when taken a lot and repeatedly. So it just like with any other drug you want to take a minimal dosage first and see a tolerance for it. A very small amount of people are allergic to Kava. If you feel that you are allergic to something, you may want to see a doctor first and discuss Kava with the doctor.

So there you have it. The two herbal remedies for sleeplessness described above may be worth a try to help you get some sleep a night. Valerian root and Kava are well-known to help people sleep so may be worth it to try these as you may experience the benefits of these remedies before moving on to prescription methods. However, if you are unsure about the effects of these products is always best to discuss the doctor before taking them.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice. You should consult a physician for medical advisement.
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