Herbal Remedies For Insomnia

Why Herbal Remedies

Many new moms would prefer natural herbal remedies for insomnia rather than taking a prescription sleeping pill or even an over the counter sleep aid, and the reasons are valid. 

Going this natural route with herbs to get better sleep won’t impact your behavior throughout the day. You will sleep better which will lead to a better mood and more ability to concentrate during the day. 

Some prescription sleeping pills can have harmful side effects.  The unfortunate part of that is that you won’t know whether you'll experience any of those side effects until you try them. 

Some common side effects of sleeping pills include: 

  • changes in appetite
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • gas
  • headaches
  • heartburn
  • stomach pain or tenderness
  • strange dreams

Some well-known prescription sleeping pills cause people who take it to walk, eat, and even drive in their sleep, with no recollection of their actions in the morning. I learned this the hard way before using a more natural approach to getting better sleep.

Natural Herbal Remedies For Sleep

Fortunately, there are natural herbal remedies for insomnia available that include healthy levels of melatonin and 5-HTP — two nutrients that are needed for night-time peacefulness and rest.

Other popular varieties of natural sleep aids include herbal teas, capsules, creams and ointments, dietary vitamins and supplements as well as aromatherapy. Not only do these options eliminate the serious side effects that many prescription sleeping pills have, they can improve health in other ways, are easily accessible, generally inexpensive, and non-addictive. 

In addition to using these natural methods, be sure to avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine at lease four hours before bedtime, eat a healthy diet and do moderate exercise during the day. These can all help you fight insomnia and get the sleep you need for good health, a clear mind, and a balanced mood, essential factors when taking care of an infant. 

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