Having trouble sleeping? Be sure to check out these herbs!

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Do you feel sleepy and tired in the evening, but when you go to bed, all you do is turn from side to side? Do you feel irritable, full of thoughts or very tense? We have a solution!

Insomnia can have various causes. Sometimes it is caused by strong stress, exhaustion and overwork, but sometimes it can be the effect of depression. The latter should not be underestimated and if for several weeks you additionally experience deterioration of mood, apathy, anger or mood swings it is worth visiting a psychologist at least for a consultation. However, if insomnia is episodic and caused mainly by stressful period then it is worth using the following herbs, which will help you to calm down, relax and unwind.

Melissa

It is successfully used in case of problems related to falling asleep. It has a calming and sedative effect and also relieves anxiety and over-stimulation. It is also recommended in heart rhythm disorders, as well as digestive disorders caused by stress. However, it is worth knowing that lemon balm teas available in stores do not have as therapeutic effect as dried leaves. Therefore, it is important to find a good herb store.

Lavender

Used for centuries as an effective calming and relaxing agent. Lavender can also help you fall asleep, relieve pain and anxiety. Its beneficial effect on the nervous system makes the plant perfect for everyday use to relieve tension and stress. Moreover, it also supports the digestive system. It is also recommended for intestinal, stomach, kidney, appendix or liver diseases. Moreover, lavender can also benefit children, so it would be a good idea to use lavender in their baths, spray it around the house or keep a fresh bouquet in their room.

Valerian

Also known as valerian, this plant is an ideal herb to use for sleep disorders, excessive excitability or anxiety. Moreover, it is effective in relieving any gastrointestinal unpleasantness that is caused by severe stress and tension. Valerian facilitates falling asleep and enhances the depth of sleep. The plant has a calming and sedative effect and can be used with lemon balm leaves or hop cones. However, it is worth knowing that it should not be used for more than a month. Otherwise, it can cause nausea and abdominal pain.

Hops

It has been used for ages. It has relaxing, calming and calming properties. Depending on the dosage, it can also have a sleep-inducing effect. What’s more, hops not only make it easier to fall asleep, but also support its depth, thanks to which you will wake up in the morning rested and relaxed. However, it is worth knowing that long-term use of the plant can result in a decrease in sex drive. It is also important to note that due to the high content of substances with estrogenic activity, hops should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women and people with hormone-dependent cancers.

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