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Natural Sleep Aids: Learn More About Them

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Interested in knowing more about natural sleep aids? There are a number of safe and effective natural sleep aids available.

Melatonin is a hormone that regulates your sleep-wake cycle. Taking melatonin may help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Valerian is an herbal extract that may improve your sleep without morning grogginess. Catnip may be similar to valerian.

Chamomile is an herb that is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial that may improve your sleep. It can be taken as a tea or a tincture depending on the type of chamomile.

5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a natural sleep remedy derived from tryptophan which is an amino acid. Some studies indicate it can relieve anxiety, depression and insomnia.

Passionflower (mapop) is a natural sleep aid that helps ease gastrointestinal problems and improve your sleep.

"It's important that you understand all about the natural sleep remedies you take. Know what you're putting into your body and how to discern which natural remedies will enhance your health and which ones might increase your chance of illness."


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