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Herbal Sleep Aids



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The search for a natural sleep aid has often delivered more hype than sound sleep with many products delivering inconsistant results at best. Below we list some of the better known natural sleep aids that have been used by insomniacs through the years.

Melatonin is normally secreted during the night by all species that have been studied to date, including humans. It is normally synthesized from a compound in our bodies called Serotonin. Melatonin is a natural compound produced by the body to convey the message that it is night and the body should go to rest. As such melatonin has a sleep inducing effect on your brain. Adults that do not produce sufficient melatonin can have trouble falling asleep, as their body cannot tell the difference between day and night. Taking a supplement, such as Melatrol, containing natural melatonin will help your body strengthen your biological clock and restore your sleep cycle.

Valerian is a natural herb derived from the root of the valerian plant. It has been used for centuries to induce relaxation and sleep in a natural fashion. Studies have shown that valerian has a calming effect when a person is under stress. As many people experience sleeplessness when they are under stress valerian’s relaxing effect helps those individuals to fall asleep more readily. Scientific studies of valerian’s sleep promoting abilities in humans have shown very positive results in both adults and children. During the study adults and children having sleep problems were given valerian for eight weeks. At the end of the eight weeks all individuals were falling asleep faster, easier and consistently slept through the night. However valerian is not a remedy that will give immediate effects; it has to be taken for several weeks to promote natural sleep. Valerian will however, unlike popular prescription drugs, not cause any addiction or dependence!

L-5 Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia)
L-5 Hydroxytryptophan is an intermediate compound in the reaction from the amino acid trytophan, to serotonin. Serotonin is essential in natural melatonin production and promotes a healthy sleep cycle. L-5 Hydroxytryptophan is a naturally derived extract from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia tree. This tree is a native species of West African countries such as Ghana, the Ivory Coast and Togo. The extract of the tree has proven beneficial results in the treatment of anxiety and depression. L-5-Hydroxytryptophan is known to be a natural relaxant and alleviates insomnia by inducing normal sleep.

Relora is a completely natural supplement that induces relaxation and sleep. Relora is a combination of two powerful plant extracts: magnolia officinalis and phellodenron amurense. Relora was developed in the United States by Next Pharmaceuticals. In the development of Relora over fifty plant extract from around the world were screened for their effects on sleep and stress reduction. Clinical studies have shown that Relora produces fast results without any side effects. While many synthetic sleep enhancers cause sedation and can be quite dangerous, Relora promotes relaxation without sedating the user.

Gamma amino butyric acid
Gamma amino butyric acid is a compound that is also produced in the brain. In healthy adults enough is produced to induce sleep, however many people do not have adequate amounts of this compound present. Sleeplessness is a perpetuating cycle: adults who suffer from insomnia often report anxiety over the fact that they cannot get to sleep. This anxiety then reduces their ability to produce enough levels of gamma amino butyric acid, and as a result getting to sleep becomes even more difficult. By adding this into Melatrol this cycle of sleeplessness can be broken and in combination with the other ingredients falling asleep will become easy again.


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