Insomnia or sleeping disorder can deprive individual from a good lifestyle and low confidence. And that is true because in a healthy mind resides a healthy body. People suffering from sleeping disorder often resort to taking sedatives prescribed which has an adverse effect on the whole nervous system, and also results into addiction of sleeping pills. There are plenty of natural herbs that are non-addictive and safe and a gentle alternative to prescription drugs.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Shatavri (Asparagus racemosus)
These herbs react to body’s needs, increasing stamina and strength during the day, while also helping to remain calm and focused for better sleep at night.
This herbs serves as a gentle strengthening tonic for nervous system. Few drops of lavender oil when added to bath water at bedtime, helps alleviate sleep disorders. It can also be used as a compress or massage oil or even simply inhaled to alleviate insomnia.
Valerian is well-known for its ability to induce sleep. It is used in ancient Chinese and Indian tradition as a medicine insomnia. Valerian is much in demand all over the world, and holds the eighth rank on the list of most purchased herbs, and is approved for treatment of certain sleep disorders in Germany. Valerian doesn’t cause feelings of dizziness on waking up and doesn’t lead to chemical dependency.
The dried chamomile flower is an ancient medicine used in Greece, Egypt and Rome. It has been used for centuries in tea as mild, relaxing sleep aid. Chamomile is widely popular and has been included as a medicinal substance in the pharmacopoeia of 26 countries.
The extract of this herb has been long used as traditional medicine to cure sleeping disorder. A clinical study with hops revealed that it reduced sleep disturbances when given in combination with valerian, while another study found that hops and valerian combination demonstrated equivalent results of fitness, sleep quality and quality of life, in comparison to benzodiazepine drug.
These are some of the ayurvedic remedies for sleeping disorder. To learn more about it please refer you ayurvedic practitioner.