You probably already know lavender and chamomile make great herbal sleep remedies when steeped as a tea before bed. Yes, they’re wonderful and relaxing! But there are even better natural sleep aids you can create with herbs you may not have thought of. These herbs can be made into natural remedies for insomnia and anxiety, which is great if your mind is too anxious for sleep.
If your mind can’t relax, your body is stiff, or you’re just suffering from insomnia, these herbs can help you get better, deeper sleep fast.
3 Herbal, Natural Sleep Aids for Better, Deeper Sleep
Passionflower is a delicious floral tea which helps you get better quality sleep. It’s a mild sleep aid, but it’s also known for its relaxing effects and ability to reduce anxiety. So if you’re unable to sleep due to tension, stress, or anxiety, this may be the option for you.
Steep it as a tea for 10 minutes to get the full effects, and enjoy the lovely smell and floral taste. Sweeten with stevia if desired, but skip sugar since it can keep you up longer and trigger anxiety.
St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort helps aid sleep by improving mood and relieving feelings of depression and anxiety. It also helps reduce inflammation in the body, which can help you feel more comfortable and relaxed before bed.
Steep it as a tea for 5 to 10 minutes, or take it as a capsulated supplement.
Valerian Root has beautiful pink and white flowers, as well as a pleasant aroma. Studies have shown that this lovely herb is the best for home remedies for deep sleep, and even helps you fall asleep faster. It can calm the nervous system, fight depression, reduce anxiety, and lower blood pressure as well. In short: it’s a super herb for natural sleep remedies. But because this herb is so potent, don’t take it every day for long periods of time, because it can be a little hard on the liver.
Steep it as a tea, create a potent sleep aid tincture, or capsulate it for use as needed.
DREAM Peacefully, Sleep Well
Depending on what’s causing your insomnia or how strong a herb you need, the above three sleep remedies can really help. But, if you want a sleep remedy already formulated to help you dream peacefully, then try our handcrafted DREAM tea. It contains all three of these herbs and more that help relieve sore muscles, relax the body, and help you sleep.
Which herbal remedy for sleep is your favorite? Do you have other natural sleep aids that you create to help you sleep? Share them with us on our Facebook or Instagram and let us know!