Insomnia and Beneficial Herbs that helps Sleeplessness
Most people need at least 8 hours of sleep a night to be able to fully function and feel rejuvenated. However, more than 40 million (one out of 10) Americans suffer from sleeplessness classified as insomnia.
If you have trouble falling sleep or wake up multiple times at night and cannot go back to bed most nights in a month you might be dealing with chronic insomnia. Chronic insomnia is usually caused by medical disorder; however 50% of chronic insomnia can be related to psychological problems such as anxiety, grief, stress or depression. Physical problems such as breathing problem, asthma, arthritis, heart, liver and kidney problems, indigestion, muscle pains, digestive problems, and hyperthyroidism can also contribute to insomnia.
Use of certain drugs including antiseizure medication, antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, thyroid hormone replacement drugs and decongestant pseudoephedrine, jet lag, caffeine consumption, magnesium and calcium deficiencies and eating too close to bed time can also lead to insomnia.
Although sleeping problems can last for months or even years, most of the time they are only temporary. Sleepless nights can cause irritability but the continuation in sleeping disorder can cause mild changes in personality, problems in relationship and many other health problems.
Millions of people also suffer from restless leg syndrome (RLS). Some people’s legs twitch, jerk or kick and that can cause painful muscle cramps throughout the day. Magnesium deficiency and anemia can also play a major role in RLS disorder.
Another sleeping disorder is sleep apnea that affects more than 20 million Americans. Sleep apnea can be related to heavy irregular breathing and snoring at night. In case of a person with sleep apnea when the breathing stops, the level of oxygen in blood drops and chest muscles stop working. A person with sleep apnea can wake up more than 200 times a night and sleep apnea besides causing extreme exhaustion can cause serious health issues such as high blood pressure and higher chances of strokes.
People with sleep apnea lack enough rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep which is a stage that a healthy dreaming happens about 8 to 12 seconds. Although the healthy dreaming phenomenon is not fully understood, long periods of REM-sleep deprivation can cause serious psychological and emotional health problems.
Herbs that help insomnia:
Herbals including lemon balm, passionflower, valerian root, skullcap, hops, California poppy and kava kava can help insomnia if taken before sleep. The combination of passionflower, valerian and California poppy can be beneficial for REM sleep.
Chamomile and catnip help to tone and calm nervous system and promote restful sleep. Just be aware that taking chamomile on regular basis can cause allergies.
The following herbal extract with combination of organic herbs can also help sleeping disorder:
Bed-Time Drops: The Bed-Time Drops include organic herbs including organic valerian root, organic hops flower, organic skullcap herb and organic passionflower leaf great for calming nerves and relaxing mind.
Herbal Calcium: Herbal Calcium is a great source of plant based calcium and includes organic horsetail herb, organic oatstraw herb, organic cornsilk herb, organic chamomile flower and organic skullcap.
Relaxing Tea Blend: Relaxing Tea Blend is a combination of herbals including organic chamomile flower, organic lemon balm leaf, organic passionflower leaf, organic peppermint leaf, organic skullcap herb, organic oatstraw herb and organic spearmint Leaf.
Stress & Sleep: Stress & Sleep helps you relax and includes combination of herbs such as organic passionflower leaf, organic hops flower, organic catnip leaf & flower, organic eleuthero root and organic skullcap herb.
Herbal Bath Baggies: Herbal Bath Baggies is combination of organic herbs such as organic comfrey leaf, organic rosemary leaf, organic lavender flower, organic yarrow leaf & flower and organic Uva-Ursi leaf for a refreshing and relaxing bath.Click here for more info about Herbal Bath Baggies