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How Much Valerian for Anxiety & Sleep?

Valerian for insomnia

Valerian root is the most popular sedative and anti-anxiety herb in European herbal medicine. Ayurveda favors it, too. This remedy is a medium strength herb, which makes it quite suitable for self-care – its potent enough that you don’t need a high dose, but not so potent that you could accidentally take more than you needed.

Americans, though, are used to drugs for sleep and anxiety. We often expect valerian to work like a pharmaceutical sleeping pill- one little capsule will knock you flat until dawn. Valerian is very effective, and does not produce the hangover feeling common with drugs, but we often need to take a bit more than we might have thought at first.

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Herbs for Sleeping Soundly

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We live in an often chaotic and increasingly fast-paced and stimulating world. It’s often difficult to shut off our mental chatter at the end of the day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than one-quarter of us report occasional sleep problems, while nearly 10% suffer from chronic insomnia. If we look just at adults, though, the percentage is higher.

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Dealing with Insomnia with Ayurveda

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Having trouble slipping into sleep? Or are you waking up in the middle of the night, unable to go back to sleep? Maybe you're one of those who find themselves in a heavy slumber when the alarm goes off in the morning, struggling to wake up. Even if restful sleep seems like a dream, Ayurveda can help.

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Snuff Out Snoring

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A chain saw? A hibernating bear? A cement truck? Unfortunately, although it might actually be quieter to sleep next a chain saw, it’s your partner.

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