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What is a good herbal remedy for sleeplessness?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Good sleep hygiene
Is very important.
1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. >.

In brief: Good sleep hygiene
Is very important.
1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Use the bedroom only for sleep & sex. Have work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to your regular bedtime. 6. No caffeine within 6 hours; alcohol & smoking within 2 hrs of bedtime. Alcoholism is a major cause for insomnia. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hours before bedtime. 8. No naps. 9. Go to bed only when sleepy. Lay in bed only for sleep
Dr. Heidi Fowler
for sleeping, not for work or watching TV. 10. Designate another time to write down problems & possible solutions in the late afternoon or early evening, not close to bedtime. 11. After 10-15 minutes of not being able to get to sleep, go to another room to read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider chamomile tea before bed. Warm milk. Lavender oil in bath or lavender scent on pillow. Melatonin helps.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Several, but
It's best to first determine why you're having trouble with your sleep.
Are you following good sleep hygiene -- consistent bedtime & waking; cool, quiet, dark sleeping room; no caffeine after 12 noon; no alcohol (disrupts sleep cycle); regular exercise (not at night) etc? Chronic insomnia needs workup w/doctor. Temporary help = chamomile tea, valerian supplements, melatonin; kava; hops, etc.

In brief: Several, but
It's best to first determine why you're having trouble with your sleep.
Are you following good sleep hygiene -- consistent bedtime & waking; cool, quiet, dark sleeping room; no caffeine after 12 noon; no alcohol (disrupts sleep cycle); regular exercise (not at night) etc? Chronic insomnia needs workup w/doctor. Temporary help = chamomile tea, valerian supplements, melatonin; kava; hops, etc.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Valerian
Health food stores commonly have this.
Make a tea. It tastes terrible so honey and spices are useful.

In brief: Valerian
Health food stores commonly have this.
Make a tea. It tastes terrible so honey and spices are useful.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No pill
Good plant based diet, balanced, consistent sleep and exercise.
No processed foods, no caffeine, no sugar.

In brief: No pill
Good plant based diet, balanced, consistent sleep and exercise.
No processed foods, no caffeine, no sugar.
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Dr. Rhett Griggs
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