There’s nothing more refreshing and invigorating than waking from a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, sleeping soundly and regularly doesn’t come easily for many people. If you suffer from bouts of insomnia or have trouble staying asleep, you may be one of the millions of people who turn to medications to induce sleep. Unfortunately, there are some risks that go along with taking prescription and over-the-counter sleeping pills, one of which is feeling groggy the next day. All natural sleep aids produce no side effects the morning after.
You may have heard of benzodiazepines—a class of drugs prescribed for many conditions including anxiety, seizures, muscle spasms and difficulty sleeping. While benzodiazepines may put you to sleep, they can be extremely habit forming. If used long enough on a nightly basis, they will often cause tolerance, dependence, withdrawal and rebound insomnia.
If you need better sleep but aren’t excited about prescription drugs, Pharmaca carries healthy, safe alternatives that actually work. All natural sleep aids, also referred to as “herbal” sleep aids, have become an extremely popular choice for treating insomnia without dangerous side effects.
Some herbs contain natural sleep aids that help you get to sleep naturally. Herbal sleep remedies produce the same calming effects as prescription medications, but with no harmful side effects. If you have struggled with sleep and want a natural but effective solution, ask a Pharmaca practitioner about these very popular, highly effective herbal remedies for sleep:
- Melatonin (actually a hormone produced naturally in our body, not an herb)
- Kava Kava
- Passion Flower
- California Poppy
- Lemon Grass
If you’re having trouble sleeping, check out Pharmaca’s full line of safe, natural and effective all natural sleep aids that won’t leave you feeling groggy and won’t create dependence or tolerance.