We recently read this article about holistic stress reducing remedies that mentioned a herb that may be beneficial for insomnia sufferers:
Kava Kava - Used for fatigue, anxiety, stress and insomnia, this herb is calming, leads to an overall sense of well-being, clear thinking and relaxation of muscles. Resulting sleep is restful, often dream-filled, and there are no groggy after-effects the following day. 100mg three times per day has been found to relieve anxiety in a German study. Over-consumption leads to intoxication, so be careful with this stuff.
After doing a bit of research we decided that alcohol may be a better alternative. It can be more social and it's probably cheaper, too - unless you have expensive taste.
On a more serious note, once again we see the assumption that insomnia is a symptom of fatigue, anxiety and stress. Although that may well be the case for some (if not most) people, we don't like blanket assumptions.Improve your sleep without sleeping pills with my free sleep training. As always, there's more information and advice in our insomnia support group