We've written a few different posts about natural insomnia cures - particularly when it comes to food and diet. With the help of AOL Health, we thought we'd round up some suggested natural insomnia remedies you can try today.
Hops - Work as a mild sedative.
Jamaican Dogwood - Acts as a muscle relaxant.
L-theanine - An amino acid found in green tea; promotes alertness during the day and a deeper sleep at night.
Lavender - Studies have shown that lavender aromatherapy can aid sleep.
Magnesium/Calcium - Natural sleep boosters.
Melatonin - A hormone that controls sleep; but it's unregulated and comes with side-effects.
Valerian - May promote deeper sleep, improve speed of falling asleep and sleep quality. Needs to be taken long term for best results - but may carry it's own health risks and side-effects.
Wild Lettuce - Reduces anxiety and may quell restless leg syndrome.
Yoga or Meditation - Promote inner calm; we've written about yoga and insomnia before.
Never forget that any products marked as natural may still come with side-effects and their own risks. Not all 'natural' products are regulated.
You should always speak to your doctor before significantly changing your diet or taking new supplements or medications.
Last updated: April 30, 2010