We've been sharing natural insomnia remedies all week, so let's finish off with another one. Yahoo recently posted an article that listed ten natural ways to get a good night's sleep. We've heard most of them a thousand times before, but one caught our eye: passionflower.
Apparently, passionflower (also known as passiflora) is commonly used throughout South America for help with sleep and relaxation. According to a Dr Teitelbaum, 'a number of studies' have confirmed its calming effect. He recommends a dosage of 90 to 360mg of the extract at bedtime to help relieve insomnia.
Once again, we're seeing treatments aimed at relieving stress and enhancing relaxation being touted as insomnia cures. Unfortunately, not all insomniacs suffer from stress so supplements like these might not help. You should also bear in mind that just because something is 'natural', it doesn't mean it comes without risks or side-effects.
Last updated: December 3, 2010