Using herbs for a great night's sleep

Using herbs for a great night's sleep

Struggling to drift off to sleep and need a little help?

We hear lots about herbs that can help us get a better night’s sleep but how doyou choose and which one’s work and in what form?Here’s our round up of some of our favourite products that use top sleepinducing herbs:

Valerian Tea– Valerian helps to relax the nervous system and encourageshealthy sleep patterns. We like: which contains Valerian and Ashwagandha(see below)

Ashwagandha capsules- Ashwagandha has been used for 3000 years inAyurvedic medicine and is believed to reduce stress and therefore sleepquality. We found these capsules which are also available at Holland and Barratt:

Pillow Sprays- Pillow sprays are great to use at bedtime and if you struggle toget off to sleep can help you drift off. We love:

Lavender oil- Lavender is one of the most common herbs associated withimproving sleep problems. We love using it as an oil, either directly onto theskin or mixed with a base oil. Try rubbing a little into your palms at bedtime oreven onto the soles of your feet. We love: 

Chamomile Tea– Like lavender, chamomile is an age-old remedy for improvingsleep. It has a calming effect on the mind and body thanks and contains anantioxidant called Apigenin which helps to induce sleep. Chamomile tea iswidely available in supermarkets and healthfood stores. We love: