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Can Herbs Promote Better Sleep?

Did you know that an estimated 70+ million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems? A lack of sleep has been associated with a range of problems from chronic illness, mental illness, increased healthcare costs, loss of work productivity and even injuries. While sleeping medication is available, it often comes with side effects that people wish to avoid. Many are left wondering, is there something more natural like an herb that could promote better sleep? Today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida is discussing herbs that can promote better sleep. If you are currently taking any medications, we recommend consulting your doctor or Dawn Potter to make sure these herbs are safe to take while on specific medications. You can schedule a free 15 minute consultation with Dawn today to learn more.

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Valerian Root

For hundreds of years people around the world have been using the root of the Valerian plant to treat a range of conditions, including anxiety, restlessness and sleep disorders such as insomnia. Valerian root has been found to promote better sleep by making you fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night.


Passionflower is another plant that has been used for many years around the world as a sleep aid. Certain flavonoids in passionflower can relax the nerves, promote calmness and aid in better sleep by de-stressing the body. Passionflower can be found in many stores and is a component and many teas you find readily available in the stores, especially ones made for sleep or relaxation.


If you’ve ever looked at a box of “sleepy” tea in a store, chances are you’ve seen Chamomile on the label. Chamomile is another ancient herb which has been used for its medicinal/relaxing effects on the body. Studies have shown Chamomile reduces anxiety, soothes nerves and can reduce insomnia.


Have you ever noticed baby products often feature lavender scent in some capacity? Lavender has been proven to have calming, sedative and antidepressant effects, along with being able to help stabilize moods.

Schedule Your Appointment For Natural Sleep Treatment in Clearwater, FL Today

Interested in natural sleep treatment in Clearwater, Florida? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture today, we’d be happy to get you on our schedule for a free 15 minute consultation,


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