America is a nation plagued by sleeplessness. Did you know that an estimated 50-70 million adults suffer from sleep deprivation in the United States? Sleep is our bodies natural way of healing itself, so a lack of sleep goes hand-in-hand with a variety of chronic health issues such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and emotional disorders.
Reaching for a prescription is most Americans initial reaction when faced with insomnia. In fact, Thomas Reuters Research Brief found that the number of sleep aid prescriptions tripled between 1998 to 2006 for young adults aged 18-24! Taking harsh pharmaceuticals, especially at such a young age, sets you up for a lifetime of wrestling with achieving deep sleep, plus the listed “mild” side effects for many sleep aid prescriptions include anxiety, hallucinations, and thoughts of suicide.
The good news is many studies have found natural remedies are just as effective as prescribed sleep medications like Ambien. Trading in harsh pharmaceuticals for herbs is healthier for your body and mind, plus, it releases you from the grip “Big Pharma” has on so many Americans.
Below are seven of the top herbs that…