Thankfully, sleep is getting a lot more attention recently as a key factor to maintaining a healthy, balanced mind and lifestyle. As such, we are seeing a lot more products on sale in the market to help with sleep. In this post, we will specifically be discussing herbal sleeping tablets and why they are a great way to help you fall asleep more naturally.
Sleeping pills have always been quite popular as a quick fix to a usually much bigger problem. Sadly, though, they offer a great solution for those of us who don’t have a lot of time to counter sleeplessness with conventional self-care options that require a bit of effort and carving out the space to do. Especially these days, when we all live time-crunched lives – sleeping tablets offer a perfect solution with no extra effort or time out of your busy schedules.
But, often using a strong sleeping pill is putting a bandaid over a larger problem so it’s especially important to find something that doesn’t just knock you out making you feel as if you have had a good night’s sleep when in fact it has suppressed a lot of your body’s natural processes. This is why we are seeing such a growth in natural or herbal sleeping tablets in the UK. As with all aspects of our lives, we want to know exactly what we are putting into our body’s and so want it to be the most natural, healthy version where possible.
Yes, there are scenarios where clinically you may be prescribed something stronger, and for those situations that makes total sense. However, if you are looking for something you can take more regularly that can help enhance what your body already does, then you shouldn’t be using a pharmaceutical-grade tablet. It is not good for these to be taken regularly and on an ongoing basis. For these situations, a herbal sleeping tablet is exactly what you need. Just as we take herbal supplements or vitamins that we may be deficient in to boost daily effectiveness, there are also natural minerals and vitamins that we may be lacking that could help us sleep better. The most common of these are:
- Magnesium: one of the most essential minerals for keeping us healthy in general but particularly for promoting better sleep. Magnesium can be found in many foods, but given how helpful it is with sleep many people take it as a standalone supplement before bed.
- Melatonin: this is often known as the sleep hormone, as it is naturally produced by our bodies to help control our sleep patterns. In the UK, you cannot get melatonin without a prescription so you will need to look for options that use natural sources of melatonin like tryptophan or other extracts rich in 5HTP.
- Chamomile extract: has stress-relieving properties so is helpful after a hectic day of work or life.
- Lavender extract: research shows that lavender is both relaxing and improves sleep quality by increasing our sleep-wave sleep so we sleep more soundly and will awake with more energy.
I would always suggest to those that ask to find yourself a blended herbal sleeping tablet containing more than one ingredient as this will set you up better for a more well-rounded sleep.
It is clear from the above that it is certainly more accurate to call herbal sleeping tablets – natural sleep aid tablets, being that they actually aid your body’s existing sleep processes, rather than give you the illusion of sleep but then not actually aiding your body at all, in fact, if anything, hurting it. So whilst cutting a corner in the short-term, you are only leading to great problems long term. Invest in yourself now and try a herbal sleeping tablet as an alternative.