Miller holds a Master of Social Work and has extensive training in mental health diagnosis, as well as child and adolescent psychotherapy. Hops and valerian are two potent herbs that are commonly used to help relieve insomnia and calm the nervous system.
Hops flowers are traditionally used as a main ingredient in beer and have naturally occurring sedative properties, and valerian is an herb that has been used for thousands of years to promote sleep and heal nervous disorders.
Modern life is fast paced – between the demands of work, finances, family, and love life, a lot of us don’t just get exhausted, we get stressed.
Then, when our bodies are tired, our minds remain so over-taxed and over-stimulated that it can be hard to fall asleep at night.
Doxylamine can be used by itself as a sleep aid or combined with other drugs for cold and allergy relief (usually in a night-time formula).According to the National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements, a clinical study showed that participants who took a commercially prepared combination of 60m of valerian and 30m of hops experienced a significant improvement in the time it took to fall asleep and in sleep quality, and they experienced less nighttime awakenings than participants who took a placebo. The combination of these two herbs may help to alleviate sleep disorders such as insomnia by calming the nervous system and creating a feeling of relaxation in your mind and body.Hops and valerian both have a sedative effect on your central nervous system, promoting a feeling of calm and peace during times of stress. This reminder follows a report received by the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM) concerning a three-year-old child who was given chlorphenamine for a lower respiratory tract infection and experienced a serious neurological disorder.Fortunately, the child eventually recovered without any on-going ill-effects.