Herbal Supplements: Melatonin and Valerian
There’s a lot to be wary of in the supplement industry. However, some supplements may actually help you nod off. Shane says that melatonin and valerian root have good scientific evidence linking them to sounder sleep. “The other herbal supplements sometimes recommended for sleep haven’t had good studies done on them,” he adds. Since the supplement industry isn’t regulated, it can be hard to know exactly what’s in the bottle. Shane recommends asking your doctor for a brand recommendation. If they don’t have one, he usually points clients towards the Alliance For Natural Health’s preferred supplement company list.