Natural remedies to help you sleep
The wired mind: passionflower
For those who lie awake replaying the day’s events, this mild traditionally popular herb can bring calm. “It acts on some of the same receptors in the brain that drugs like Valium act on,” Kingsbury says, “but unlike pharmaceuticals, it doesn’t bind to those receptors and stay there, leaving you groggy.” One trial of anxiety sufferers found passionflower worked as well as the drug oxazepam in relieving symptoms and led to less fatigue the next day.
Dose: 150–400 mg one hour before bedtime, says Kingsbury.