The best plants for sleeping well
Sleep is an essential function of the biological rhythm. Of adequate duration and quality, it allows the body and mind to recharge their batteries and stay in good health.
However, many people experience difficulty falling asleep, or others wake up in the middle of the night and have difficulty getting back to sleep.
To improve the quality of sleep, while avoiding the use of hypnotic medications, there are different solutions such as relaxation, sophrology, meditation, yoga or even herbal medicine.
Indeed, herbal medicine is an alternative medicine used for centuries to treat sleep disorders and sleep better. Certain plants have a real sedative and calming effect and thus prove to be effective in naturally treating insomnia, nocturnal awakenings or even sleep apnea.
How can plants improve sleep?
With multiple benefits, plants are a natural remedy to improve sleep and promote falling asleep.
They can be consumed in the form of dry extracts (powder, tablets or capsules), more concentrated in active ingredients, or in the form of herbal teas and infusions.
Thanks to their different virtues ( calming , sedative, anxiolytic and spasmolytic), plants can help you get a good night 's sleep by promoting relaxation and relaxation, reducing stress and anxiety , and helping with digestion. by reducing bloating that can prevent bedtime.
These plants do not cause addiction or side effects and are not dangerous for your health. They can be used as a one-off approach for a few weeks, or for several months if sleep problems continue. The improvement is progressive and is felt from around ten days after the start of the doses.
The 5 best plants to get quality sleep
Among non-medicinal means, plants represent an interesting solution to help you fall asleep and find regenerating sleep.
Some of them have anxiolytic and sedative properties, and others can reduce the excessive rise in cortisol (the stress hormone) . Certain plants also help relieve digestive disorders.
The best plants to use to improve sleep and sleep better are valerian, passionflower, lemon balm, eschscholzia and linden.
Valerian is one of the best sedative and calming plants. It has the effect of stimulating GABA , an inhibitory neurotransmitter of the central nervous system responsible for regulating stress.
Valerian helps reduce the time it takes to fall asleep, increase periods of deep sleep and limit nighttime awakenings.
The recommended daily dose is 600 to 900 mg of dry extract of valerian root. It can be taken about 30 minutes before bedtime. In case of chronic stress, it can be divided into two doses during the day.
Be careful, however, this plant is contraindicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under 15 years old.
Passionflower is a plant which contains alkaloids which act on hyperexcitation, and thus help to limit difficulty falling asleep.
This anxiolytic, tranquilizing and sedative plant is ideal for people who suffer from anxiety, or who are agitated and hyperactive.
The recommended daily dose is 200 to 400 mg of dry passionflower extracts. Ideally, it should be taken 30 minutes before going to sleep.
Passionflower can be used in children under 12 years old, on medical advice.
Lemon balm has sedative and anxiolytic properties similar to those of passionflower. It also has an action on digestion by relieving spasms and nocturnal stomach cramps.
Lemon balm also helps relax the abdominal muscles, for example in people who suffer from digestive diseases.
Lemon balm can be consumed as a herbal tea or infusion, two to three times a day. To do this, mix 8 g of fresh lemon balm (or 4.5 g of dry plant) with 150ml of boiling water, and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.
Eschecholtzia, also called "California poppy", is rich in alkaloids and has the virtue of reducing the time it takes to fall asleep and prolonging sleep time. In addition, it has a pain-relieving effect .
To consume this plant and benefit from its benefits, it is recommended to take between 100 mg and 300 mg of dry extracts per day, or 5 to 10 ml of fluid extracts of fresh plants. Eschecholtzia is only taken in the evening, at bedtime.
Like valerian, this plant is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under 15 years old .
The lime tree
Linden is one of the best-known plants for promoting sleep. Thanks to its soothing effect on the nervous system, it helps combat nervousness and treat sleep disorders .
It is recommended to consume it, before sleeping, in the form of herbal tea or infusion, by infusing 3 to 5 linden flowers in 150ml of water for 5 minutes.
This plant is contraindicated in pregnant or breastfeeding women, in people suffering from cardiovascular disorders or following medical treatment consisting of lithium.
Focus on Délicure’s “Sleep” gummies
To help you fall asleep and get quality sleep, Délicure offers Sleep gummies , vegan, natural and 100% Made in France. They are composed of relaxing plants (passiflora, linden and poppy) and melatonin, the sleep hormone which helps regulate the sleep cycle. They also contain vitamins (B5 and B6), essential for the transformation of tryptophan into serotonin and melatonin, which help reduce the time it takes to fall asleep.
To benefit from their benefits and sleep better, it is advisable to recommend two gummies 30 minutes before going to bed.
Advice from Délicure: for a good night's sleep, Délicure suggests combining Sommeil gummies with “Chill & Relax” avocado CBD oil . The latter is guaranteed THC-free and is made in France with high quality CBD. CBD is a natural molecule from the hemp plant, known for its soothing and disconcerting properties.
To fully benefit from its effects, simply place a few drops of oil under the tongue or in a herbal infusion, to consume before sleeping, to promote relaxation and reduce the time it takes to fall asleep.
Zoom on Good Night CBD oil from Délicure
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