Saturday, May 4, 2013

5 Amazing Herbs That Safely Cure Insomnia

Are you suffering from sleeplessness? Don't worry! Nature has a way to cure insomnia ready for you!

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that is classified with problems falling asleep, staying asleep or getting to a state of deep sleep. The third problem is a very important and deceptive one. Many people believe that they don't suffer from insomnia, only because they have no problems falling asleep. However, they don't realize that even if they are sleeping 8 hours, if they don't reach the deep state of sleep, needed to replenish your body, mind and spirit, then they do suffer from insomnia!

woman cant sleep

After I made this clear I would like to briefly explain what are the symptoms of insomnia, what causes sleeplessness and the ways it damages your life

So how do you know if you are suffering from insomnia? Here are the main symptoms

  • As I mentioned earlier having difficulty falling and remaining a sleep are the two most common symptoms
  • Reaching a deep state of sleep is also a symptom of insomnia. The way you recognize you have this problem is by noticing any of the following symptoms of sleeping disorder, without actually having trouble falling and remaining asleep
  • Other symptoms include being tired upon waking, bad mood, lack of appetite, low energy, catching flues easily, being unable to concentrate, constant headaches, lack of desire to do anything and so forth.
As you can see sleeplessness affects almost every part of your life. This is because sleeping is one of the most important and beneficial functions of our body. This is the time when your body and mind recover from your daily activities and you produce hormones that are of key importance for good health.

 So now that we know the symptoms, lets have a look at how insomnia can damage your life if left untreated
  • First off, this condition can have a devastating effect on your social and love life. This can happen because it leads to depression and bad mood, and also, because it affects your energy and desire to do any social activities. Who wants to be around a person like that?
  • Second, it can lead to severe health issues. Insomnia causes cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. This is caused by a variety of reasons that include the hormonal disbalances that occur when people don't get enough sleep. They lead to a weak immune system, impaired cell recovery and detoxification processes, inability for the body to control it's blood sugar levels, binging (especially on sweets). You can probably see how everything is connected and one thing leads to another, for example- uncontrolled blood sugar levels lead to binging which leads to obesity, cardiovascular health problems and diabetes.
Okay, enough introduction, let's get to the reason you came to this post- What are the 5 herbs that can cure insomnia?

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Valerian root

This post is getting too long already so I will not go into detail about the herbs. Instead I will only let you know about the ways they benefit your sleep. So the first one in the list is the Valerian root. It is a prefered way to treat insomnia because you are not going to get addicted to it and you won't feel hungover the next morning. The way it helps is by calming the brain and nervous system. This happens thanks to compounds known as valepotriates, which affect your brain's GABA recpetors. When these receptors are exposed to a larger number of GABA they tend to sedate the nervous system.

Passion flower

This herb works in a similar fashion as Valerian root. It sedates the nervous system thanks to gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA. Also this herb is great for a combination with the other herbs in this list, because it is also known to be a MAO-inhibitor,this makes it a great potentiator of other psychoactive herbs and it notably increases and prolongs their effects. An important note I should make here is that there is a number of types of passion flower out there. The one you need is Passiflora incarnate. The other types may be dangerous.

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Studies show that thanks to the agent known as lupulin hops has a calming effect and helps put your mind and nervous system at ease. Studies also show the combination of hops and other sedative herbs like Valerian root increases the effect of both herbs dramatically.


This herb is also among the best known sleep aids for years. It's sedative effect is caused by Chrysing, Glycine and Apigenin. Three compounds that calm the muscles and the nervous system, thus allowing you to fall a sleep easier.

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Lemon Balm

This wonderful herb has a great combination of sedative chemicals that include terpenes, geraniol, citral, citronellal, and citronellol. This is yet another example of a herb, whose effects multiply when used in a combination with other sedative herbs.

Because these herbs are most powerful when used in combination, this is exactly how I advise you to treat your sleeplessness. You can do this by getting all of them separately and than combining them into a bouquet for a relaxing cup of tea. However, this is a little complicated, because you need to keep in mind the recommended dosages of all of the herbs.

The approach I would recommend you is through Alteril. It is a great system consisting of three things

  • a natural supplement that has all of those herbs and a number of natural compounds like Melatonin, L-Theanine and L-Tryptophan, which are proven to be even better in curing insomnia.
  • Serene soothing tea blend that contains Chamomile, Lavender, Spearmint, Lemon Verbena, and Linden. Some more herbs that are known for their relaxing properties.
  • A Binaural Beat CD- which will help you reach a state of meditative relaxation through low frequency beats.

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I hope this information will be able to help you overcome this condition and really improve your life. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment or send me an e-mail at

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Ruth Busse said...

I'd like to share that I've been using the alteril system for 3 months now and I am very happy :) I wasn't sure about the binural beats, but now I love it. Anyway, keep up the good work Stanimir :)

SSotirov said...

Hi Ruth :) I am glad you found a way to improve your sleep :)) and thank you for the kind words!

Anonymous said...

How dose that binaural thing work? This post was waaay to long btw

SSotirov said...

First of all, we need to explain that our brain works on a different frequency depending on your state or emotion. This means that it is possible to achieve a certain state (like in our example deep sleep) by making it work in a certain frequency. This can be achieved with certain sounds. However, here is the tricky part. The so called alpha, delta and theta frequencies are too low to hear.

For example, the frequency at which the brain works during the state of deep sleep is 6.5 Hz. A sound in the same frequency is too low to hear so it won't work. The way binaural beats gets around this problem is by playing beats with different frequencies in both ears. For example a beat of 100Hz is played in your right ear and a beat of 106.5 Hz is played in your left ear. This makes the brain compensate for the frequency differences by working in a 6.5 Hz brain frequency, thus achieving a state of relaxation. I hope this makes sense the way I explained it :)

About the post, yes I agree, it did end up a little longer than I hoped (just like this comment), but I felt that all of the information in it was necessary :)

Sprayable Sleep said...

All these suggestions are good for whatever reason. It is important, I think, to consider how we are taking care of ourselves, and whether or not we have a solid support system to relate to, encourage and lean upon. And I certainly have seen the benefit of exercise and how it makes me feel better!

Anonymous said...

Nice post!
Herbs can indeed help in boosting brain function and treating insomnia. I've been using a natural brain booster called Piracetol for a while and it has really improved my cognitive health. See Piracetol results.