Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep Better?


By Dr. Mercola Insomnia is defined as a medical condition involving difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep through the night. While aggravating in and of itself, insomnia can also lead to or exacerbate many other health problems, ranging from fatigue and an increased risk of accidents to a heightened risk of diabetes and cancer. According to the latest estimates, insomnia may affect upwards of 70 million American adults, with men reporting a higher incidence than women.1 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of American adults fail to get at least seven hours of sleep on a regular basis,2 which is associated with an increased risk of chronic ill health and mental distress. As noted by Dr. Wayne Giles, director of CDC’s Division of Population Health:3 “As a nation we are not getting enough sleep. Lifestyle changes such as going to bed at the same time each night; rising at the same time each morning; and turning off or removing
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/05/04/valerian-root-for-sleep.aspx

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