Keep Calm and Sleep On

There’s nothing worse than an unsatisfying night of sleep.

The solution to your snooze-related woes may lie in a perennial plant with white, pink and purple flowers. Native to parts of Europe and Asia, this plant goes by the name Valeriana officinalis – or more commonly, valerian.

The ground and dried root of this plant can be consumed in tea or supplement form and traditionally has been used to support a feeling of calmness, as well as deep, restful and restorative sleep. (Ahhhh, that sounds nice.)

Shop for soothing valerian root products

Vitacost.com offers a variety of valerian root products, including supplements, teas and liquid extracts:

  • Vitacost Valerian Root: This standardized extract supplies 1,020 mg of valerian root per 2-capsule serving, and may actually support better sleep in poor sleepers.

 

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