One of the most common complaints I see in my office is insomnia. While there are several over the counter and prescription medications available to help with sleep, many people prefer herbal or dietary supplements as alternatives. Many of these substances are both effective and safe. But like any therapy it is important to understand that they can have unpleasant side effects and may interact with other medications or supplements you take. When used in appropriate doses and under the supervision of your physician, many of these alternative therapies have robust histories of being useful treatments for insomnia and have helped many of my own patients.
A few common dietary and herbal supplements you may have heard about include:
Melatonin Tryptophan Valerian Chamomile Lemon Balm Kava If you struggle with falling asleep, staying asleep or daytime sleepiness call your physician and come in to discuss possible reasons for your sleep struggles and options available to help you. We want you to feel and look your best…and that starts with a good night’s sleep.