Category: Sleep

Product Spotlight: Valerian for Sleep

Valerian Root with Flowers
Valerian officinalis is primarily used to help people fall asleep and stay asleep. It has a long history of use in Western and Chinese medicine and was cited for medicinal use by Hippocrates, the father of medicine (ca 460-377 BC.)  Valerian root contains more than 150 chemical constituents. Although some supplements are standardized to valerenic... Read more »

Investigating Insomnia: Beyond Basics

Woman with Insomnia
Basic information on sleep hygiene and natural remedies for insomnia abound. If you have not tried any of the natural medicine options like valerian, passionflower, L-theanine, or melatonin, our wellness specialists would be happy to show you the various options available. But what if you have tried the basic natural remedies, and still suffer from... Read more »

3 Natural Mood Enhancers

  Giving your mood a boost can be as simple as getting a good night’s sleep or spending the day in the sunshine. But for people who have more severe symptoms of feeling down, such as seasonal affective disorder or depression, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals or a combination of both may be able to improve their sense... Read more »

Better Sleep

  Most women experience sleep disturbances around menopause, especially if hormone changes provoke hot flashes at night. Most of us require between 6 and 9 hours of sleep to function at an optimal state. It may be of some comfort to know that both men and women report less restful sleep as they age.  Many... Read more »