Sleep can be elusive, and your day can be vastly influenced by how much sleep you get. Sometimes leaning on supplements to help you sleep is the best way to make it through. But, which supplement is best for you?
It’s a classic, but there is a reason for it. Melatonin is the hormone that you release naturally when your environment gets dark. There is evidence to support the theory that people who live in urban environments where light pollution is prevalent may produce less melatonin. For this reason, taking melatonin supplements may be beneficial for those people.
Chamomile may be the safest of the supplements on this list. Chamomile contains a chemical that helps promote sleepiness and may be beneficial if you struggle to get sleepy. There is a reason it is found in most “sleepy time” teas!
Lavender contains the same chemical that makes you sleepy as chamomile. Many people like the smell of lavender and its relaxing properties, but you can also opt for lavender tea!
This is one of the more widely studied in the world of sleep supplements. Like chamomile and lavender, magnesium supplements can help you feel sleepy, but it will also support you throughout sleep. It is recommended to avoid taking more than 350 mg of magnesium as a supplement.
OTC drugs, like doxylamine succinate (Nyquil) or diphenhydramine (Benedryl), are some other options for sleep supplements. These can often cause drowsiness, and it’s recommended that you consult your doctor before taking an OTC drug.
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