valerianValerian is one of the most common natural remedies for nervous conditions. It works great to calm down anxiety, nervous tension and other effects of stresses. Also, it is one of the best known and the most effective herbal remedies for insomnia. This natural solution has been widely used since the times of ancient empires, and its main advantages embrace such factors as quite strong action, the absence of dependency, headaches, allergic reactions and other common side effects. Today, scientists say that valerian can be a great remedy to relieve sleep problems that usually accompany menopause.

The findings of the study carried out by the specialists at Tehran University, were recently published in the journal Menopause. The experiments involved over 100 women who entered their postmenopause period and suffer from chronic insomnia. common valerianA half of the participants was given two valerian capsules a day, and another half was given placebo. The trials lasted as long as 30 days, followed by interviewing women on the point of possible improvements of their sleep quality.

It turned out that over 30 per cent of those women who were regally taking valerian capsules reported significant improvements in their sleep quality. It included such important factors as how long they could sleep without waking up at night, how many times they use to wake up at night, or how much time it usually takes for them to fall asleep, and many others. On the other hand, only about 3-4 per cent of those women who were assigned to take placebo reported minor improvements in their sleep quality. No one of the participants reported about any serious side effect.

Simin Taavoni, one of the leading specialists in the study group, writes in the press release: “Valerian improves the quality of sleep in women with menopause who are experiencing insomnia. Findings from this study add support to the reported effectiveness of valerian in the clinical management of insomnia.” The world’s leading scientists underline the importance of studying long-term effects of valerian on people with insomnia, according to the release of the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. More information about herbal remedies like valerian to relieve the symptoms and discomfort of post-menopause period will follow.

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One Response to “Valerian Can Be The Best Natural Aid For Menopausal Sleep Problems”

  1. sola johnesNo Gravatar Says:

    Valerian extracts can solve a great deal of problems, including increased heartrate, anxiety, and insomnia, too. Just use it regularly or according to your doc’s prescription.