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Herbal Supplements

Valerian: 600 milligrams an hour before bedtime helps some people, but give it a full month to be effective.

Melatonin: Is a hormone that works for short term sleep issues such as those from jet lag or for people whose circadian rhythms are out of whack. It doesn't seem to be super effective for other kinds of insomnia.


St. John’s Wort: This is relatively safe to try, especially at low doses, but in some cases it can interfere with other medications (some antidepressants), so check with your doctor before taking it.

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