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Natural Sleep Supplements That Are Better Than Melatonin

Natural Sleep Supplements That Are Better Than Melatonin

Melatonin as a sleeping aid is on the rise and alot are not aware of the risk that comes with melatonin and other over-the-counter sleeping aids.

Melatonin is often associated with headaches, dizziness, stomach cramps, confusion, disorientation, change of behavior, irritability, anxiety, depression and tremors. The National Institutes of Health reported that prolonged usage of melatonin or other sleeping aids whether over-the-counter or with prescriptions may cause dementia and early mortality. Melatonin should be taken for a short term period such as in case of jet lag.

If you are not able to fall or stay asleep for a long period of time then consider consulting your physician as they may be able to point out the root cause of this and suggest a proper medication or supplements to help improve your sleep. There are natural sleeping aid alternatives that you can choose to replace melatonin or other sleep aids without having to deal with side effects or health risks and like valerian root, magnesium, tart cherry, GABA, lavender oil, L-theanine and CBD.

Valerian root

Valerian root has been part of traditional Chinese medicine for a very long time. The valerian root extracts can be used to reduce stress and calm the nerves. Research have shown that valerian roots can help you fall asleep faster. It can be found as tea bags, tinctures, capsules and tablets. Take 1-2 dose before bedtime.


Magnesium is a very important mineral that helps your body to function properly. Magnesium are known to help with muscle and nerves functions. They are also known to help ease anxiety, a root cause to those restless nights. Magnesium can be found naturally in pumpkins and almonds, but there are a lot of magnesium supplements available today.

Tart Cherry

Tart cherry contains high antioxidants and tryptophan when combined can help promote better sleep. The antioxidants can help battle stress and restore sleep for your body. Tart cherry can be consume as a juice or in supplements.


GABA is an Amino acid widely available in your body. It also acts as inhibitory neurotransmitter for your brain - blocking out stress response. GABA can be found in tea and fermented foods and also available in supplements. Taking GABA 60 minutes before bedtime can promote relaxation and lower anxiety.

Lavender oil

Lavender is a fragrant plant known for its soothing scent and have been used for a very long time in herbal medicine to help promote better sleep. Studies have shown that lavender in the form of essential oil can help people with mild sleep disturbances. Today lavender are available as essential oil, fragrant candles or as an active ingredient in balm and lotion. Lavender may be poisonous so never take it orally.


L-theanine is a natural compound found in tea and mushrooms. Researchers have suggested that L-theanine affects serotonin and dopamine in your brain which is responsible for mood, sleep and emotions.


CBD stands for cannabidiol which is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system in your body to promote better sleep, manage pain, reduce stress and anxiety, treat inflammation and improve the immune system. CBD has no psychoactive effects so it won't cause any intoxication. CBD is non-addictive and there are no withdrawal symptoms. CBD is available as CBD oil, topicals, edibles, vaping oil or cannabis flowers. At Mellow Organic we have our own CBD oil and CBD topicals to suit your needs.

Mellow Organic is the first and most trusted CBD products in Thailand. Our premium CBD products that we offer are Mellow CBD Oil made from pure CBD, Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil that contains a high amount of CBD along with THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant and Mellow CBD Soothing Balm with pleasant vanilla scented balm with CBD infused ingredients. Our product is lab tested for Top Quality CBD content and zero toxicity. Feel free to visit our website or go to our Facebook page for more details on our CBD oil products.

Written by Vivek Roachthavilit

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