Before you decide to take a valerian supplement for insomnia, consider the following:
MEDICATION MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER
Start with Lifestyle Habits that Influence Sleep. Avoid caffeine late in the day, maintain a regular sleep schedule, get regular exercise, and wind down an hour or two before bed.
PRODUCT CLAIMS MAY BE MISLEADING
Don’t just rely on a product’s biased marketing. Along with it, look for objective, Research-based information to evaluate a product’s claims. After analyzing it, go for the Required Product.
SIDE EFFECTS MAY OCCUR
Although Valerian is thought to be fairly safe, side effects such as Headache, Dizziness, Stomach problems or Sleeplessness may occur. Valerian may not be safe if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding. Because Valerian can make you drowsy, avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery after taking it.
DRUG INTERACTIONS ARE POSSIBLE
Valerian may increase the effects of other Sleep aids. It also increases the Sedative effect of Depressants, such as alcohol, benzodiazepines and narcotics. Valerian can interfere with some prescription medications.
HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS AREN’T MONITORED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION THE SAME WAY MEDICATIONS ARE
You can’t always be certain of what you’re getting and whether it’s safe. Contents of a supplement containing valerian may not be consistent and may include other ingredients. Remember, natural doesn’t always mean safe.