If your patients are asking about alternative remedies for insomnia, you may want to look into the studies compiled in this article by ABC Health & Wellbeing.

Evidence: There is some evidence that valerian is helpful in people with insomnia as well as women with sleep disturbance during menopause.

Early research into valerian’s sleep-enhancing properties was promising, with some research suggesting it was as effective as sedatives (benzodiazepine drugs) for insomnia, however other studies are more negative.

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