Herbs For Sleep – So you’ve changed your sleep environment by updating your room decor, complete with organic cotton sheets,  cooling supportive pillows, and a thick, luxurious area rug for under those aching feet, to put you in the mood for shut-eye, and sleep is still elusive. Well, in conjunction with a serene sleep environment, developing other healthy sleeping habits is an inextricable part of good health and well-being.

One can eat right and exercise regularly and still be in poor health if they are not getting proper, sufficient, and restful sleep. In addition to this, just one night of poor sleep or sleep deprivation can have immediate negative effects on someone’s cognitive ability and judgment, motor skills and reflexes, mood, and mental health.

With all that in mind, it’s alarming to think that roughly around 30 percent of the general population suffer from poor sleeping habits and sleep disorders. That’s 30 percent of the population unable to function at their best and unable to enjoy life to its fullest.

There are many factors that can affect sleep; chief among them is stress and anxiety. Many people will find themselves tossing and turning and unable to sleep when they are going through some major life change or when they have a pressing problem at work or in their personal lives. For severe cases, like chronic insomnia, it’s always best to consult your doctor. They may recommend a prescription sleep aid, lifestyle changes, or refer to you a sleep specialist.

If you feel like your sleep issues are not severe enough to warrant a visit from the doctor, but it could still use some improvement, or if you travel and suffer from jet lag often, you can try the homeopathic approach with herbs for sleep. Below are the top five herbal remedies and natural sleep aids to may help you get a good night’s sleep.