Sound Sleep by Gaia Herbs brings together a number of herbal plants that are recognized for their beneficial application in addressing difficulty with sleep.
This compound works to reduce the anxiety, irritability, restlessness, physical tension, and worry that one will often see associated with occasional sleeplessness. This compound may also be used at times when nervous excitement and anxiety affect normal and healthy sleep function.
- Ultimate Support for Refreshing and Revitalizing Sleep
- Promotes Restfulness and Support the Body During Occasional Times of Stress
- Encourages Trophorestoration of the Nerve System
- 100% vegetarian, dairy-free, NO gluten containing ingredients
Valerian root has reportedly been used since around the time of Christ to induce sleep. Today, the highly respected German Commission E notes its use for restlessness and nervous disturbances of sleep. The World Health Organization (WHO) also suggests its use as a sleep-promoting herb, stating that it is often used to support occasional nervous excitement and disturbances of sleep, when associated with anxiety. This has been further suggested by other sources.
GABA and L-glycine have been included in this formula due to the benefits reported by the highly respected clinician, Dr. Bill Mitchell, ND. In combination, they are reputed to possess a mild calming quality that supports the overall function of this formula.
Kava Kava is well known for its relaxing affect. Used traditionally to elevate the mind and relax the body, it is said that when consuming Kava, you "feel friendly" and "cannot hate". Numerous clinical trials have supported the use of Kava for support of reduced nervous anxiety. In fact, the German Commission E approves Kava for conditions of nervous anxiety, stress and restlessness. Kava is used here to address the stress and anxiety that can often keep someone from obtaining deep, restful sleep.
Passionflower is another example of a plant that has traditionally been reported to induce sleep by its calming or quieting influence. It has also traditionally been used to support the nervous system. Passionflower has been approved by the highly regarded European Scientific Co-operative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP) for tenseness, restlessness and irritability with difficulty in falling asleep.
California poppy has received wide acknowledgement from a number of respected clinicians for use as a mild sleep aid. One highly respected practitioner from Europe states that California poppy is altogether gentle, more in the direction of establishing equilibrium.
American Skullcap was used by the Eclectic physicians of the last century as a tonic and support to the nervous system. It was said to be especially useful for nervous conditions manifesting with excitability, restlessness, or wakefulness. Skullcap is included here for its specific use with nervousness from mental or physical exhaustion.
Hops strobiles are used traditionally for nervous irritation and wakefulness, chiefly where anxiety and worry are the cause. The German Commission E monograph mentions Hops for restlessness and anxiety, as well as disorders of sleep. Hops was also used historically to stimulate digestion and to tonify cerebro-spinal function. Hops serves this formula as a valued relaxing and restorative tonic.