For the most part, sleeping pills and drugs to help you sleep are not something you want to use long term.
A natural sleep aid is a much better way to go.
Sleeping pills used sparingly can help but with any drug there are side effects.
All prescription sleeping pills have side effects, which can vary depending on the specific drug, the dosage, and how long the drug lasts in your system.
Common side effects include headache, muscle aches, constipation, dry mouth, daytime sleepiness, trouble concentrating, dizziness, unsteadiness, and rebound insomnia.
It really doesn’t seem worth it, a natural sleep aid seems better.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center:
Valerian has been used to ease insomnia, anxiety, and nervous restlessness since the second century A.D.
It became popular in Europe in the 17th century. It has also been suggested to treat stomach cramps. Some research — though not all — does suggest that valerian may help some people with insomnia.
Germany’s Commission E approved valerian as an effective mild sedative and the United States Food and Drug Administration listed valerian as “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS).
What Is Valerian
Valerian is a perennial plant that is native to Europe and grows up to 2 feet tall. It is grown to decorate gardens but also grows wild in damp grasslands.
Straight, hollow stems are topped by umbrella-like heads. Its dark green leaves are pointed at the tip and hairy underneath.
Shaklee’s Gentle Sleep Complex has a unique combination of passion flower, German chamomile, and Valerian.
Valerian has been used for over a thousand years because it helps maintain a calm state, promotes relaxation, and is a natural means of promotin restful sleep.
Swallow three tablets or make a tea. It has a soothing effect that helps many people sleep soundly without the after-effects of sleeping pills. Allen
Gentle Sleep Complex helps me sleep better and I wake up easily in the morning without any of the bad side-effects of other products. John Boston
And at Shaklee like all there products they test every product for purity, potency and clinical testing to prove the products always work and are always safe.