Natural sleep supplements can be used as a sleep aid and are safer than sleeping pills. Natural ingredients that can promote sleep include:
Chamomile is widely regarded as a mild sedative as well as a sleep enhancer. The sedative effect is due to the flavonoid apigenin, which binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain.
Kava, a plant root native to the Southern Pacific region, is known for its sedative and antidepressant properties, which can help relieve stress-induced insomnia.
Natural GABA has a variety of sleep-improving properties, fermented GABA can shorten the time it takes to fall asleep, and fermented foods, such as fermented vegetables and some yogurts, are rich in probiotics and can have a dramatic effect on your GABA levels.