Can’t Sleep? These herbs may help your insomnia!

Can’t Sleep? These herbs may help your insomnia!

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Sleep is an essential part of our lives, yet it often gets overlooked over the blaring horns of everyday hustles. We can all relate to the symptoms of a poor night's sleep, which include grogginess, inability to concentrate, and irritability. It is safe to call sleep a soothing balm for a tired soul. 

You know you can surrender yourself to the calming spells of sleep for its gentle arms can heal your deep wounds. With busy schedules, digital distractions, and high levels of stress, it's easy for sleep to take a back seat. And there are times when you feel more wound up than a cat chasing a laser pointer at bedtime. 

Ah, the agony!

In this blog, we will explore different herbs that you can use to amp up your relaxation game and optimize your sleep habits. Whether you're a light sleeper, an insomniac, or simply looking to improve your sleep quality, this post is for you.


Passionflower is an amazing choice of herb for people who struggle to fall asleep due to racing thoughts and stress. Its sleep-inducing properties are employed to alleviate anxiety and promote relaxation that in turn helps in improving the quality of sleep, all the while reducing the time it takes for you to fall asleep. It is available in the form of teas, tinctures, and supplements in the market.

If your brain won't shut up when it's time for bed, Passion Flower Tincture is there to say "shhhhh" and tuck you in.


You might know hops as the bitter flower that gives your favorite beer its distinct flavor, but did you know it can also help you catch some top-notch z’s? Yes, the same herb that makes you feel like a master brewer can also make you feel like a master sleeper. It contains a compound called humulene, which has sedative properties and can help reduce anxiety. Just add half to a full dropper of Hops Tincture to your bedtime beverage and chug it down. Who knows! You might just wake up feeling like a beer connoisseur-turned-sleeping champion. Cheers to that!


To me, mugwort always sounds like something that crept out of a Harry Potter book! But in reality, it has been used for centuries to help people with their sleep-related issues. Its potent sleep-inducing content reduces anxiety, stress, and insomnia, so you can say goodbye to those painful nights of counting sheep and hello to a land of blissful dreams. It is commonly consumed as tea and tincture but you can also spritz some Mugwort Sage Spray around you or on your pillow and inhale it like a sleep-inducing wizard. 


We all know how catnip turns our feline friends into a zoned-out ball of fluff. But it can also help us humans to catch some premium shut-eye time. It contains a compound called nepetalactone that has a sedative effect and can make you feel more relaxed than a cat lounging in a sunbeam. You can sip on some Catnip tea, use its tincture or inhale its scent to get a good night’s sleep.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm herb has been used for centuries to help people relax and get some quality shut-eye, so you can wake up feeling fresher than a squeezed lemon. It is popularly consumed as a tea, but you can add its tincture to your favorite beverage, or simply inhale its million-dollar scent like a lemon-loving boss. 

So if you’re looking for a natural sleep-inducing option that won't leave you all groggy the next morning, try Lemon Balm!


Valerian has been knocking people to deep slumber even before it gained the limelight. This natural sleep aid is quite notorious for its method and sleep-inducing compounds. Drink its tea to get your fix before bedtime or add not more than half a dropper of tincture to your water. 

Just be warned that valerian can cause some serious drowsiness, so don't take it before doing anything that requires concentration or operating machinery.