If sleep is impaired, it may be difficult to fall asleep and/or sleep through the night. Difficulty falling asleep can also be caused by taking stimulating substances such as coffee, cola drinks and the like. Other factors that can make it difficult to fall asleep quickly are noise, pain, stress and worry. Difficulty sleeping through the night often leads to a lack of extended, continuous periods of sleep. However, many natural solutions exist when it comes to improving sleep, for example, through regular exercise during the day and avoiding light in the evening. In addition, there are certain plants that help promote normal sleep. These include:
Griffonia Simplicifolia: The seeds of this African plant contain, among other things, a certain amount of 5-hydroxytryptophan. This is a direct precursor of serotonin, which is formed from the essential amino acid tryptophan. Serotonin in turn can be converted into melatonin at night, which can have a positive effect on sleep.
To optimise the metabolism of Griffonia, sufficient amounts of vitamin B6 are also important. This vitamin is found in almost all animal and plant foods. Vitamin B6 can contribute to normal energy metabolism and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It can also support normal immune and nervous system function.
Valerian or extracts of the root can be found, for example, in mono-products, certain drinks, ice cream, baked goods and bath additives. However, it can also be enjoyed in the form of teas. This is an active plant ingredient that can help induce sleep, promote deep sleep and support dreaming. One advantage of valerian is that it does not cause morning exhaustion, but can have anxiety-relieving effects.
Hops, an important ingredient in beer, can also have a calming and sleep-promoting effect. Other plants that are suitable for promoting sleep are peppermint, camomile, lemon balm as well as passion flower.
The right combination of these plant substances not only has a sleep-promoting and relaxing effect, but can also support a continuous course of sleep according to the physiological sleep phases.
To increase the bioavailability of various micronutrients, perrins, substances found in black pepper, are helpful.