Let's look at the supplements out on the market that help induce sleep or relaxation:
Valerian, Passion Flower, Hops, Kava Kava, Chamomile, Melatonin
5 - HTP, L - Tryptophan, L - Theonine, Gaba
Remember what works for one person, may not necessarily work for you. There are different reasons why people have problems with not getting adequate or quality sleep. Also remember that some supplements may create a great responce initially, only to wear off in time. Below are some doctor recommendations:
- Dr. Teitelbaum found that people with fibromylagia were helped significantly by using a formula he helped develop with a group of researchers at Enzymatic Therapy. The product, " Revitalizing Sleep Formula" helped reduce fibro fog and increase quality of sleep. www.enzymatictherapy.com
Revitalizing Sleep Formula contains:
Valerian, Hops, Passion Flower, L-Theanine, Jamacian Dog Wood, and Wild Lettuce.
- Dr. Elrod, author of "Reversing Fibromyalgia" recommends drinking a cup of chamomile tea at bed time along with 2 mg of melatonin. (www.TheBodyAdvantage.com)
- L-Tryptophan is worth trying just by itself, especially if you are having problems with morning groginess from melatonin, valerian, etc.. (It can be purchased through the company "Source Naturals" www.sourcenaturals.com )
- Supplements for promoting relaxation would be Gaba, Chamomile, and Kava Kava. These supplements can be taken during the day time without putting you into a direct sleep. Gaba is an amino acid that helps calm an over-active brain (common in fibro). It will help reduce anxiety, worry, and nervousness.