We all know that getting enough sleep is important for your health and happiness. But let’s face it, how many of us are getting the required 8-hours of sleep each night?

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Here are 3 herbs that you can use right before bedtime to help you relax, unwind, and drift off to dreamland.

1. Chamomile

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Chamomile promotes sleep with an extreme calming effect. You can drink it as a tea before bed by pouring boiling water over dried flowers and letting it steep for five to ten minutes. If you find it hard to relax at bedtime, or if you suffer from tummy troubles that keep you awake, this is the tea for you.

2. Lavender

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Lavender is perhaps the most well-known sleep herb. There are many lavender sleep aids available commercially as it has long been known as a muscle-relaxer and sedative. Dried lavender is often made into small sleep pillows, which can be tucked under your pillow, where the scent will help you sleep better all night long. Lavender can also be made into a tea, either on its own, or in combination with other herbs.

3. Passionflower

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Passionflower is a sedative herb that has a tranquilizing effect, treating insomnia, anxiety, and nervousness. You can drink it as a tea, either on its own, or in combination with other herbs.

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