Falling Asleep With Plants: Tips And Tricks

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Drawing on his etymology of Latin "somnus "which means" sleep ", or"somniculus "meaning"sleeping state ", theinsomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep to the point of having bad consequences on the daily of the individual.

If today, about 33% of adults suffer from occasional insomnia, 11% are subject to real insomnia.

Rather than passing White Nights while waiting for the "train of sleep" (which never or not for a long time), the "reflex plant "is an alternative effective to find a rhythm of restorative sleep.

Insomnia: the most common causes

Sleep is a set of successive and distinct cycles characterized by a loss of consciousness of our external environment, followed by a gradual decline in muscle tone, but without loss of sensory reception.

In the same way as digestion, respiration or immunity, sleep is part of the vital activities of the body during which the secretion of hormones promotes growth, regeneration of tissues, psychic and physical recovery of the individual.

When disturbed, consequences (drowsiness, irritability, fatigue, loss of memory, difficulty concentrating) can be disastrous for the individual.

We thus distinguish:

  • the dyssomnias due to alcohol, emotional stress, drugs...
  • parasomnias due to sleep apnea, sleepwalking, bruxism...
  • other disorders of psychiatric origin (depression), neurological (migraines), or pathological (asthma, gastro-oesophageal reflux...).

The best plants that make you sleep

Here is a non-exhaustive list of Top 5 plants that make you sleep:


Indicated in infusion cases of insomnia - except for pregnant women, subjects under sedatives, sleeping pills, tranquillizers or suffering from cancers (uterus, breast etc.) - the hop flowers favor the sleep.

Dosage: Pour 10 to 15 g of strobiles (dried flowers) into 1L of boiling water. Infuse for ten minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day.

To read also: benefits and virtues of hops for health


The flavonoids and the oxidizing properties and sedative that contain the petals and leaves ofhawthorn to fight againstanxiety post-sleep and the stress.

Infuse for ¼ hour, 1 teaspoon of hawthorn flowers in a cup of boiling water. Filter. Drink 1 to 3 cups a day for 3 weeks.

To read also: benefits and virtues of hawthorn for health


True tranquilizer, the basil in infusion relieves migraines, stomachaches, anxieties and promotes falling asleep.


Infuse 4 basil leaves for 5 minutes in a cup of hot water. To drink after each meal.

Read also: benefits and virtues of basil for health


Still called "eschscholtzia", his sedative virtues promote sleep and improve quality of sleep.


Infuse 1 tablespoon of the plant in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes. This herbal tea is not recommended for children under 6, pregnant and lactating women.


Known for regulate the nervous system, content alkaloids and flavonoids do the passionflower, a renowned plant. Her tisane is to drink in case ofanxiety and D'anguish.


Pour 5 tablespoons dried flowers of passionflower into 500 ml of boiling water. Let infuse. Drink 1 cup before then after dinner for a regulated sleep cycle.

To read also: benefits and virtues of passionflower for health

Other herbs are very effective in helping to sleep:

other plants the assets different but complementary are also recommended to fight against sleeping troubles, notably theinsomnia.

Associated (or not) with passionflower, the valerian, the officinal verbena, hawthorn, chamomile, the lime, the orange blossom, the melissa or again lavender, are all plants contributing to your welfare without addiction.

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