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The night has its power. Quality sleep fills us with fresh energy, rejuvenates tired cells, smooths out wrinkles, sorts our various memories into special compartments, and helps us to take a fresh look at long-standing problems. Quality sleep is, without doubt, one of the most important factors of a healthy body and soul. But what happens when sleep eludes us? Or if sleep comes and goes as frequently as the timetable of London's underground trains?
Good sleep eludes almost half of adults
The majority of adults have experienced problems with sleep at some point in their life. It is estimated that half the general population has encountered insomnia several times, whilst around 10% of adults battle with chronic insomnia. All age groups can be affected by insomnia, and it is somewhat more frequent among women and older people.
The most common causes of insomnia
The reasons for the onset of insomnia vary, often it is a combination of various factors, which can also depend on a person's stage of life. Some of the most frequent causes of insomnia are:
- Insomnia often occurs as a result of psychological causes. The most frequent among them are stress, anxiety, and depression. Due to the connection between them, sleep disturbances are often also an indicator of any of the aforementioned psychological problems.
- Among the most common physiological reasons for insomnia are disorders of the circadian rhythm (biological clock), which regulates the sleep cycle. The hormone melatonin has the greatest influence on the circadian rhythm, whilst other external factors such as light and temperature are also important.
- Insomnia can also occur as a side effect of taking certain medicines.
- Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol can influence the cycle and quality of our sleep.
- External factors can also affect our sleep, such as room temperature, a partner snoring, or physical sleep disturbers such as restless leg syndrome.
Valeriana officinalis, commonly known as valerian, is an herb native to Asia and Europe. It is now also grown in the US, China and other countries.
Flowers from the valerian plant were used to make perfume centuries ago, and the root portion has been used in traditional medicine for at least 2,000 years.
Unlike its delicately scented flowers, valerian root has a very strong, earthy odor due to the volatile oils and other compounds responsible for its sedative effects.
Interestingly, the name "valerian" is derived from the Latin verb valere, which means "to be strong" or "to be healthy." Valerian root extract is available as a supplement in capsule or liquid form. It can also be consumed as a tea.How Does It Work?
Valerian root contains a number of compounds that may promote sleep and reduce anxiety.
These include valerenic acid, isovaleric acid and a variety of antioxidants.
Valerian has received attention for its interaction with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical messenger that helps regulate nerve impulses in your brain and nervous system.
Researchers have shown that low GABA levels related to acute and chronic stress are linked to anxiety and low-quality sleep
Valerenic acid has been found to inhibit the breakdown of GABA in the brain, resulting in feelings of calmness and tranquility. This is the same way anti-anxiety medications like Valium and Xanax work
Valerian root also contains the antioxidants hesperidin and linarin, which appear to have sedative and sleep-enhancing properties.
Many of these compounds may inhibit excessive activity in the amygdala, a part of the brain that processes fear and strong emotional responses to stress.
One study found that treating mice with valerian improved their response to physical and psychological stress by maintaining levels of serotonin, a brain chemical involved in mood regulation.
Moreover, researchers have shown that isovaleric acid may prevent sudden or involuntary muscle contractions similar to valproic acid, a medication used to treat epilepsy