Sleep Aid Alternatives to Ashwagandha

Sleep Aid Alternatives to Ashwagandha

What is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha is a herb grown in India and South East Asia, known for its stress and anxiety-relieving qualities.

The herb contains chemicals that may calm the brain and lower blood pressure.

Some folks use ashwagandha as a sleep aid and to manage their stress.

Ashwagandha Origins

Ashwagandha has grown in popularity over the years but it's actually been used in traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years, even as far back as 6000 B.C.

The root smells like a horse ("ashwa") which is why it's called the power of the horse ("ashwagandha").

People have used Ashwagandha mainly to help with sleep and reduce stress.

Benefits of Ashwagandha

There are plenty of benefits of adding ashwagandha into your daily life. In addition to relieving stress and anxiety, ashwagandha is known to:

  • Boost testosterone
  • Increase focus
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Lower cortisol levels
  • Improve sleep quality

If you want to avoid tasting the horse, you can supplement ashwagandha with a tasteless powdered pill.

Potential Setbacks from Ashwagandha

Although ashwagandha has been used for centuries there have been few long term studies on it's effects.

Ashwagandha if used for 3 months or longer can cause the following:

  • Diaherra
  • Nausea
  • Upset Stomach
  • Vomiting

If trying ashwagandha for the first time, start with a low dose and to use sparingly. 

PreSleep Does Not Contain Ashwagandha

PreSleep does not have any ashwagandha in it.

Our early prototypes did contain the herb but we found it wasn't a big mover in sleep hygiene.

Although we do see the value in ashwagandha as a stress relieving supplement it's no longer in our ingredients list.



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