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I was just wondering if Valerian is safe to take daily. I must win some kind of record for being the world's lightest sleeper and I live in one of the world's noisiest neighborhoods. Needless to say, with the windows open, I haven't been sleeping well lately.

Last night I popped a Valerian. I still woke up frequently, but I was able to fall right back asleep. I am directly attributing this to the Valerian because I am your classic Type A personality and when I wake up in the middle of the night my brain starts going and I start worrying about work.

Anyway, long story short, is Valerian safe in the long term?

Thanks!

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Here are two links to check out. The second one is more informative (found it after posting the other one).

PubMed

World Health

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hey glutenfreePAL.

i took it daily for awhile, and found that it would work for about two days, then the third day i had insominia... And so on. But this was back in October or so.

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I take it very often due to various arthritic conditions

and I have not had any problems with it. Doesn't bother

my stomach or anything. I'd much rather take valerian root

than any of the prescriptions out there because I never have

that groggy/drugged feeling in the morning.

Also got it growing in my yard...

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Part of the reason they suggest not taking them daily is because any substance you take like that can be psychologically addictive. I don't recall it having many other interactions, but you might want to check google just to be sure. Additionally, making a regular bedtime routine, if you don't already have one, may help as well.

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Part of the reason they suggest not taking them daily is because any substance you take like that can be psychologically addictive. I don't recall it having many other interactions, but you might want to check google just to be sure. Additionally, making a regular bedtime routine, if you don't already have one, may help as well.

Valerian has some nasty side effects if taken over a longperiod of time in reasonable doses.

As with anything, you should only take it when you absolutely have to, limit it to when you are absolutely exhausted.

Any sleep problem should be checked out by a professional person.

http://altmed.creighton.edu/valerian/adverse.htm

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