I've always been one to stay up 'til the wee hours of the morning even when I was tired. I also have restless leg syndrome, which exacerbates my insomnia. I was hesitant to use any serious sleep medications, so I thought I'd try valerian (believe it or not, based on the recommendation of a holistic vet). These pills are magic, albeit stinky. I take two before getting into bed and they allow me to simply fall asleep when I'm tired. I've also noticed a marked decrease in my RLS since I'm sleeping better. My teenage son also struggles with the same conditions I do, so I gave the valerian to him (with pediatrician's okay) and he swears by them. Without the extra little calming affect, he'd be up through the night. They are non-addictive and don't really make you sleepy, just allow you to sleep when tired. Highly recommended to all who suffer as we USED TO!
Posted by DebojitDeb-India on June 24 2016 | Verified Purchase
I am a chronic insomniac since my college days. After reading the reviews, I ordered valerian root cap 500mg & melatonin 3mg. I took 2 caps of valerian root & 1 tab of melatonin before bed time, but they hardly made any big difference. Valerian root gave me slightly sleepy but not enough to fall asleep. I also feel slight groggy next morning. As we individuals are different, all drugs don't act exactly same. Wish it worked for me too like majorities. Currently, trying GABA. It makes me calm & relaxed but unable to make me fall asleep. Thinking to try Magnesium/5-HTP/Taurine/L-Theanine & researching. Wish I get a perfect supplement for my insomnia.
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 1 2012 | Verified Purchase
I did not have any effect from this product. I did not sleep any better even with three capsules before bed time.
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 25 2011 | Verified Purchase
...it did not help me one bit. It may have made me even more nervous and jittery. It the the problem is me, rather than the product. I use to take Valerian exclusively with decent results, but for the past few years, Melatonin has worked better for me. I thought I would try Valerian again, but it was no good for me this time.
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 23 2010 | Verified Purchase
Valerian Root is not the panacea I was hoping for. I will finish out the bottle, but I will be looking at trying the MRM, Relax - All with Phenibut.
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