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 iHerb Customer on Jan 20, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Doesn't work if you are highly stressed but if you are in an already relaxed state it will put you to sleep. It's so so...
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 26, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I had trouble sleeping when I took these as recommended, if you can believe that. They seem strong and fresh from the smell, but for some reason I am reacting strangely to it. I have taken Valium without issues and other valerian root, so I am not sure of the reason for this. I cut back on the dosage with better results.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 28, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Work initially, no effect after a week of daily use
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 06, 2015 | Verified Purchase
I have taken other valerian tablets before. Though this takes a little longer for the effects to take in but still works well for me.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 30, 2014 | Verified Purchase
but I prefer a smalller size capsule.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 21, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Good product - would buy again
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 22, 2012 | Verified Purchase
I find this product does not help to sleep anymore than do my magnesium tablets.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 07, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Making me pleasantly sleepy - works best when I'm not very stressed. Mildly sedative.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 23, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Fell asleep easier but still woke up in the wee hours of the morning. Going to stop taking it for now.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 18, 2011 | Verified Purchase
works fast to put you at ease
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