Inositol powder may help balance mood and relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. Some practitioners believe it may also improve sleep. Talk to your doctor before taking inositol powder as it may have negative interactions with other medications.
Melatonin is naturally occurring in our bodies but begins to decrease as we get older. Taking small does of melatonin can help a person fall asleep, but will not keep a person asleep who wakes up frequently during the night. Talk to your doctor before taking melatonin.
Important Notice: Talk to your doctor and/or a qualified herbalist before beginning use of supplements or botanicals. Supplements are botanicals in highly concentrated form and can interfere with other medications and have undesired side effects. The botanicals listed above can cause drowsiness and are likely to impair your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. We do not recommend taking ANY essential oils internally. The supplement and botanical industry is not well regulated at this time. Ask a trusted source for recommended brands and choose organic options when possible.