Sleeping problems have probably affected people around the world ever since man walked the earth. Amid all the various medications and pharmaceuticals that are prescribed nowadays, kava supplements may offer a totally natural solution to this common problem.
The active kavalactones in kava root are released during the traditional extraction method which has been used for thousands of years in Fiji and other Pacific islands. Kava supplements produced in this way therefore result in a known relaxation effect, which will usually last for a couple of hours, after which many people have reported easier sleeping.
If you are experiencing sleep problems you are one of many. In fact a third to half of all Americans have reported insomnia or complain of poor sleep.
This can mean difficulty getting to sleep, interrupted sleep or lack of “deep sleep”; either way, the results can be increased problems with concentration, irritability, lack of productivity at work, sleepiness during the day and increased susceptibility to disease and poor health.
Typical sleep medication
People are turning to more natural solutions for their sleep problems because of the absence of some of the side effects sometimes associated with sleeping pills.
Drinking kava creates a numbing sensation in the body and a gradual, peaceful serenity of mind, but without any mental impairment.
Sleeping pills are usually “sedative hypnotics”, which are used to induce or maintain sleep. These include benzodiazepines and barbiturates. Many of the drugs are the same as those that help to treat stress and anxiety.
What many people don’t realize is that all benzodiazepines (including Xanax) are potentially addictive. They also create drowsiness…which is why they help people fall asleep…but the drowsiness may be felt during the day, as well as impaired mental clarity.
Some of the newer medicines on the market are said to be non habit-forming, but there are other possible side effects such as appetite changes, constipation or diarrhea, dizziness and balance problems, dry mouth, headaches and stomach pains.
The natural approach
Natural sleep remedies have been around since the dawn of man. Some are considered “old wives tails” and others have been used effectively by many.
Drinking kava has been known as a sleep aid in the South Pacific for a long time, but the root is now starting to take its place alongside other natural sleep remedies in modern life.
Some of these natural remedies include magnesium and calcium supplements, serotonin tablets, valerian root, aromatherapy, yoga and meditation.
With kava supplements, make sure the kava component is 100% natural and prepared in the traditional way; with Taki Mai you know you are getting the finest kava from one organic source in Fiji and freeze dried for maximum freshness and potency.
Enjoy…and sleep well!