People have been using herbal teas to help relax before bed for centuries. However, it’s important to remember that the effects of herbs can vary depending on the individual. Some herbs can cause sleep disturbances while others can either make you drowsy or contribute to sleeplessness such as Chamomile, Passion Flower, Kava Kava, California Poppy, Valerian and Lava.
You may want to experiment with several to find the one that works for you with the caveat that you need to remember that some herbs can interact with perscription medication you may be taking, or with another underlying medical condition. Also remember, not all herbs are appropriate for children. That said, the following herbs have a history of usefulness for helping people fall asleep:
Sleep Tip #205: Herbal teas may help you fall asleep.