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I wanted to highlight a few natural herbal remedies that helped me, when I was working on eliminating my symptoms of anxiety.

The idea for this post came about from an email interaction I had with a reader and fellow anxiety fighter.  She was mentioning having trouble falling asleep/staying asleep.

Let me start by saying that as bad as my anxiety was, I did not want to start down the path to prescription drugs.  In general, drugs affect me much more than most people for whatever reason and usually any negative side effects far outweigh any short term benefits.

I am not a doctor and do not play one on TV.  Be sure to talk to your own doctor before taking any anxiety remedy, whether natural or not.  Anything I mention here is just for informational purposes, not a specific endorsement or recommendation.

When my anxiety was at it’s worst, I remember being in the middle of a 2-3 week period where I was getting at most 3 hours of sleep a night. As a result, my symptoms were at their worst.  Some people can function on limited sleep, I am NOT one of those people.

I have a few general suggestions for helping with sleep, which come from my own personal experiences:

  • Avoid all caffeine – Seems obvious, but with so many folks used to their morning boost, this is still one worth mentioning.
  • Avoid alcohol – Alcohol disrupts normal sleeping patterns and just exacerbates the problem.
  • Drink lots of water – The more hydrated, the better, but to avoid having to use the restroom in the middle of the night, stop a few hours before bed.
  • For snacks, eat apples – I found that when anxiety was at it’s worst, I would lose my appetite, but still enjoyed apples.
  • Avoid laptops, cell phones and anything mentally stimulating up to 2 hours before bed, read instead
  • Listen to relaxation audio while in bed

Chamomile

 
If you’ve tried all of those suggestions and still no luck, one commonly recommended herbal remedy is Chamomile.  It is very inexpensive and it is typically used in herbal teas, but that link is to the capsule version.  It has several 5 star reviews on Amazon from people saying that it works wonders for their anxiety induced sleep deprivation.

Valerian

 
Another possibility is Valerian.  Valerian “has a relaxing effect on the nervous system, promoting relaxation in individuals leading a hectic lifestyle.  Also helps support restful sleep.”

Seredyn

 
SeredynSeredyn was one product that I found through some online research.

Seredyn claims to relieve anxiety, insomnia and panic attacks.  They also claim that 93% of anxiety sufferers reported that Seredyn effectively relieved feelings of a specific negative emotion and it takes effect in under 30 minutes for the vast majority of folks.

It wasn’t something I planned to take for an extended period of time, but I felt that I needed something to try and break the every day cycle that I couldn’t seem to break otherwise.

Seredyn Product Description

 
“The natural ingredients in Seredyn affect the “circuits” in the brain responsible for mood, emotion and relaxation. By interacting with your brain’s emotional pathways, SEREDYN reduces anxiety and supports a calm and confident outlook.”

Seredyn Review

 
When my anxiety was at it’s worst, I just could not seem to break my constant, every day insomnia and constant anxiety symptoms, so I gave Seredyn a try.

I received the bottle about a week later and immediately gave it a try. The dosage states you can take up to 3 at a time when you experience anxiety or panic attacks, with a maximum of 6 per day, but because of how medications effect me more than most people, I decided 1 was good.

Within a matter of 15 minutes I started to experience a difference. I remember it vividly, because it was the first ray of hope I had in a while. 

It gave me a very mellow kind of feeling. It wasn’t like I was all of a sudden cured of my anxiety from taking 1 supplement, but it was enough of a difference in my mood and behavior to distract me and change my outlook.

For the first few days, I took 1 pill each day when things were at their worst. I think the most I took were 2 pills per day for 3-4 days and then after that I took 1 pill sporadically only on an as needed basis.

I have seen reviews from some that say it doesn’t work for them, so your mileage may vary depending on how your body reacts to certain herbal supplements, but I could definitely notice a positive change in mood and overall outlook.

Since overcoming anxiety is all about breaking that routine and resetting your heightened level of anxiety and awareness back down to normal levels, I feel for me Seredyn was just one little piece of the puzzle, that did have a positive effect for me.

Thanks and best wishes for continued success at eliminating your anxiety!

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