Insomnia is punishing. It not only ruins your night, it leaves you incapable of functioning at you best the following day. After enough sleep deprivation, you experience emotional and psychological problems, like anxiety, depression, worry, grief, and anger. It’s no wonder people with insomnia look so fervently for a cure.
While herbs and spices are mostly used for enhancing the flavor, look, and/or texture of food, these aren’t the only reasons why they’re essential to any household kitchen’s repertoire. Some herbs, spices, and flavor/aroma-enhancing ingredients have actual physiological effects that can help you relax and sleep better, effects that are