Simple Herbs for Sound Sleep

Learn how herbs can help you re-establish a natural sleep cycle and wake up feeling refreshed, every day.

Hops by [Duncan], on flickr

Hops, one of the more popular herbs due to its use in flavoring beer, is in fact a potent hypnotic.

The average human requires a minimum of eight and a half hours of sleep each night to function normally. During sleep, the body recovers, rebuilds, and detoxifies from the day’s damages and stresses. Sound, deep sleep is vital to health — but many people today find it difficult to get to sleep at night, and what sleep they do get is rarely as refreshing as it should be. They find themselves taking sleeping pills to get to bed at night, and relying on caffeine or other stimulants to get through their days . . . does this sound familiar?

In this class, we’ll discuss simple herbal preparations and rituals that can aid even veterans of the infomercial purgatory in their search for restorative slumber. Herbs offer natural, non-addictive support for the release of stress and tension at the end of the day, and gentle sedation to help us ease into peaceful sleep, allowing us to return to our instinctive sleep cycles. No sheep-counting required! If time allows, we’ll also look at the use of herbs for enhancing dream recall and lucid dreaming.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline

The fee for this class is $25.

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This class took place in the past. Interested in a re-run? Let us know!


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