11/11/2012 09:56 am ET Updated Nov 12, 2012

Natural Remedies For Insomnia

By Sally Wadyka for YouBeauty.com

Trouble sleeping through the night can sometimes drive you to the use of intense sleeping aids. Over-the-counter drugs and prescription sleeping pills are among the most often used medications. And while those options will help you get more z's, they don't come without some downsides -- some prescription sleep med side effects include driving, eating and walking during sleep, as well as short-term memory loss.

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Okay, so now you're really wide awake! But the good news is that drugs aren't the only route to more restorative sleep. Here, several natural approaches that help you to have more restful nights.

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