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Nutraceuticals for Sleep Disorders

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Ruhi Ali*, Sana Tariq, Ozaifa Kareem, Faizana Fayaz, Tahira Aziz, Meenu Dinesh, Faheem Hyder Pottoo and Nadeem Siddiqui   Pages 1 - 10 ( 10 )

Abstract:


Sleep is considered as one of the most important aspect for maintaining a healthy life. For a person to function normally at least 6-8 hours of sleep daily is necessary. Sleep not only affects our mood, but also regulates the efficiency of work done. Many complications arise due to inadequacy of sleep. The unhealthy food and lifestyle choices have made us more prone to sleep disorders. The medications which are used for the treatment of sleep disorders are mainly habit forming and have tendencies of withdrawal symptoms. This inadequacy in medication has lead to search for newer, better options. The field of nutraceuticals fits apt for treating such disorders. The quality of being non-toxic, non-habit forming, and being practically more efficient has had made it an excellent option. Nutraceuticals make use of food or part of food for the treatment or to prevent any disease. Remarkable positive effects of nutraceuticals like Caffeine, Chamomile, Kava kava, Cherries and Cherry juice, L tryptophan, Valerian, Vitamin D, Marijuana, melatonin, Lemon balmhad been mentioned in the treatment of sleep disorders. The present review gives a general overview of nutraceuticals and discusses their use in sleep disorders.

Keywords:

Nutraceuticals, sleep disorders, insomnia, caffeine, melatonin, l-tryptophan, melatonin, kava kava, marijuana

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Sector-3, MB Road, New-Delhi, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Sector-3, MB Road, New-Delhi, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, JK, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Sector-3, MB Road, New-Delhi, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Sector-3, MB Road, New-Delhi, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Sector-3, MB Road, New-Delhi, Department of Pharmacology, College of Clinical Pharmacy, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, P.O.BOX 1982, Dammam 31441, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, Delhi



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