Dietary Supplements for Insomnia

Melinda Ring*, Anthony Marchlewski, Joshua Kaplan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Purpose of Review: This article provides an overview of the evidence of commonly used dietary supplements for insomnia. Recent Findings: Many bioactive phytochemicals and other components have been identified in dietary supplements that could provide therapeutic effects in patients with insomnia. There is a paucity of high-quality clinical research on most supplements, though some have promising findings. Summary: While additional research is warranted to establish safety and efficacy, in the interim, health professionals are encouraged to explore existing resources and partner with patients to understand their goals and advise on safe and effective use of dietary supplements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-315
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Sleep Medicine Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017


  • Botanicals
  • Dietary supplements
  • Herbal medicine
  • Insomnia
  • Integrative medicine
  • Sleep disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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