To be at your best, sleep is important but is not so easily obtainable for everyone. Insomnia affects approximately one-third of the adult population and contributes to increased rates of absenteeism, health care use, and social disability. Valerian is the worldʼs most popular Traditional Herbal sleep remedy. Valerian root has a history of widespread use in North America and Europe since the mid-1800s for the treatment of restlessness and nervous sleep disturbances, and has been called the "valium of the 19th Century." Valerian root may contain as many as 150 compounds, with many being thoroughly investigated.