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How soon after taking valerian might my insomnia improve?

If you are taking valerian to help you sleep, you may need to take it for several days, even up to four weeks, before it starts to work.

It is also possible that valerian may not work at all. Some studies find that valerian is useful for insomnia, while others report that it is no more effective than a placebo (sugar pill).

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