Sleep is considered as one of the most important aspects 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 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 balm
had been mentioned in the treatment of sleep disorders. The present review gives a general
overview of nutraceuticals and discusses their use in sleep disorders.