Although there are many variations, one recipe for a homemade sleeping potion contains 1 tablespoon of Valerian tincture, 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 1/2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar mixed in with a serving of hot milk. Drink it a half-hour before bedtime, suggests HealthyNewAge.com.
The Valerian sleep potion is meant to promote sleep within an hour of consumption. However, a second dose may be taken. Stop at two servings to avoid waking up to use the restroom.
Other natural sleep remedies include herbal teas or blends made from ingredients such as German chamomile, passion flower, catnip, cowslip and lemon balm, all of which also help promote relaxation.