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Not getting enough sleep?
Before you reach out for the sleeping pills, I beg you to try out purely natural solutions to help your sleep issues.
Can you remember the last time you got irritated and tightened up after having a nice warm cup of tea?
C’mon, take your time.
It’s difficult, ain’t it?
Thinking about a nice warm cup of tea usually brings feelings of relaxation and refreshment to the mind. Why?
Because that’s how drinking tea makes us feel.
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For over 4000 years, humans have been brewing teas with so much love and passion that we’ve made it the second most popular drink in the world after water.
And if you’re not one of the 159 million people from the USA or anywhere in the world who drink tea, you’re missing out on something major here.
Teas are a much healthier alternative than coffee when it comes to providing a kick of alertness after you wake up in the morning. With less caffeine in them, teas don’t hamper with your sleep, unlike coffee.
Teas have been known for ages to induce feelings of calmness and relaxation and can be had at any time of the day to soothe your nerves. But here’s the best thing about teas.
Many different varieties of herbal teas can actually help you sleep better at night.
These bed-time herbal teas don’t pack in caffeine to interfere with sleep-inducing neurotransmitters like adenosine. Instead, some of the ingredients actually boost sleep-inducing neurotransmitters like GABA to help you fall asleep effectively.
And if you were thinking, Yes! Many sleep supplements make use of the same ingredients found in these herbal teas.
Although there are many different varieties of herbal teas that can help you with sleep, I have narrowed down my suggestions to seven. Specifically, because they have significantly less (or zero) amounts of caffeine or theanine in them to interfere with your sleep.
This makes them safer options to have before bedtime. Let’s check em’ out.
Valerian root is considered the best natural herb to help you fall asleep quickly.
Researchers claim it boosts your GABA levels pretty quickly which will make you feel sleepy.
Chamomile has become the go-to herb tea for almost everyone, and quite rightly so.
It packs a powerful antioxidant called apigenin which has been attributed to make chamomile tea a mild tranquilizer. It effectively lessens anxiety and can lull you to sleep quickly.
Lemon Balm Tea
Another minty refreshing drink which researchers believe could make your GABA levels go up after it was concluded during a study on mice. Considered a mild sedative for inducing a great night’s sleep.
The tea is made from the small purple buds of the flowering plant and is believed to relax your nerves and aid sleep.
We all know that lavender aroma is one of the most potent relaxants, be it in your shower or your bed.
It’s refreshing, soothing, and calming to our senses with research confirming it’s beneficial effects on anxiety and sleep quality.
Magnolia Bark Tea
Made from the bark of plants, along with some dried buds and stems, Magnolia tea is regarded worldwide for it’s anti-anxiety and sedative effects.
A compound called honokiol is said to boost the GABA levels leading to an increase in sleepiness. Research studies on mice confirmed lesser time to fall asleep and increased sleep duration.
Passion Flower Tea
Considered effective to improve insomnia and sleep quality, passionflower tea is simply great for sleep.
It is made from dried leaves, flowers, and stems of the Passiflora plant.
People of the country Fiji like it so much that they made it their national drink.
Studies have confirmed it’s a beneficial effect on stress and insomnia.
It tastes a bit muddy but very effective for a great sleep.
Twinings of London Nightly Calm Herbal Tea
Chamomile, spearmint, and flavor of lemongrass
4.7/5.0 (10,385 ratings)
Sleepytime Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea
Chamomile, spearmint, and lemongrass
4.8/5.0 (5,466 ratings)
Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile with Lavender Herbal Tea
Chamomile, lavender, and lemon balm
4.6/5.0 (6,406 ratings)
Yogi Bedtime Tea
Passionflower, Chamomile, Valerian, and Lavender
4.6/5.0 (837 ratings)
Bigelow Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea
Chamomile and Spearmint
4.7/5.0 (4650 ratings)
Traditional Medicinals Organic Lemon Balm Herbal Tea
4.6/5.0 (1145 ratings)
Yogi Kava Stress Relief Tea
4.6/5.0 (671 ratings)
Traditional Medicinals Organic Nighty Night Valerian Tea
Valerian, Passionflower, Lemon balm, and peppermint
4.3/5.0 (1468 ratings)
Give these seven herbal teas a try if you’re struggling with sleep.
They might help you get your peaceful slumber and will definitely leave you relaxed and stress-free.
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