Everyone has nights where they find their minds running a mile a minute. Maybe you cannot switch off from a confrontation you had that day with a coworker. Perhaps you exercised too close to your bedtime and cannot switch off. Or you just have trouble falling asleep in general. Sometimes there is a quick fix for this, and the answer is a nice soothing tea designed to give you natural remedies that will soothe your mind and body and help you drift off. Plus, simply sipping on some tea itself can be calming. These four sleepy time teas are one part delicious and one part sleep-inducing.
This ingredient is used in a wide variety of sleepy time teas such as Pukka Night Time. For hundreds of years, it has been used to fight insomnia, anxiety, and stress. In fact, during World War II it was apparently administered to the public to help with the anxiety caused by possible air raids. It is still used as an herbal sleep supplement quite widely in North America and Europe.
Chamomile tea has been a long time favorite of those who are feeling poorly as it has both sleep aid properties and it can reduce inflammation. If you have a sore throat it is a particularly effective remedy, but as a sleep aid can cause a calming quality as well. STASH Chamomile Tea smells like fresh apples and will relax you in no time at all. Plus, if you are suffering from the flu it will also help.
When used as an essential oil lavender can be used to help alleviate headaches and stress but when it is used as an ingredient in tea it can also help to fight insomnia. It would seem that lavender itself does not aid in the sleep process but it tackles one of the symptoms that usually keep you awake: anxiety. The smell and ingestion of it can soothe you and a quiet mind will be able to sleep. Lavender Swirl by David’s Tea smells amazing and should help you finally drift off to sleep.
Last but not least is lemon balm. This stems from ancient Egyptian times when people found they had trouble sleeping and as it comes from the mint family which is known for relaxation it to has a similar effect. When taken in the form of tea it will act as a mild sedative allowing you to have a peaceful slumber. Traditional Medicinals Lemon Balm Tea is a good option. Hopefully one of these natural alternatives will help you get the rest you need!