If you are like me, you may have issues trying to fall asleep at the end of the day. Drinking tea could help with these issues! Although Chamomile is one of the most well known for being a bedtime tea, did you know that there are different types of tea that can help your body relax and induce a good night of restful sleep? Below are several types of tea that millions of people worldwide use as a nighttime or bedtime tea to help relax them.
Being one of the most popular bedtime teas, it had to make the list. This flower is actually found in many different bedtime teas too, not just chamomile tea (fun fact). Many people drink it before bed to help them relax.
Valerian based teas
This herb has been used for many centuries for both sleep and anxiety, and research has found it to contain sedative properties too. Although, to obtain best results it is recommended to drink regularly (each night) for at least two weeks to get the full effect.
This is another popular option, both as a bedtime tea and an everyday anti-stress reliever. Lavender tea just before bed can help you relax, or throughout the day to help with stress levels. Also, spraying pillow cases with lavender scent can increase the effects.
Lemon Balm teas
Although the research does not indicate lemon balm as having natural sleep properties, there are many people who swear by it to relax them. It is also added into various bedtime tea brands for this reason.
St John’s Wort teas
Although not directly used for sleep, St John’s Wort may provide a better night sleep indirectly. It is commonly used as a natural way to treat anxiety. Due to insomnia often coming from stress, reducing the stress and anxiety levels could lead to sleeping better.
Note: They do have some warnings for different situations, so be sure to look into these prior to using.
This one may be more commonly known for treating stomach issues or increasing energy. Although, it is sometimes found in bedtime teas too. This is because it is thought to be calming, and if the cause of sleeplessness is an upset stomach, it could help too.
Kava Kava based teas
This is a plant that can cause different types of danger, but is sometimes used for insomnia. Many people have found it to be successful, but it is important to do your own research prior to using and comparing the dangers with your health condition.
The above are various types of teas that can be used to help you relax at the need of the day and help you get a better night’s sleep. Although there is not a bunch of research showing that bedtime teas actually help increase sleep, there are millions of people that believe it helps, so it’s worth a shot.