Using Tea as a Sleep Aid
Sleep is an essential part of our daily routine. It is the time when our body and brain rest and repair themselves. Without enough sleep, we can feel irritable, anxious, and even depressed. Not getting enough sleep can also lead to serious health problems, such as obesity, heart disease, and stroke.
There are many things you can do to wind down before bed to ensure a good night’s sleep. One of the most popular and healthy ways is to drink a warm cup of tea. In this blog, we will look at the science behind why herbal tea can help improve your quality of sleep and give you some tips on how to make the perfect cup of tea before bed.
Drinking tea before bed has multiple benefits. It can help you relax the mind and body whilst also easing anxiety, ultimately improving sleep quality. It can also help you wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated.
Sleepy tea is a type of herbal tea that is made with natural ingredients that have been known to promote sleep. These ingredients include:
- Lemon balm and,
- Valerian root
Chamomile and lavender are proven to have calming properties as they contain compounds that can promote relaxation. One study found that chamomile tea was effective in reducing anxiety symptoms in people with moderate to severe generalised anxiety disorder.
Drinking sleepy tea before bed is a simple way to improve your sleep and health.
How to Make the Perfect Cup of Sleepy Tea
Making the perfect cup of tea before bed can be a bit of an art form. But once you master it, you'll be rewarded with a delicious and relaxing cup of tea that will help you wind down for the evening.
Here's how to make the perfect cup of tea before bed:
- Start by boiling water in a kettle and then let it sit for about a minute to cool slightly. This will ensure that your tea is not too hot.
- Choose your favourite tea and add a teaspoon to your teapot or teacup.
- Add the boiled water to the teapot or teacup and let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
- After 3-5 minutes, you can pour remove the leaves by using your infuser.
- If you enjoy your tea sweetened, stir your tea for 30 seconds with your Persian Nabat to add a bit of sweetness.
- Relax and enjoy your cup of sleepy tea
To recap - drinking tea before bed has a variety of benefits. It can help you relax, improve your sleep quality, and boost your immune system (depending on your choice of tea).
As always, its important to consult your healthcare practitioner before consuming any ingredients for a medical purpose – our teas are made with natural ingredients however, if unsure, please consult your doctor to determine whether this is the right remedy for you.
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