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Benefits of drinking tea before bed
Hi there, I am Rebekah Kann, and I am the sweet owner of Tea Jubilee. I have a quick question for you. Do you feel Sleepy but at the same time, you can sleep? I am with you most nights.
But thankfully I am here for you! If your reading this post I am sure your thinking of trying tea for a bedtime drink. Keep reading the Benefits of drinking tea before bed and find out which tea you might try tonight.
Not regularly catching the recommended 7 or more hours of Zzz’s a night is associated with health conditions like diabetes, weight gain, hypertension, depression, heart disease, stroke, and increased risk of death. (Wow!)
But I come bearing good news for you! Herbal teas could be the key to helping you finally get some effing sleep — after all, they’ve been used as natural sleep aids for hundreds of years.
Get a good sleep routine in place, and then try sipping these sleepy faves 20 to 30 minutes before bed for that deep snooze you’ve been dreaming of.
The teas to try out.
Chamomile is a friend with BIG benefits. Sweet and earthy, this tasty tea manages to lessen anxiety and lull you to sleep — so much so that it’s commonly thought of as a mild tranquilizer.
The calming effect is probably thanks to an awesome antioxidant called apigenin, which chamomile is loaded with.
Hey, Psst… toss in some organic honey if you’re looking for a bomb natural sweetener that’s also a throat and tummy soother, which reminds me! Have you checked out my series on teas that can help you out with a sore throat? Click here to go to that great post! 🙂
Everything else in your chill-time arsenal — lotion, pillow mist, bath bombs — is lavender-scented for a good reason: It’s very calming. We can thank the ancient Greeks and Romans for the idea — they threw lavender into their baths and were obsessed with inhaling its soothing scent.
Research is limited, but a 2012 study found that women with insomnia scored better sleep after taking part in two 20-minute lavender aromatherapy sessions per week for 12 weeks. Not a bad deal.
Check out this post on how to make this tea.
Green tea, which comes from the leaves of a plant called Camellia sinensis, is known for its many health benefits, including fat loss, improved brain function, and lower risk of cancer. But there’s even more to the story: If you sip some during the day, it may improve your sleep at night.
Why not before bed? The thing is, all green tea contains some caffeine. But one study showed that green tea with lower amounts of caffeine improved sleep and reduced stress.
4. Valerian root
Although it has researchers scratching their heads, this herb seems to be a handy little sleep aid. This may be because it increases levels of a neurotransmitter called GABA. If there’s enough GABA hanging around, it can make you sleepy.
Check out Valerian Relaxation Tea
5. Lemon balm
Hailing from the mint family, this fresh bad boy is often used in aromatherapy. A 2011 study on mice found that it increased GABA levels, suggesting lemon balm could act as a sedative. Easy-peasy, lemon balm squeezy. Check out the Lemon Balm post.
6. Magnolia bark
This one’s been around for more than 100 million years — no exaggeration. This flowering plant is famous for its anti-anxiety and sedative effects. The sedative effect is probably due to honokiol, a compound that can be found in the flowers, stems, and bark of this plant.
Calming and floral, passionflower tea is made from the flowers, leaves, and stems of a plant called Passiflora incarnata.
One study found that participants who drank passionflower tea daily for just a week had way better sleep quality than those who didn’t drink it. Not too shabby!
Check out Passion Flower Tea benefits.
Citrusy and lemony, this tea has plenty of benefits to brag about. It’s also a longtime folk remedy for inducing sleep, alleviating pain, and boosting immunity. Sip and be well.
Since it’s naturally caffeine-free, you don’t have to worry about peppermint tea putting that extra pep in your step before bed.
There are many reasons to fill up your teacup with peppermint tea, but what’s really awesome is its ability to act as a muscle relaxant. A minty fresh way to get you maxin’ relaxin’.
Check out Peppermint Herbal Tea benefits
This earthy brew, which happens to be the national drink of Fiji, is used all the time to help with sleep issues. A 2001 study found that it reduced stress and insomnia for all the participants who tried it.
By the way, I tend to drink any of these teas during the day, they aren’t just for bedtime but that’s fine too.If you want a cup of tea that has no caffeine then this post is great for that.
If you asked me what my favorite tea is I would have a whole list but here is a short version of it.
On the top of my list is the well-known tea called Early Grey. *Click here for the post about that* And this tea is with so many health benefits and that’s another reason why I love to sip on this tea in the morning.
Second place goes to the gunpowder tea!! This tea is super yummy and my brother gave a pack of it back in Dec (because he knows I have always wanted to try this tea out!)
And I saw it and just had to try it because I was writing about a post about this tea but I had never had it so when I saw the pack of this tea I was overjoyed to enjoy this tea! Check it out!
And the last tea on my list is going to be the Moringa tea! Ever heard of it? You’re in luck, I have a post up on Tea Jubille all about it and its health benefits! Click here to go to the post.
These links are to other sites that I love to go to after I brew a cup of tea. and this first one is filled with things you can make and enjoy as a snack. This is a baking site and this recipe I am linking is going to be great with these teas I have listed. Go here for the link.
The next link is to a site that my brother has, and when you go to it I am sure you’re going to be thinking. “Wait! Why did you send me to a coffee site?” But let me tell you this, he just started this site and I am helping him out by sending you to that site, I am always here for you don’t worry. Click here for the website.
And that’s it! I do hope you loved reading about all of the teas listed! and if you want to tell me what you thought of the tea, drop a comment below. 🙂
I hope you have a great day.