Set a Nightly Teatime
There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea to make you feel all warm and relaxed before turning in after a busy day. Not only is tea delicious, but routinely making a mug at night might help you unwind and sleep better — especially because some caffeine-free herbal teas, such as chamomile and peppermint, are said to help relieve insomnia. Here’s a list of teas that might help you catch some extra z’s!
- Chamomile: Besides being able to soothe the occasional upset stomach or bout of nausea, chamomile is also a calming sleep aid with no known side effects.
- Peppermint: Although it’s associated more with relieving indigestion, peppermint tea is a relaxing before-bed treat.
- Jasmine: Known for its ability to help relieve headache pain, this soothing herbal supplement makes a fragrant and flavorful tea that’s effective in promoting sleep in adults; it’s considered mild enough to treat children’s sleep disorders too.
- Sage: Said to be an effective sleep aid, sage may also help alleviate depression and certain nervous conditions that might keep you from getting a good night’s sleep.
With so many types of teas, and flavors, to choose from, you’ll really be able to make this a personal part of your nighttime ritual. Feeling relaxed and calm in the evenings — I’ll drink to that!