Bedtime Teas for Better Sleep Part 2
While there is some evidence that the body is better able to absorb nutrients during sleep, the difference is likely negligible. If you choose to drink tea, you can enjoy the potential benefits at any time of the day or night. Some people experience a calming effect after drinking a warm, cup of tea before bedtime.
Here are a few bedtime teas for better sleep :
- Valerian Root – Valerian root is infamous for its “dirty socks” taste but is undeniably effective in putting promotions sleep. The valerian plant is found in the grasslands of Asia, Europe, and North America. Its sedative properties are found in the root of the plant and have been used to treat sleep issues for hundreds of years.
- Lemon Balm – Lemon balm belongs to the same family as mint and bear similarity with the latter. It can be commonly found around the world although it is known to originate from Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. This herb has been used for centuries to relieve anxiety and stress.
- Lemongrass – Lemongrass is a plant that is deeply imbued with various therapeutic properties. It includes the ability to increase the serotonin level and calm your mind for sleep. The sedative effect of lemongrass makes it a great herb for individuals kept awake with worries and anxiety.
- Peppermint – Peppermint is distinguished by its menthol flavour. It’s commonly used to create a unique flavour in chocolate, mints, and candles. Peppermint is native to Europe and Asia, where the herb has been used for thousands of years both for its flavour and medicinal properties.