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Deep sleep is critical for health and what most people fail to realize is that of all 3 pillars of health, nutrition, exercise and sleep… sleep is the most important.
Rather than dig into the physiology of sleep, let’s just find a few key ways to get you sleeping better beginning with an evening ritual that dates back thousands of years.
That is… tea before bed.
In this article you’re going to find a list of teas you can drink to sleep better at night.
Not just falling asleep more easily—no, these teas will improve the quality of your sleep and reduce restlessness at night as well!
Whether you have insomnia, you tend to be uneasy when you sleep, or you just can’t shut off your brain for the night, you may find night times are very difficult for you.
After all, if you can’t sleep, what’s the point of lying in bed for hours, tossing and turning, staring into the darkness?
There are a lot of things that can interfere with good sleep—everything from stress to anxiety to depression to eating too much at night to chronic health problems.
Tea might not be a solution to all of these problems, but you’ll find it can definitely help with a few of them, giving you a better chance of sleeping well at night.
Check out this list of teas guaranteed to work wonders:
All the experts agree: chamomile is the #1 relaxer, and the perfect addition to a bedtime routine.
Chamomile can do all sorts of things, from reducing inflammation to calming anxiety to inducing sleep. It has a mild tranquilizing effect, thanks to an antioxidant called apigenin. Apigenin binds to the receptors in your brain that picks up anxiety signals, stopping your brain from receiving and acting on those signals. Apigenin helps to initiate sleep and can improve sleep quality at night.
It might not work on chronic insomnia, but for those who need to shut down and chill out at night, it’s an amazing tea!
Contrary to its name, lemon balm isn’t a citrus tea, but one that belongs to the mint family. Its name comes from its highly aromatic citrus scent—a scent that can, in fact, reduce stress and improve sleep.
Lemon balm may act as a sedative by increasing GABA levels in the brain, and it may be able to help deal with insomnia and chronic sleep problems. Even just smelling the tea’s steam can calm you down at the end of a long and stressful day.
Valerian root is one of those old-school European remedies that has been around for thousands of years. Oddly enough, scientists haven’t yet fully cracked how it helps you sleep.
Some evidence suggests that it raises your levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that helps to increase sleepiness. Taking Valerian root—either in tea or capsule form—can help to improve sleep quality without side effects like drowsiness or daytime sleepiness the next day. It can continue to work on insomnia and other sleep problems long-term, meaning its effectiveness won’t decrease with regular use (a common problem with melatonin and other sleep aids).
Lavender is a wonderfully aromatic herb, but did you know that its aroma can actually help to calm you down?
The scent of lavender tea is enough to soothe your brain and reduce anxiety, but drinking the tea will settle your nerves at the end of a long day and get you in the mood to sleep.
Scientific studies into lavender tea found that next-day fatigue decreased, as well as reduced heart rate and reduced heart rate variability. One study found that lavender tea may also help to improve sleep quality among people with anxiety or anxiety-related disorders.
Drinking a cup of lavender tea at night will help to relax you, shut down your anxious and stressed mind, and get you in the mood for a better sleep.
Green tea in its normal form is loaded with caffeine, which will interfere with your sleep quality. However, take out the caffeine and you’re left with a marvelous compound called l-theanine. L-theanine is an important amino acid and you can drink decaffeinated green tea if you so choose however even if you don’t, the cool think about l-theanine is that it counteracts caffeine as outlined in this study
L-Theanine is able to not only improve sleep efficiency, but promote better mental alertness when you wake up in the morning.
Magnolia Bark Tea
Magnolia Bark tea contains an active compound called magnolol, which has been proven to work like a mild sedative to help relax you and get you in the mood for sleep. It’s not the most effective on its own, but adding magnolia bark into other teas (like those above) makes for a truly marvelous sleep-improving tea.
Bringing It All Together
Listen, you have probably spent time trying to get your body in shape, keep it in shape and stay healthy. Without the right kind of sleep, it simply will not happen… it is physiologically impossible.
When I realized the key to health and longevity was well-constructed sleep I set out to create a solution that everyone could easily implement into their daily lives.
It had to address 3 key issues:
#1 It had to work plain and simple… I had to put me out like a baby.
#2 It had to be made from only the best natural organic ingredients and #3...
#3 It had to taste better than something that tasted like drinking hot water poured through a dirty wool sock.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED on all 3 and so we called it SLEEP SLIM TEA
This is Pure Life Organics’ special proprietary blend of ingredients guaranteed to help you sleep better at night.
The two main ingredients are chamomile and magnolia bark, both of which are mentioned above and are highly effective sleep aids. But that’s not all you get!
Among other wonderful organic ingredients, our tea contains:
-Magnesium, which helps to keep you in a relaxed state all night long.
-Calcium, which helps you to sleep well and burn fat all night long.
-Ginger root powder, a potent insomnia remedy that can help to calm down your digestive tract overnight.
-Ashwagandha, which reduces anxiety and helps to encourage deep relaxation so you fall asleep easier and more quickly.
-L-Glycine, which helps your body to make the serotonin needed to sleep at night.
-Cardamom, which is packed with melatonin, a natural sleep aid that sends signals to your brain that it’s time to shut off and sleep.
Our tea combines highly effective ingredients and provides you with everything you need for a restful night’s sleep.
So instead of tossing and turning all night long and putting your body into a tailspin. Instead of your body turning on itself and NOT burning the fat it is SUPPOSED TO while you sleep (that’s a topic for another article) and instead of waking up tired and falling victim to your cravings… simply head over to PureLife Organics and treat yourself to a well deserved GREAT night’s sleep!
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