The Best Herbal Teas for A Better Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial to your health. Unfortunately, as many as 30% of people worldwide struggle with some degree of insomnia, from difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep to having a restless sleep and wake up not feeling refreshed. Our body uses the time when we sleep to repair itself, and not having good quality sleep can cause a number of problems, including a compromised immune system, weight gain, dull, lifeless skin and hair, less concentration throughout the day, increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, increased stress, inability to think clearly, and cranky moods among others.
Sleep teas have long been a popular choice of beverage among people struggling with insomnia. For centuries, specific herbal teas have been used to help the body naturally relax and unwind and to aid sleep. Sleep Tea is a great choice to sip before bedtime to help you unwind, relax and drift off to a deeper sleep, and get that much needed beauty sleep and rest your body craves.
So, if you’re struggling to fall asleep, stay asleep or seem to be tired even after you get a what seems like 8 hours’ sleep, you might benefit from the following herbal sleep teas:
The most commonly used type of herbal tea to induce sleep, chamomile tea contains the antioxidant apigenin. Naturally occurring in many fruits and vegetables as well as the chamomile plant, apigenin can help calm nerves. Studies have shown that apigenin has mild tranquillising effects and binds to specific receptors called benzodiazepine in your brain that helps relieve anxiety, making you feel calmer and thus, promoting sleep.
In a study conducted on postpartum women with poor sleep quality, it was found that chamomile tea helped remove sleep barriers and depressive symptoms, helping the women get a better night’s sleep.
Another popular form of sleep tea, the benefits of lavender tea have long been known. Even in the form of lavender-scented bath salts, aromatherapy oils, or body lotions, this small flower is very commonly used to relax sore muscles, relieve fatigue and menstrual cramping and aid sleep. It has also been known to improve skin health! Lavender has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, who loved throwing some lavender buds in their baths and inhaling its soothing scent.
Research conducted in 2012 showed that women with insomnia reported better sleep quality after two 20 minute lavender aromatherapy sessions per week for 12 weeks. Another study in Taiwan conducted on postpartum women showed that lavender tea taken daily over a course of two weeks reduced fatigue, which then helped them sleep better.
Lemon balm Tea
A member of the mint family, the lemon balm plant smells deliciously minty and citrusy. Not only does it have excellent antiviral and antibacterial properties, but it also increases levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. This amino acid has anti-anxiety properties and when it attaches to GABA receptors in the brain, it produces calming effects. When GABA levels get too low, the body finds it difficult to relax, which could be a reason for your insomnia.
While lemon balm tea itself doesn’t induce sleep, it helps you unwind, relaxes and calms racing nerves which could then help you get sleepy and enjoy better quality shut-eye. In fact, it has been used since the Middle Ages to treat symptoms of insomnia and anxiety.
Passionflower works much like chamomile and lemon balm in that it contains certain flavonoids that bind to benzodiazepines in the brain like chamomile, and also increases GABA levels in the brain like lemon balm. GABA blocks neurotransmitters from sending signals to each other, lowering brain activity temporarily and helping you relax, whereas flavonoids reduce symptoms of anxiety. This flower is a powerful ingredient that provides short-term insomnia relief.
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Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is the building block of tendons, ligaments, muscles and the largest organ of our body: our skin. It is what gives our skin its youthful glow and plumpness, prevents it from wrinkling, and keeps it elastic and bouncy for longer. Poor sleep and other free radicals in the body such as anxiety and stress, exposure to UV rays, a poor diet, too much sugar, pollutants and ageing speed up the breakdown of collagen, making skin look dry, dull and lifeless and making you age faster!
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