Best Sleepy Time Tea

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How do you sleep? There is a herbal tea that will help you sleep and relax.

More than a quarter of people have insomnia or sleep disturbances.

Sleeping is vital for your health so read this article to find the best sleepy time tea for your problem.

I know the feeling when you wake up in the middle of the night. You don’t know why you woke up.

Thoughts cross over your mind that are related to personal problems in work, relationships or health area.

Yes, stress and problems are the most common factor for bad sleep.

Help yourself with teas. Before you go and find solutions, ask yourself why you wake up in the middle of the night? Is something worrying you?

Maybe you have an old mattress that is ready to be replaced with a new one. Think about the reason for your sleeping troubles first.

I have prepared some sleepy teas that are a natural solution.

6 sleepytime teas that work

Here you have my suggestion of herbs for a good night’s sleep.

Valerian tea

Valerian tea has been known as a sedative to relieve insomnia, anxiety, and diseases which are characterized by pain for centuries.

In recent studies, it was reaffirmed that valerian improves sleep and relieves insomnia. It is especially recommended when insomnia is caused by stress.

Drink of valerian root helps to improve sleep and reduce the time in which a person falls asleep.

When people take sleeping pills they feel tired in the morning. Are you one of them? Well, I have good news; you will wake up chill and rested with this tea.

Hops tea

The sedative and hypnotic effects of hops, particularly of essential oils and their compounds with oxygen, has been confirmed by various studies.

Clinical pocus in Germany have shown that its effects in reducing sleep disorders are comparable to Valerian.

Today we use hops tea as a natural sedative for insomnia, for peaceful night sleep and relieving digestive disorders of nervous origin.

It highly relaxes the central nervous system and is often used to eliminate insomnia. Hops relax tension, anxiety, and can help when they cause restlessness, headache, or indigestion.

Active substances

Hops contain many active substances. Lupulin is the most vital substance in hops that has a sedative effect. It can be found in nature, unfertilized hop cones.

Lupulin is a mild sedative and hypnotic that calms and prepares for sleep without side effects.

At the same time, it reduces the tension and spasms in the muscles, relieves digestive disorders of nervous origin (including help with irritable bowel syndrome).

Lavender tea

According to a folk tradition, lavender is as a mild sedative, because it calms and also stimulates our senses.

Today people use it for their sleeping troubles more and more. 

Lavender relaxes muscles, calms the nerves, and reduces anxiety. It has a calming effect in the case of sleep disturbance.

The preparation of the tea is simple and it works fast.


Take 2 teaspoons of lavender flowers, pour one cup of boiling water over flowers, leave it for 10 minutes and strain.

It is recommended that you drink 2 cups daily, sweeten it with honey and drink before bedtime.

Lemon balm tea

The ancient healers attribute healing properties to lemon balm. Her effect is also confirmed by scientific medicine.

Lemon balm tea helps you sleep because it works for digestive problems such as indigestion from too much acid, nausea, flatulence, colic, and cramps.

It is a mild sedative, which helps with grief, anxiety, depression, sluggishness, hysteria, stress, insomnia, migraine, menopause, listlessness, restlessness, depression, and irritation.

Great for students

People who are waiting for difficult tests (such as students before exams) should try to drink it. It will help them to gather thoughts and strengthen memory. It will also suit melancholy people.

Passionflower tea

South American Indians knew the healing power of passion and it is often used in Brazilian folk medicine.

Passion fruit and passion tea have a calming effect so it is used for nervousness, anxiety, and restlessness.

This is the best tea for sleep that can also help with intolerance, depression, hyperactivity, and seizures.

Passionflower tea contains maltol that calms down while it should also prevent the formation of cancer cells.

According to scientist’s research, passion fruit has a lack of maltol so that it can be attributed to why passion has such a calming effect on us.

But some researchers believe that unknown compounds in passion fruit and passion tea are effective natural tranquilizer.

St. john’s wort

The main active ingredients in St. John’s Wort such as hypericin, pseudohypericin, hyperfine, and flavonoids coordinate the work of the central and autonomic nervous system.

It has been shown that tea from the leaves and flowers of St. John’s wort is a good antidepressant.

It reduces discouragement, depression, apathy, irritability, anxiety and restlessness, malaise, loss of appetite and poor sleep.

The drink from fresh plant parts, especially in the fruit, is hyperfine which is structurally similar to the active substances of the hops.

It operates mainly anti-inflammatory and antibacterial and relaxes the central nervous system.

Have a good night sleep

Having a bad night’s sleep will have effects the next morning and throughout the day.

I don’t have to tell you how sleeping is important for your general health and well-being. I am sure that you know this already.

As I told in the start, you should think about the reasons why you have sleeping problems. Maybe your old mattress is guilty or everyday problems.

Stress is our biggest issue but with the best sleepy time teas, we can solve it or at least mitigate it.

Some of the herbs have active substances that relax the nervous system and muscles. They also affect depression that can be the reason for your bad sleep.

Find your reason for insomnia or short sleep and try my recommended teas that will help you solve the problem.

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