Falling asleep, even after a long, exhausting day can be incredibly difficult. You can end up tossing and turning for hours, desperate to drift off and get some well deserved rest before the next morning. To combat the sleeplessness that plagues many, here are six caffeine-free soothing, ‘sleepytime’ teas that are bound to help:
Chamomile has long been used in herbal medicine as a healer for many conditions, including insomnia and anxiety. These healing properties can help put the mind to ease, perfect for sleeplessness induced by racing thoughts.
This tea is perfect for anyone who finds sleepless nights a consistent part of their life. Valerian root, from which this tea is made, is a strong, natural sedative. It can work to decrease insomnia and anxiety, while speeding up the actual process of falling asleep, and can ensure you fall into a deep sleep.
Peppermint tea is the go-to sleepytime tea for those who find digestive discomfort contributes to their trouble sleeping. This tea soothes the stomach, allowing you to become more comfortable in bed, and avoid waking up to tend to any digestive related needs.
If anxious, obsessive thoughts cloud your ability to get a good night’s rest, passionflower tea is the tea for you. This floral tea has been known to have a calming effect on the mind, as passionflower can help relax the nervous system.
The floral, calming scent of lavender tea is its superpower. The scent can reduce stress and anxiety, helping you ease into a comfortable and deep slumber. Studies have shown that lavender tea works particularly well for women.
Though there is no guaran-tea that these sleepytime teas will cure all your difficulties sleeping, but their natural properties make them a safe method to experiment with. Next time you’re having particular trouble falling asleep, try brewing a cup and see what works for you!