Getting a good night's sleep can be challenging. Maybe you have trouble falling asleep? Maybe trouble staying asleep?
Many people do not want to take medication, preferring something more natural to help their body relax and slumber peacefully.
Trying these couple of teas can be a good start, helping your body relax and rest well. They're also tasty and most people really enjoy these flavors. And they have other health benefits, which will go over in a bit.
Chamomile – Straight Up
This isn't the tea blend, but it's one of the best teas to help you relax and sleep. Chamomile is one of the ancients sleeping herbs, helping the body relax and de-stress at the end of the day.
It's one of the herbs that exemplifies that gentle can be very effective. Chamomile is gentle enough to be used during pregnancy and with babies. And it's the approved first method in over 26 countries for treating various conditions, such as:
- Muscle Spasms
- Inflammation and
Some of the key constituents are known for helping people relax, including azulene, coumarins, and salicylate.
Lemon Balm Mix
- 2 Parts Lemon Balm
- 1 Part Valerian Root
- 1 Part Peppermint
This minty and lemony herb is one of the easiest to grow and has terrific use. It's a featured remedy for many ancient heart disease remedies, and they help depression, anxiety, and infection. The key constituent chemical citronella is a potent antispasmodic and calmative.
Lemon balm works as a mild sedative, enough to help encourage sleepiness without actually putting you to sleep. Blending it with peppermint helps bring out the mint flavor, and you can mix it with passion flower and lavender to provide a more robust sleep aid.
Valerian is the only true sedative in the herbal world, something that will put you to sleep. Therefore, you should use caution using this herb, especially if being woken at night is common, such as having small children.
- 1 Part Lavender
- 1 Part Rose Hips
- 1 Dash Of Rose Water
- 1 Strip Orange Peel
The scent of lavender helps calm people and lets them rest peacefully. It has mild antidepressant qualities, helping it lift people's spirits. The very smell of lavender helps promote relaxation. It's one of the reasons lavender essential oil and fats are so popular to help relax.
If you're having trouble when you're sick, using lavender can help. It has a mild antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic action and was traditionally used to help treat infections such as staph, strep, cold, and flu. Today, herbalists consider lavender to be one of their first, go-to first-aid remedies. They can help people calm down, help prevent infection, and help give a good night's sleep.
- 2 Part Spearmint
- 1 Part Chamomile
- 1 Part St. John's Wort
- 1 Part Nettle Leaf
- 1 Part Rosebuds
- 1 Part Dried Orange Or Lemon Peel
This mix is a more traditional formula, combining several gentle herbs that help relax the body and are highly nourishing. For people who may be a little sick, the rosebuds can provide a hefty dose of vitamin C and the nettle provides a lot of iron and other minerals to help the immune system be strong.
The spearmint tea and chamomile work together to help relax your body and give you a sense of peace, something sorely lacking when you're not feeling well.
- 2 Parts Passion Flower
- 1 Part Chocolate Mint
- 1 Part Chamomile
- 1 Part Orange Peel
- 1 Piece Candied Ginger
And for those who are a little bit more adventurous, venturing into the passionflower and specialty mints can give you a little flavor before going to bed. Chocolate mint is a beautiful addition, mixing minty flavor and rich chocolate, a heavenly combination. The orange peel and ginger give it a little bit of kick, and the chamomile mellows both.
Passionflower is a tropical flower that's quite fragrant. It helps provide a cooling and relaxing twist to this formula, helping to relieve spasms and pain. It's a wonderful addition for anyone who feels discomfort while trying to fall asleep.
Where Can You Get These?
You probably won't find many of these in your grocery store, so order online or visit a quality tea shop. Getting the loose-leaf variety of the dried herbs and fixing it yourself can help give you the best balance of flavor and sleep. If you find you don't like a particular taste, you can leave it out, or if you like something, like the orange peel, you can add more.
An tasty combination of herbs can help relax you and let you sleep more peacefully without the need for medication.