6 Best Tea For Sleep
Why Choose Herbal Tea ?
Having sleep problems. Don’t get full sleep. Always stay awake at night and toss and turn all night. If you are facing this kind of problem then this article is for you, so just read this article till end and get benefits from it.
We all like to sleep better at night after working hard, but if we don’t get sleep then it will have an adverse effect on day to day life. While there are other ways available online for better sleep at night, but here I am going to share with you which tea helps you to sleep better except caffeine.
Herbal tea has a natural remedy to remove insomnia and give better quality of sleep. In 2012 study conducted on 2000 people by UK based bed linen company people who drank a cup of tea around 9pm and ate dinner before hour and half an hour bedtime gets better quality of sleep. It’s just simple all you need to do is have a cup of tea before hit the pillow. If you make it in your daily habit it will improve you sleep quality, reduce stress , anxiety and so on.
Research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows that the herbal teas have little to no side effect. Even doctors they prescribe to patient who suffer long term insomnia. You can get it from medical counter.
It has an antioxidant called apigenin. It is present in abundance that binds to the benzodiazepine receptors in the brain which leads to sedative effects. It’s antioxidant fight with free radicals in your brain, excessive free radicals can cause disease. Chamomile has chemicals called flavonoids which relax mid and reduce stress. It’s anticonvulsant properties control the central nervous system.
In one study it has shown that 60 nursing gets better quality of sleep after taking 400g of it. Having too much in quantity can cause vomiting.
2. Valerian Root
Sebastian Pole, the cofounder of Pukka Herbs says that “it doesn’t induces sleep only, but increases quality of sleep”. It increases the level of GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric acid) in your brain. GABA is much effective for increasing alpha wave and descreasing beta wave. Increment of alpha wave means that less anxious and more relaxed.
It is used in the form of capsule, tincture, tea, fluid extract and essential oil. It smells bad, but it tastes not bad. I has no side effect like morning drowsiness. 400 g of liquified valerian root give you better quality of sleep. If you take 600 g of dried valerian root daily for 28 days for long term it will decrease insomnia.
In one Research it is found 80 Taiwanese postnatal women smell the aroma and drunk the Lavender tea for two weeks experience less fatigue and improve sleep quality. In one study done at University of Southampton in Britain to see the effects of lavender, lavender oil is tested among the people and it is found that lavender helped them 20% of better sleep.
4. Lemon Balm
It’s scientific name is “Melissa Officinalis” and it is also known as common balm or balm mint. It is a mint which is found all over the world. In middle ages it’s citrus-scented, aromatic herb to reduce stress. It increases the level of GABA that has sedative effect. It is used to treat insomnia, anxiety.
In a 2011 study published in The Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism people were suffering with anxiety disorders and sleep problems 95% of volunteers responded to treatment, out of which 70% total improvement from anxiety, 85% for insomnia and 70% for both.
Lemon Balm Increases memory strength. Dr. David Kennedy, director of research at Northumbria University he says “I gave Lemon Balm capsules to my patient who were suffering with memory problems. We took computer test. We saw that the they perform better than control group which took placebo”. If you take 600g of it for 15 days leads to 42% reduction of insomnia.