If a good night’s sleep is as mythical to you as a unicorn or as elusive as a winning Powerball ticket, you’re far from alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one-third of Americans don’t get the amount of sleep they need, which is a recommended seven or more hours a night for adults. Because getting the right amount and kind of quality sleep is important not only to your mood but to your health, you might find yourself searching for anything that will help. When counting sheep still leaves ewe wide awake, consider trying some of these best teas for sleep.
Chamomile. People have long turned to a cuppa chamomile as their go-to sleep tea. While there is no scientific evidence to prove it is a tea that helps you sleep, legions of chamomile tea fans will swear it helps them relax, reduces anxiety, and lets them enjoy a good night’s sleep. Chamomile does contain flavonoids, a nutrient known to have many beneficial qualities due to their abundance of antioxidants.
Yellow & Blue. This wonderful blend starts with chamomile and adds lavender, an herb well known for its relaxing properties. Lavender also contains flavonoids, and some studies suggest that lavender can improve your body’s melatonin levels which, in turn, promotes a better night’s rest. Brewing a cup of Yellow & Blue before bed could lead to the good night’s sleep you’ve been dreaming of.
African Autumn. Our African Autumn blend is made with a rooibos base, which gives this tea its wonderful red color as well as its delicious warming, earthy flavor. In addition to being naturally caffeine-free, rooibos tea is known for its beneficial chemical makeup of vital minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and alpha hydroxy acid, as well as Vitamin C, polyphenols, and more. If pain is one of the reasons you have trouble falling asleep at night, making a cup of African Autumn your bedtime tea could help. Rooibos contains antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate pain. The added hibiscus, cranberry, and orange flavors in this tea will also help you fall asleep with a smile on your face.
Sleep. Would we name a tea Sleep if it didn’t help you do exactly that? Sleep tea features a blend of holy basil, a plant used in Ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogen, a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and exert a normalizing effect on bodily processes; moringa, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and proteins; coconut, which is a powerhouse of manganese that is essential for bone health; goji berries, known as the “fountain of youth” berries packed with nutrients; and nutmeg, known for many potential health benefits, including reducing insomnia. We put all that together with 25 MG of all-natural CBD made by our sister company, The Hemp Division. Sweet dreams!
Calm. We can all agree that being calm is critical to falling asleep, which is why our Calm blend is another great tea for sleep. Each cup has 9 MG of CBD along with turmeric and ginger, two more herbal superstars. Turmeric contains curcumin, a chemical that is responsible for turmeric’s golden color and is also a great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Ginger is an adaptogen also valued for its anti-inflammatory properties and is especially helpful if you have a stomach ache or nausea.
New York Blend. While New York may be the city that never sleeps, you just might sleep better with a cup of this blend. Made with chamomile and ginger, which we’ve already lauded here, it also features peppermint for added relaxation and enjoyment.
Hemp Moringa Deep Sleep. One of our Wellness blends from the Mind Your Body collection, Hemp Moringa Deep Sleep, has the same ingredients as Sleep tea above but adds turmeric for an even more healthy way to end your day.\
Chaga Wonder. Wonder what “chaga” is? Chaga mushrooms are an adaptogen with all-natural properties that help the body reduce stress, important to any sustained, restful sleep. They have been used for centuries to help boost immunity and overall health. Then we added ashwagandha root, another powerhouse adaptogen, along with some ingredients you’re very familiar with by now: coconut, chamomile, lavender, spearmint, lemon balm, and all-natural hemp.
In addition to these sleep superstars, you can always unwind at night with your favorite herbal or decaf tea. Research shows that having a regular nighttime routine, which can (and should!) include preparing a calming cup of tea, will increase your chances of getting all those healthful zzzz’s you need! Learn more about how tea improves your qualitea of life on our Health Benefits of Tea and Wellness Teas blogs.