April 12, 2023
You're not alone if you find yourself tossing and turning at night. In fact, over half of Americans suffer from a sleeping disorder. Certain herbal teas have been shown to help people with insomnia and other sleep issues to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer—and they taste great too.
Valerian root is a perennial herb that's been used for centuries to treat insomnia, anxiety, and stress. It contains valerenic acid, which helps promote sleep by relieving muscle tension and nervousness.
There are no standard doses for valerian root because it varies in potency depending on the source you buy from. A good rule of thumb is to start with 250 mg per day and work your way up slowly until you find an effective dose for yourself (for example: 500 mg one week; 750 mg the next week).
Don't take more than 1500 mg per day unless advised otherwise by your doctor or pharmacist as this can cause drowsiness or dizziness if taken too late in the day before bedtime - especially if taken with alcohol!
Chamomile is a gentle herb that's known to be safe for those who are sensitive to caffeine. It's also not recommended for people with autoimmune disorders or pregnant women, as it may cause an allergic reaction in some people.
If you're looking for an herbal tea that won't keep you up all night, chamomile is a good choice! It has been used as a sleep aid since ancient times and has been shown in studies to have relaxing effects on both the body and mind. *
Chamomile can be consumed either hot or cold; use 4-5 teaspoons of dried flowers per cup of water when brewing hot tea or pour boiling water over 1 teaspoon dried flowers per cup of cold water (strain once cooled).
Lavender is a good relaxant, and it can also be used as a sleep aid. It's also been shown to help with anxiety, headaches, and depression. If you're feeling stressed out at night or have trouble winding down before bedtime, try drinking some lavender tea before bedtime.
Lemon balm is a mild sedative, so it can help you sleep better. It's also an anti-anxiety tea that can ease stress and worry, which can make it easier for you to relax and get some shut eye.
This tea works well for children who are having trouble falling asleep at night because of anxiety or stress; just be careful not to give them too much lemon balm if they have any digestive issues or heart problems!
Passionflower is a flowering vine native to the southern United States. It has spread throughout much of North America and parts of South America, where it's used as an herbal remedy for anxiety, insomnia, and stress-related disorders.
The leaves and flowers of passion flower have been used for centuries as sedatives and anti-anxiety medications; they're also thought to relieve menstrual cramps, headaches, and gastrointestinal distress (1). Passionflower contains several compounds that may help promote sleep: flavonoids called quercetin derivatives; alkaloids such as harmine and harmaline; tannins (a type of polyphenol) which bind to proteins in your bloodstream; saponins--which increase saliva production--and several others (2).
Magnolia bark, which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, is an effective sedative. It works by relaxing your muscles and nervous system to help you sleep. The herb can also help reduce anxiety and stress, which can contribute to insomnia symptoms.
Magnolia bark contains honokiol--a natural compound that activates GABA receptors (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in the brain. These receptors regulate mood as well as muscle activity throughout your body--including those that control breathing rate and blood pressure levels. *
Herbal teas can help you sleep.
Herbal teas work well as a natural sleep aid as they have little side effects, if any. Enjoy the beverage hot or cold, depending on your preference and the weather.
Herbal teas are made from plants that are known to have healing properties, such as chamomile and lavender.
We hope you found this list of best teas for sleep helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.
Sound Sleep Products does not offer medical advice and the above options are for informational purposes only. As with all herbal supplements, talk to your physician before starting anything new. Herbal teas and supplements can interfere with prescription medications, or have an adverse effect with certain medical conditions.
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