Helping you Sleep and Cope
Calming teas are natural sedatives that can help you in times of stress or when you simply are feeling lost or having difficulty with coping.
These teas are good for when you need to give yourself a break and deserve a restful night.
Having a hard day at work? Worried about your kid’s grades? Stress and worry can cloud your judgment and affect your ability to sleep at night and perform adequately during the day.
With a calm and clear mind, sleep will come and solutions will reveal themselves.
The Best Calming Teas
A good herbal sedative tea works on many levels to bring you relief. Take a look at best and most famous calming herbal infusions.
Catnip tea – focused on reducing your stress on all levels, aiding with anxiety that harms the digestive system.
Chamomile tea – this tea relaxes your whole body: mind, nerves, digestive system, muscle pains and aches. This is one of the most famous of calming teas.
Hops tea – the perfect blend for restful sleep. A cup of tea or a pillow with this herb can give you a good rest tonight.
Lavender tea – great flower to make relaxing, soothing and scented baths. This tea reduces tension and lifts the spirits. Just the smell will do wonders for you.
Linden tea – this tea is good for calming the mind, relieving headaches and migraines. Perfectly safe for children who are anxious or irritated.
Passion flower tea – a beautiful flower that makes a wonderful tea for muscle pain and all sorts of nervous disorders. This tea is also great for dealing with insomnia.
St John’s wort tea – this tea helps to deal with mild depression, brings restful sleep and pain management. Restores your body after prolonged periods of exhaustion.
Valerian tea – reduces stress and fights insomnia, this tea calms the mind. Relaxes the body, sedating pain and sore muscles.
Other Herbal Sedative Teas
Other teas may also offer a calming effect and you may even blend herbs to create new flavors and a blend of benefits.
For anxiety: skullcap, lemon balm, rosemary, vervain.
For depression: ginseng, milk thistle, oatstraw, rosehip
For nervous disorders: peppermint, motherwort, saw palmetto
For sedation: mullein, lemon
For stress: Kava kava, yerba mate
Important note: you may even blend these herbs with green tea, but be aware that green tea contains some caffeine so if you have low tolerance, avoid doing this.
A cup of herbal tea is a great way to help you get the much needed sleep, but there are other things you can do, too. Blend some of these relaxation suggestions into your daily routine.
Start your day with a cup of milk or yogurt. Your nervous system requires calcium to work properly.
During your work day, make sure to take a break. These breaks provide an opportunity for drinking your tea, but also give your body and mind a moment to relax.
At meals, avoid foods that you have a hard time digesting or that are full of sugar. Sweets provide with added energy, but it goes away quickly, only adding to your stress levels.
At the end of your day, find time to exercise to release bottled up energy and stress. And then head home for a good soak in a relaxing bath or perhaps have a massage at your gym.
When you go to bed, choose a comfortable pajama and make sure the bedroom is neither too hot nor too cold. Turn off the TV and cellphone and just read a book as you sip your last cup of tea of the day.
Remember to make drinking tea a ritual in your day. It is a moment of rest and peace that you deserve.
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