Many of us would do anything for an uninterrupted night’s rest (Myself included). We so desperately yearn for a full night’s sleep that we are willing to try whatever comes our way. From Apple Watches and hypnosis apps to white-noise, the world is full of devices that claim to aid us in our endless pursuit of those priceless 6-8 hours.
It truly is a noble quest. After all, having a good sleep pattern is a vital aspect to living well. In fact, research has shown that adding a mere 20 minutes of extra winks holds the power to boost mood, lower our stress levels, and give a substantial kick to overall health.
Despite all the research and boundless technological gadgets, what if I told you that the key to a rejuvenating night’s sleep wasn’t a million different methods, but a simple beverage?
The truth of the matter is, falling asleep isn’t necessarily as simple as drinking a magical potion, but there are certain drinks that can promote more sleep.
top 7 sleepy time elixiers
1.) Lavender Tea
Lavender tea is the obvious go-to choice when it comes to nodding off. Lavender is a famed herb in the world of wellness, known for its assistance in soothing the nervous system. And just as sniffing lavender essential oils helps to calm and relax, sipping on lavender tea can help you find peace of mind and drift off into wonderland.
2.) Lemon Balm Tea
Lemon balm seeks to soothe. In fact, lemon balm extracts have been found to produce a sedative effect through their calming and anti-anxiety powers. It is so effective some researchers believe it can help reduce insomnia.
3.) Valerian Tea
Valerian root has been historically used to help people fall asleep faster. By reducing anxiety in the mind and body, Valerian root essentially enables you to doze off faster than you normally would.
4.) Chamomile Tea
The last tea to take note of is chamomile tea. Another beloved herb for its relaxing properties. This teas is sure to help you conk out.
5.) Cow’s Milk
Have you ever heard that a glass of warm milk will help put you to bed? As it turns out, this old wives’ tale is true. A glass of milk slightly heated will enhance your snooze game – no questions asked.
6.) Hemp Milk
Did you know there was such as thing as hemp milk? Honestly, this is a first for me. According to experts, hemp milk contains an amino acid called, trytophan. This amino acid works by making us feel sleepy and relaxed.
7.) Almond Milk
For you vegans and vegetarians, almond milk is the best option. This animal milk substitute has plenty of proteins and amino acids to help you start counting sheep.
Well + Good
Mary Grace Garis
Aug 26, 2020