Dalai Lama said that sleep is the best form of meditation, but for the last couple of weeks - sleep has been consistently evasive and such terrible quali-tea (sorry I had to 😅 )
Getting to rest doesn't have to involve complicated winding down - a warm mug of one of these teas is bound to help you relax and drift off.
1. Chamomile Tea
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Chamomile is a herb that comes from daisy-like flowers and has been consumed for centuries as a natural remedy for several health conditions.
Many people enjoy chamomile tea as a caffeine-free alternative to black or green tea and for its earthy, somewhat sweet taste.
It contains an antioxidant (apigenin), that may promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia, or the chronic inability to sleep.
2. Peppermint Tea
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Tossing and turning?
Peppermint tea is the perfect bet for you. For a restful and sound sleep, drink caffeine free peppermint tea that also acts as a muscle relaxant.
3. Lemongrass Tea
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Lemongrass tea is also one of the best sleepy time teas. It becomes popular because of its freshness and delightful aroma. In addition, one of the main benefits of lemongrass is the calming effect it has on your nerves.
A hot cup of tea before bed may sound like a great way to wind down, but be careful as most teas include the dreaded caffeine, which makes them ill-suited for bedtime.
Turn down the lights, grab your favorite mug filled with one of these teas - see you in dreamland! 😴
-- Nyambura Mbugua