Tired of being tired? Here’s everything you need to know about how herbal teas can help you get the best sleep of your life! Don’t miss out on another night of rest – add sleepy teas to your bedtime routine, instead!
5 Teas for the Best Sleep of Your Life
So, I read the other day that ONE in THREE adults in the U.S. doesn’t get enough regular sleep. Last week it was me! Is it your turn this week? Missing out on sleep sucks – it affects your moodiness, memory, concentration, health, and basically your ability to be your best f*cking self. Usually when we’re tired, or got a sh*tty night of sleep, we reach for the coffee – or some of our favorite high-caffeine teas like Wake the F**k Up. But we’re not fixing the damn problem – which is getting a good night of sleep.
So, let’s re-focus on rest and relaxation. Snarky has herbal teas that are specially blended to bring you a restful night of sleep. Here’s why we love them, why they work, and some of our favorites!
Why We Love Herbal Tea for Sleep
Herbal teas bring the subtly delicious flavor of plants, flowers, and fruit to your bedtime routine. They’re always caffeine-free and concocting a brew that tastes delicious while rocking you to sleep is easy-peasy with the right herbal blend. And bonus! Most of our sleepy-time herbal teas also contain other ingredients to soothe your body, mind, and soul!
Hot or Cold Brew Tea for Sleep
Look hon, we’re partial to cold brewing because we love the smooth refreshing flavor. But since herbal tea (and sleepy teas) are caffeine-free, you aren’t missing out on the caffeine by hot or cold brewing. You do you! Whatever lulls you off to sleep at night!
Here’s what to look for in your teacup to make sure you’re getting all the rest you need, queen!
Chamomile is a classic herbal sleep aid. It has a delicate floral flavor and health benefits, too -- it helps reduce stress, anxiety, and inflammation. But what makes chamomile tea a great choice for your bedtime routine is its potential to improve sleep quality. Chamomile has a compound called apigenin, which induces relaxation. And studies have shown that chamomile tea can help people fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and wake up less during the night. Is this sh*t McDreamy or what?
Lavender just might be the answer to all your sleepless nights! This purple beauty has some incredible anti-anxiety properties (thanks to linalool and linalyl acetate) that will knock you out in no time. And let's not forget about the subtle flavor, beautiful aroma, and calming color that will make you feel like you're sleeping on a cloud. So, say goodbye to those pesky night wakings and hello to sweet dreams with lavender tea!
So, lemongrass tea – beautifully fragrant and herbaceous. Not only does it taste amazing, but it also has some serious health benefits. Lemongrass is known for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, making it the perfect bedtime drink. And get this, it contains citral, which activates serotonin to regulate mood, appetite, and sleep. So, go ahead and brew yourself a cup of lemongrass tea, inhale its soothing aroma, and let your worries drift away. Sweet dreams!
Lemon balm tea is like a sip of sunshine with a minty twist. Plus, it's not just tasty - it's also got your sleep in mind. This tea can help you catch some Z's by easing stress and anxiety. That's all thanks to rosmarinic acid, which can help you feel less moody and more relaxed. So, grab a mug and get ready to snooze like a baby!
Valerian root is an ancient sleep remedy — used for centuries to help people fall asleep and calm their nerves. You can even make a chill cup of valerian root tea to power up your sleep game. Studies have shown that this natural goodness can help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and improve your overall sleep quality. So, if you're tired of tossing and turning all night, try some valerian root tea. Who knows, you might just wake up your best self in the morning!
Our Favorite Sleepy Tea Blends
A few of our all-time favorite bedtime tea blends. Enjoy hot and soothing or cold brewed and refreshing. Either way, prepare to be whisked away to dreamland!
With relaxing chamomile, restful aromatic lemongrass and soothing lavender, this bedtime blend is a perfect finish to your busy day. Rest your mind and body – but make sure your a** is in bed soon, because you’re nodding off after a cup of this sleepy tea.
Even though Calm Down doesn’t have some of the traditional herbal sleep aids in its formula, coconut shreds help you relax your nerves, and regularly drinking coconut teas help with brain and body function. And with no caffeine, it’s a smoothly delicious bedtime beverage.
If this article didn’t put you to sleep, grab one of these delicious sleepy teas and head off to bedtime. Get the best f**king night of sleep in your life – no pills, no frills, just naturally herbaceous rest, and relaxation.