The Benefits of Drinking Tea Before Bed
Drinking tea before bed has been shown to help aid in a better night’s sleep and high quality of sleep. This is pretty significant because so many Americans struggle with sleep issues like insomnia. Additionally, sleep issues can become worsened when you’ve had too much screen time and not enough exercise. Does anyone relate to this last sentence? If so, you should find the perfect tea to help relax you and achieve a better night’s sleep. Thankfully, at Art of Tea, we have several herbal tea blends that are great as a nighttime tea and blends specifically formulated for bedtime.
Calm Your Body & Mind Before Bed
Several experts believe that a warm cup of tea can help calm your mind, especially at the end of a long day. In fact, the methodical practice of preparing a cup of tea can help relax you as well. We recommend making a ritual of your nightly bedtime tea. Boil your water, let your tea steep, and slowly take in the smell and the feeling of your perfect cup of herbal tea. This alone can help alleviate stress and promote calmness before bed. We truly believe there is a perfect type of tea for every time during the day, including bedtime.
Best Tea for Sleep
After you’ve enjoyed boiling your water and picking out your favorite tea mug, it’s time to choose your tea. Certain teas will help promote sleep more than others. At Art of Tea, we suggest the following teas:
Chamomile Tea: Chamomile tea has long been used as a bedtime tea because it is caffeine-free and helps induce sleep. It is also known to decrease stress and anxiety which can help you fall asleep quicker.
Green Tea: Although green tea has caffeine, it can actually help you sleep. It contains L-theanine which can help you feel calm and relaxed before bed. If you are sensitive to caffeine, try a decaffeinated version.
Peppermint Tea: Peppermint tea is another great option to drink before bed. It is caffeine-free, can help soothe your body, and may even help settle your stomach before bed.
Lavender Tea: Lavender is powerful when it is ingested and when it is smelt. Lavender tea can aid with relaxation and calming your body and mind before bed. Try our Banana Dulce Tea as a dessert before bed with lavender, chamomile, and lemongrass.
Always remember to avoid caffeinated teas like black tea or white tea before bed because these may keep you up or disturb your natural sleep patterns. For an evening tea to unwind before or after dinner, try our 6:00PM tea.
Shop the Art of Tea to Find Your Perfect Bedtime Tea
Find the tea that works the best for your mind and body. Art of Tea collections are formulated to work with your body, it’s your job to find your preferred flavors. Shop our blends today! You’ll be sure to find a tea to help you relax to help get a better night’s sleep.