Do you work the nightshift and have trouble sleeping? Are you always tossing and turning at night? If so, you may want to try sleep tea.
Sleep tea is an herbal caffeine-free tea that contains ingredients that have calming and relaxant properties. The hot water with the tea also helps you wind down and has a soothing effect. Together, these properties can help to promote sleep and improve sleep quality.
In this blog post, we will take a deep dive into the world of sleep tea to help guide you to a better night's sleep.
History Of Sleep Tea
Drinking herbs and teas to remedy ailments has been a longstanding tradition for people all around the world. For thousands of years, the Chinese have been drinking tea and there is ample evidence that many other ancient cultures have used certain herbs to remedy insomnia as well.
Throughout the world and with trial and error, medicine men, shamans, alchemists, and witch doctors throughout history have discovered the plants that are best to use as an aid for sleeping.
Luckily, in modern times we also have the luxury of science to help us figure out which plants and ingredients are the best to infuse with water and help put you down for the night.
What Ingredients Are In Sleep Tea?
The active ingredients in most sleep teas available on the market today include chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, passionflower, and valerian root. In the past, many other ingredients were used like rosemary and pine needles.
Sleep teas usually have a mild sedative effect, which can help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the night.
Other non active ingredients may be used to enhance the smell and color of the tea as well.
How Long Does Sleep Tea Take To Work?
When consumed, the active ingredients slowly get absorbed through your body and typically takes about 30 minutes or more to start working depending on your tolerance and the amount of body fat that you have. The less body fat you have, the quicker the ingredients will absorb.
What Does Sleep Tea Taste Like?
Sleep tea can taste bitter, sweet, or floral depending on the ingredients used. The bitterness is usually from the valerian root, while the sweetness comes from the chamomile and lavender.
The 5 Major Benefits Of Sleep Tea
There are many benefits of sleep tea, including:
- Improved sleep quality
- Fall asleep quicker
- A natural way to improve your sleep without the use of medication
- It is safe and has few side effects unlike medications
- Lastly, the cost / benefit of sleep tea is really good because sleep tea is also much cheaper than its alternatives
How To Make DIY Sleep Tea?
If you want to make your own sleep tea, you will need the following:
- Lemon balm
- Valerian root
You can find these ingredients at most health food stores or online. Add one teaspoon of each herb to a cup of boiling water and steep for about five minutes. We also recommend buying a tea making book for alternative ideas that you may able to forage around in Australia or grow them in your garden.
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What Are The Side effects of Sleep Tea?
Sleep tea is generally safe and has few side effects. The most common side effect is drowsiness, which can make it unsafe to drive or operate machinery. If you experience any other side effects, stop drinking sleep tea and consult a healthcare professional.
We also recommend that you rinse your sleep tea for a quick second under water before using. This will help active the ingredients and get rid of any unwanted organic particles.
Is Sleep Tea Addicting?
Sleep tea does not contain any addictive substances. However, we do recommend that you cycle your sleep tea consumption or drink it only when you need it to avoid becoming dependent on it. This will help you instances when you are on vacation or travelling and forget to pack your tea.
How Much Sleep Tea Should I Drink?
We recommend drinking one cup of sleep tea 30 minutes before bedtime. If you find that the tea is not strong enough, you can increase the amount of herbs used or steep for a longer period of time. If you find the tea too strong, try diluting it with more water.
Where To Buy Sleep Tea Online In Australia
Relaxing Sleep Tea by Love Nightshift is the best way to get your sleep tea online, in Australia. Our sleep tea has all of the great and amazing ingredients mentioned above and is Australian owned. So if you like shopping local and want to try getting a better nights sleep, we are here to help you do just that.
Check out this 5 star review from Helen;
"Best tea ever!! I work shift work including night shift. I love nightshift tea for many reasons. Firstly its a great tea, its fresh and is relaxing. It has become a part of my night time routine. Secondly, it supports local produce and businesses. It is mostly Australian grown which is better than the relaxing tea by T2 which is sourced from Egypt!! Lastly. It is a great present to buy for someone, or Kris Kindle. Especially the shift workers in your life."
The tea is available for only AU$29.00 for a 30 gram packet and you can find more information about it on our product page.