There is no better feeling than waking up refreshed and recharged after a deep sleep, ready to greet the day and tackle your to-do lists with energy and vigor. Unfortunately, more than 35% of American adults report sleeping less than 7 hours per night, and another 30% have experienced short-time insomnia at some point in their lives.
It is no secret that we live in an increasingly stressful and fast-paced world, with long days spent staring into screens and blurring the lines between work and personal time. This is why it is more important than ever before to establish a bedtime ritual, to help you unwind and forget the worries and stresses of the day before settling into bed.
There are many habits you can incorporate into your winding-down ritual, from lighting a scented candle to meditation, or from reading a good book to soaking in a warm bath. Of course, our favorite way to ease into sleep is with a soothing cuppa.
Setting aside a quiet moment to sip and savor your favorite tea before bed can allow you to reflect on the day, and shift into a different mindset before drifting off to sleep. The best evenings teas are free from caffeine, and have a gentle flavor and comforting aroma that will calm your body and mind as you prepare for bedtime.
You may know lavender for its fresh, clean scent and calming properties; after all, this Mediterranean herb is featured in dozens of consumer products, from soaps and perfumes to essential oils, detergents, and candles.
Fragrant lavender has been used to soothe the body, mind, and spirit for thousands of years. In ancient times, Romans and Greeks would add sprigs of lavender to their bath water for a luxurious and calming experience.
Today, the herb is still used around the globe for aromatherapy purposes. For many, the act of breathing in the scent of lavender may encourage a sense of calm and relaxation, and banishes feelings of anxiety and stress.
Discover the bliss of mood-mellowing lavender with get relaxed® – No.14 Tea for Relieving Stress, which blends English lavender with a potpourri of calming petals, flowers, and roots. Inhale the fragrant steam wafting up from the mug, and feel your worries melt away.
Chamomile has a long-established reputation as a calming herb, and with good reason. The plant contains a special antioxidant called apigenin, which has been studied for its ability to relax the body and gently induce sleep. This same compound is what makes chamomile effective at soothing eczema, rashes, and various other inflammations of the skin.
Our Biodynamic® Heirloom Chamomile Tea is made from 100% premium, certified organic chamomile, harvested from a self-sustaining farm in the Italian Alps. The blossoms are picked at night, when the essential oils contained within the petals are at their peak.
Add a beautifying element to your bedtime ritual with new Beautifying Botanicals Beauty Sleep Herbal Tea. This violet-hued infusion contains relaxing chamomile, as well as rose and the blue butterfly pea flower, to encourage a restful sleep and a healthy, glowing complexion*.
A flowering plant native to Europe and Asia, valerian has long been used as a natural sleep aid and mild sedative. The benefits of valerian were first documented by the famed Greek physician Galen in the 2nd century, who prescribed the herb to patients to treat insomnia and restlessness. During World War II, it was used by nurses to manage the anxiety caused by frequent air raids.
Valerian may provide many of the same benefits as sleep aids, such as a shorter time to fall asleep, decreased nighttime wakings, and a deeper, more restorative sleep overall. However, because it does not interfere with REM sleep, it does not cause the same unwanted side effects as other sleep medications, like grogginess*.
Ensure a good night’s sleep that leaves you feeling energized and well rested with get some zzz’s™ – No. 5 Herb Tea for Rest. This blend of valerian root, chamomile, and other potent botanicals will lull you into a deep and blissful slumber.
Lemon Balm Tea
A member of the mint family, lemon balm is revered for its strong citrus scent and mood-boosting properties. It is a common ingredient in many aromatherapy products, designed to dispel anxiety and stress.
Savor the aromatic infusion of Chamomile Lemon Herbal Tea, which blends fragrant lemon balm with chamomile, valerian root, skullcap, and a bouquet of other florals.
Native to the Americas, passionflower was first used by indigenous peoples as a mild sedative. During the 16th century, Spanish explorers learned about the herb during an expedition in Peru, and shared their newfound knowledge with medical practitioners in Europe.
Today, passionflower is still used to alleviate anxious thoughts and soothe the spirit before bedtime. Most of us are familiar with the havoc that a restless mind can wreak on sleep quality; sipping a steamy cup of passionflower tea may help banish these thoughts and help you achieve a better night’s sleep naturally*.
Fans of Downton Abbey can channel their inner aristocrat as part of their nightly ritual with Lady Cora’s Evening Tea. This delightful botanical blend combines passionflower with lemon balm, linden flower, orange blossoms, chamomile, lavender flower, skullcap, and valerian root…a cuppa fit for a countess!
It’s true that a good night’s sleep can make all the difference to your daytime energy levels, mood, and productivity. Incorporating an evening cuppa into your nighttime ritual can encourage a more restful sleep, allowing you to conquer the day ahead with zeal.
Sip, savor, and surrender your body and mind to sleep. Sweet dreams!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.