The best bedtime drinks to help you wind down
There’s nothing worse than not being able to sleep. Sometimes, we need to learn how to wind down and disconnect from the world. While, we’ve provided tips on how to have a better night’s sleep, this time we’re focusing on some of the best bedtime drinks to help you fall asleep. Scroll below for a look at some bedtime appropriate beverages that will help you wind down and turn off. 1.Herbal teas Regular tea and coffee that contain caffeine are absolute no-no’s. Many people commonly mistake green tea for herbal tea, but unfortunately many green teas contain caffeine. Herbal teas are caffeine-free and actually don’t even contain any tea! Instead, they are made up of various flowers, herbs, spices, and dried fruits. Warm liquids raise your body temperature which makes your sleepy. Chamomile tea is great as it has a calming effect on the body. Peppermint tea is also fab for helping you calm down before bed. Additionally, peppermint is great to settle an upset stomach. We love: Sleepy Time Extra and Heath and Heather Organic Camomile Herbal Infusions 2. Tart Cherry Juice Although many juices contain sugar which are is not ideal for winding down, cherry juice is the exception as it contains melatonin, which can assist you in getting some much-needed rest. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in June 2010, found that consuming two 8-ounce servings of tart cherry juice, once in the morning and again two hours before bed, significantly decreases insomnia. We love: Biona Tart Cherry Juice 3. Lemon Balm Tea
A member of the mint family, this tea has been used to help promote sleep and reduce anxiety since the Middle Ages, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Simply steep lemon balm leaves in boiling water and there you have it, you own relaxing bedtime beverage. We love: Salus Lemon Balm Tea 4. Warm Milk Warm milk has been an age-old cure for sleeplessness and is said to be effective due to the high levels of amino acid tryptophan that milk contains. This reportedly has a calming effect on the brain and helps induce sleep and many people swear by this bedtime ritual.