If you are one of those people who have trouble falling asleep at night or probably sleep off, but cannot seem to stay asleep for long hours, well, you aren’t alone in your struggle.
There are many people who have the same sleep issue and some have even advanced sleep issues called insomnia. The struggle is real and can really be a hassle! But luckily, there are ways out and what’s better than a simple, yet effective all-natural remedy to getting sleep!
Check out this super powerful natural sleep inducer – chamomile tea, along with the best ways to use it to get sleep at night.
Benefits of Chamomile Tea for Sleep:
Chamomile tea has been used very often as a natural remedy to treat insomnia and is known to have mild tranquilizing and sedative effects because it contains apigenin (an antioxidant providing muscle relaxation and a sedative effect), which can be found in abundance in chamomile tea. Inhaling this tea or consuming this tea before bed can not only promote better sleep, but can also help soothe the nerves, reduce anxiety, and can also help reduce other sleep-related problems like nightmares etc.
How to use chamomile tea for sleep?
1. The inhaling method:
This is known to be one of the most effective methods of sleep induction. All you need to do is take one tea bag of chamomile tea, place it below your nose and then inhale, very deeply (sniffing hard enough to get the smell of the dried chamomile). Then exhale and repeat.
You will require to do this 10 times before you go to bed, to be able to fall asleep and remain asleep easily.
2. Drink a cup of chamomile tea before you go to sleep:
If you wish to try both these methods, you are free to. But if you are someone who prefers to have a soothing drink before bed, then this non-caffeine chamomile tea can be the one! It can also help induce sleep easily.
Here’s how you can make this chamomile herbal tea:
1 cup water
1 tbsp organic dried chamomile flowers
Honey to taste (optional)
Into a heating pot, add in the water and dried chamomile flowers and let it come to a boil. Cover the pot with a lid and then let it simmer for 5 to 6 minutes on slow heat. Then turn off the flame, strain, add in the honey, stir well and it is ready to consume.
Tip: If you do not have chamomile-dried flowers, you can use 1 to 2 chamomile tea bags, depending on how you like them.
Strain and consume it before you go to bed every night.
- Chamomile tea may not agree with everyone and can have side effects like allergies etc, which could also vary depending on the potency of the chamomile. So, it is advisable to start off with very low potency of chamomile in your tea and slowly increase it based on the reaction it has with your body.
- For pregnant women, lactating mothers, for those under medications or for those who have other complications, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before drinking this tea, as a safety precaution.