Looking for something to calm you down before you call it a night?
Consider adding chamomile tea to your nightly routine! This ancient herbal tea is known for its calming effects. Sipping on chamomile tea about one (1) hour before you are ready to go to sleep is a very relaxing way to wind down and prepare for sleep. Drinking chamomile tea also enhances the quality of sleep because it contains antioxidants that promote drowsiness. In addition, this tea is rich in antioxidants that are known to decrease inflammation and reduce the risk of chronic disease.
To enjoy the many benefits of chamomile tea, start by:
- Bringing 8 ounces of water to a boil.
- Place chamomile tea bag in water.
- Let it steep for about five (5) minutes.
- Add a little lemon or honey, stir and . . .
Sit down, relax, and slowly sip your tea. In between sips, take three (3) long, deep breaths (inhale, hold your breath for 3 seconds, then exhale for 3 seconds, blowing your breath through your mouth, like you’re blowing out your birthday cake candles). Inhaling the aroma of the tea can also help you feel calmer.
Be sure to make your cup of tea about one (1) hour before bed so you can truly experience a more relaxed state and more restful sleep 😴.
~ Source, The Little Book of Rest (click here)