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Benefits of a cup at bedtime - Why does hot tea make you sleepy

There are several reasons why hot tea may help you sleep better.

First, the warmth of the tea may help relax your body and mind. Second, the amino acid L-theanine—which occurs naturally in plants such as tea—has been shown to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. Finally, the caffeine in tea can also have a mild sedative effect once it wears off. This is because caffeine blocks a neurotransmitter called adenosine which is responsible for making you feel tired. Once the caffeine wears off, the blocked adenosine will hit you all at once, making you feel tired. These combined effects can make you feel relaxed and sleepy after drinking hot tea.

So if you're looking for a natural way to improve your sleep, you may want to try drinking a cup of hot tea before bed. Remember, not all tea promotes sleep, so make yourself look for the right blend of herbs, leaves, and roots.

What kinds of tea help you sleep—Herbs, leaves, roots you should look for

Avoid beverages with high levels of caffeine at bedtimes, like black and white tea, and stick with herbal options. If you're looking for a bedtime tea to help you sleep, there are a few blends of herbs, roots, and ingredients to look for.

  • Hops: Hops are the flowers of the Humulus lupulus, often used to flavour beer but can also be brewed into tea. Hops have sedative effects and can help promote sleep.
  • Chamomile: Chamomile is a flower often dried and brewed into tea. Chamomile has been a natural remedy for centuries to help with anxiety and insomnia. Chamomile tea may work by increasing glycine levels which has calming and relaxing effects on the nervous system.
  • Lavender: This purple flower plant is often used in teas and aromatherapy to promote relaxation. One study found that lavender tea helped people sleep better and feel refreshed the following day.
  • Valerian: Valerian is a flowering plant used as a herbal remedy to treat anxiety and insomnia. Valerian root has been shown to increase levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, a neurotransmitter that has calming and relaxing effects.
  • Lemon Balm: Lemon balm is a perennial herbaceous plant in the mint family and may work by increasing levels of GABA in the brain.
  • Passionflower: A vine with white, purple, or blue flowers, studies suggest that purple passion flower extract can help manage sleep irregularities and relieve anxiety.
  • Skullcap: Skullcap is a flowering plant in the mint family that is commonly used as a sedative in blends with other herbs like valerian.

These are some of the most common and effective ingredients in tea that can help you sleep. If you're looking for a tea to help you sleep, make sure the blend contains one or more of these ingredients.

Why shop sleep tea at WelleCo

Sleep Welle Calming tea is a blend of potent herbs like hops, valerian, lemon balm, passionflower, and skullcap. This herbal blend is the ideal cup to relax with at bedtime or for an afternoon break—perfect for promoting a sense of conscious calm and well-being. Simply steep in boiling water, sip, and slowly drift off to sleep.