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Steeping Wellness: 8 Best Bedtime Teas That Help You Sleep

Teas with certain ingredients like chamomile and valerian root can promote relaxation, aiding in a restful pre-sleep experience

Few experiences rival the soothing comfort of a warm tea, particularly when enjoyed before bedtime. Certain varieties possess the unique ability to induce relaxation, slow the pace, and facilitate unwinding after a demanding day.

Herbal teas, valued for centuries as natural sleep aids, combat insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Scientific scrutiny has highlighted some types for their sleep-promoting attributes.

Delve into this article to discover eight top-notch bedtime teas from Steepologie Teas, each crafted to enhance your journey into a restful night's sleep.

What is bedtime tea?

Designed for tranquility rather than stimulation, bedtime teas are herbal infusions crafted with a thoughtful blend to aid relaxation during the pre-sleep wind-down. Distinguished by their naturally caffeine-free composition, these teas incorporate stress-relieving compounds like lavender, chamomile, or valerian root, fostering a sense of calm. Savoring a cup becomes a safe, soothing ritual to enhance your bedtime routine. In fact, weaving in healthy sleep habits and a consistent nightly regimen proves beneficial, contributing to improved sleep quality and addressing concerns such as insomnia.

When should you drink bedtime tea?

Allow ample time to relish your tea and visit the restroom before bedtime. As a practical guideline, a good rule of thumb is to aim to reduce fluid intake at least 2 hours prior to sleep. Doing so can mitigate the likelihood of waking up for a bathroom break in the middle of the night, ensuring a smoother transition back to restful sleep. However, in reality most people have their tea time (including us!) half an hour to 45 minutes prior to bedtime without issue.

8 Bedtime Teas Crafted by Steepologie Teas

Here are our suggested bedtime teas that thousands of our customers love - remember if you're making this a routine then take advantage and subscribe to a tea to save up to 25% off each delivery with no obligation (skip or cancel anytime). 

1. Steep Me to Sleep Herbal Tea: a best seller since 2016!

This herbal combines a blend of natural sleep aid ingredients, including valerian root, vervain, greek mountain tea, chamomile, and lavender flowers to help you get a peaceful night's sleep.

Valerian Root
 has been found to help people fall asleep fasterimprove their sleep quality, and spend more time in a deep sleep stage*1
Vervain
is a deeply penetrating nervine that soothes and sedates the nervous system and can stimulate the release of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, enhancing mood and well being*2
Greek Mountain
 used for centuries to calm body and mind and as natural sleep support. Contains protective and regenerative phytochemicals that help our skin to recover overnight*3

2. Chamomile: a classic that's tried and true

Our Chamomile Tea is made of the finest chamomile flowers from the Nile River Valley in Egypt. Considered a remedy for all ills by the ancient Egyptians, this golden herb remains a modern favorite to promote calm and relieve anxiety. 

Chamomile
anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, sedative, and anti-anxiety properties might help relieve anxiety and discomfort due to PMS, can lower blood sugar in diabetics, helps prevent osteoporosis and also helps relaxation and sleep*4
  

3. Organic Relaxation: lull yourself to sleep

A soothing blend ideal for those who want to reduce stress and promote relaxation. The combination of catnip, skullcap, and chamomile provides a calming effect.

Catnip
may aid in better sleep, reduce nervousness and anxiety and soothe the digestive system*5
Skullcap Herb
is a herb with calming properties that has significant antioxidant effects and may help protect against neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, anxiety, and depression as well as inhibit food allergic response*6

4. Sweet Chamomile Lavender

A soothing blend of premium-quality Egyptian chamomile and lavender flowers: the chamomile provides a natural sweetness and delicate floral flavor while the lavender adds a touch of fresh calming fragrance. Together, they create an herbal that is perfect for winding down at the end of a long day.

Lavender
may stimulate activity in certain areas of the brain and influence the transmission of impulses between brain cells in ways that boost mood and produce a calming effect, may boost sleep, sooth menstrual cramping and improve skin health and collagen formation*7
  

5. Sweet Chamomile Mint

Embodies the serene essence of Egyptian chamomile and the invigorating coolness of peppermint leaves. This harmonious blend is a testament to the beauty of simplicity, offering a calming and refreshing experience.

Peppermint
may relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating, and indigestion, acts as muscle relaxant and pain reliever to help headaches and has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties that may alleviate clogged sinuses due to allergies and infections*8
   

6. Adrenal Dream

This exceptional infusion combines nature's most calming ingredients, including catnip leaf, skullcap herb, chamomile, peppermint, spearmint and ashwagandha root among others. Each component is expertly selected to create a symphony of flavors and aromas that elevate relaxation to an art form.

 Spearmint
improves hormonal imbalance, helps with excessive hair growth on the face, breasts and stomach, and improves joint stiffness*9
Ashwaganda Root
helps to overcome adrenal fatigue that's the result of stress, fights anxiety and stress, improves mood, boosts immune function while improving concentration and focus**10
   

7. Siren's Song

This is another take on the chamomile, peppermint and lavender approach referenced above. With this tasty herbal the sweetness of apple pieces and sugared pineapple cubes harmonizes perfectly with the tartness of elderberries, cranberry slices, and sour cherry pieces.

8. Raspberry Lavender

An overall best seller since 2016, our Raspberry Lavender Herbal Tea is a perfect blend of delicious and natural ingredients that will transport you to a world of relaxation and wellness. The powerful combination of raspberry leaf with fennel and chamomile cannot be doubted - you will be transported to blissful rest after a cuppa!

Fennel
can help your body fight back against pathogens attacking your immune system, relax your muscles (including digestive muscles so aids in digestion), treat insomnia and aid in breast milk production*11

Raspberry Leaf

contain vitamins B, C and E, as well as  calcium, magnesium and zinc and contain antioxidising polyphenols that and relax the pelvic and uterine muscles, also relieves bloating and helps with menstrual cramping and morning sickness*

No matter which tea you find that helps your bedtime routine the most, the important thing is to have a ritual - going through similar steps each night prior to rest can help set the mental stage for a good nights sleep. Part of our ritual has been to steep one of the teas above and it's worked wonders for us. Sleep tight!

*1 Source Sleep Foundation
*2 Source Indigo Herbs
*3 Source Lipoid Kosmetik
*4 Source Medical News Today
*5 Source WebMD
*6 Source Mount Sinai
*7 Source Healthline
*8 Source Healthline
*9 Source Cleveland Clinic
*10 Source Dr. Axe
*11 Source Healthline
*12 Source BBC Good Food

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