Our body is a machine and like every machine, it also needs to rest after rigorous work. The whole day you are busy planning, working, negotiating, and a whole lot of other tasks that require both physical and mental energy. Thus, a good night’s sleep is essential to feel energized all through the day. Without a night of sound sleep, you won’t be productive at studies or work and may feel anxious or stressed.
Some of you go to bed and within 10 minutes you fall asleep. While some of you go to bed at around 11 p.m. but cannot fall asleep until its 1 or 2. The reasons can be many for your sleeplessness or lack of a sound sleep- tension at work, Netflix series, or chit chat with a long-distance lover, etc. But you can treat that easily with some relaxing drinks.
Read below and have these drinks before your bedtime to enjoy a great sleep.
A cup of chamomile tea right before your bedtime is considered to be great for a good night’s sleep. Just order a box of chamomile tea bags and have it daily. Chamomile is believed to be a mild tranquilizer or sleep inducer. The calming effects of chamomile tea are due to the presence of apigenin that binds to specific receptors in your brains which in turn decreases anxiety and initiates sleep.
Banana Peel & Cinnamon Tea
There are various reasons behind your sleeplessness and they can be anxiety, depression, low immunity, high blood pressure, skin irritation, inflammatory conditions, or obesity. Banana tea is very helpful in curing all these aforementioned problems and thus with a practice of drinking this wonder tea you will overcome your problem of sleeplessness and wake up refreshed. Just take one banana peel, 2 cups of water, and 1/4th cinnamon powder and bring them to boil. Enjoy your bedtime tea.
Warm Milk with Turmeric
Having a glass of warm milk with a spoon of turmeric powder is our age-old nuska for not only a good quality sleep but also to cure many other diseases. It reduces anxiety, protects against heart diseases, helps in the reduction of inflammation and joint pain, improves brain function & memory, lowers blood sugar levels, and contains antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Also, regular consumption of this golden milk will give you stronger bones and a good digestive system.
You have to drink a caffeine-free peppermint tea for a good night’s sleep. It helps in relaxing your muscles and provides you a great sleep. This tea will also boost your immune system, aid in weight loss, fight bad breath, cure your upset stomach, and make you stress-free.
A glass of warm milk with a few strands of saffron or Kesar will give you a sound sleep. Your glass of milk never tasted this delicious – you will say that once you start having this milk. You can have this drink during the winter season and it will guard you against cold. Also, when you are menstruating this milk will relieve your cramps. The antioxidant crocin, picrocrocin, and safranal will induce sleep. Also, remember that saffron contains manganese that is known for its mild sedative properties.
So, instead of complaining about your sleeplessness, start having any of these drinks before your bedtime. Slowly and gradually, you will see a change.