Having trouble with sleep? You’re not alone.
Research says that approximately 25-30% of the population suffers some form of sleep deprivation.
- *Burning the candle at both ends
- *Wired and tired
- *Restless legs
- *Study Brain got you restless
- *Hormonal changes keeping you awake
Are you the person that lays in bed staring at the ceiling, playing the day’s events over and over in your mind? A seamlessly never ending work day, assignments due before you know it, or night sweats from hormonal changes. Any of these scenarios may make you start getting fidgety and angry, and then in your head, you’re screaming at yourself, “just go to sleep”. You wake as tired as you went to bed and the new day sees you feeling frazzled and full of fatigue.
Pushing through the day you feel moody, becoming agitated easily. You get clumsy or feel depressed and you end up reaching for a coffee or something sweet to try and help pick you up.
Does this sound like you? Then keep reading.
With so much going on in our lives; work, family, friends, social commitments, constant device stimulation and pandemics… it seems a good night’s sleep is becoming harder and harder to achieve.
We all know sleep is a crucial component of our health, it helps manage a better state of mind, benefiting our mental health. It can also help increase our energy, make our skin glow and keep our memory and concentration in great shape.
So let us explain to you about some herbs that may help to manage the night-time blues so you get the best night’s sleep; no counting sheep needed!!!
Chamomile is used worldwide and has been for centuries. It has sedative qualities that may calm the mind and relax the body, helping to manage insomnia. Chamomile contains an antioxidant called apigenin which binds to certain receptors in the brain, potentially decreasing anxiety, inducing relaxation, which may contribute to its sedative effects. Drinking chamomile before bed may help you to fall asleep naturally and stay asleep.
Passionflower is a beautiful vine plant with spectacular purple and white flowers. This plant has traditionally been used to reduce anxiety, which may help improve sleep. It achieves this by increasing GABA (cells in the brain that are used to regulate mood). GABA inhibits the cells that cause excitement, creating the calming effect. It is said that Passionflower may help reduce the time it takes to initially fall asleep as well as maintain duration of sleep.
Lavender may bring about a sense of calm, helping you to relax and might help to relieve anxiety and induce sleep. Lavender interacts with GABA which may help reduce agitation, restlessness and anger, making it a great choice as a sleep aid. The purple flower petals from the lavender bush are used, creating such a sensational aromatic smell which can instantly make you feel yourself relax.
4. MELISSA (Lemonbalm)
Like Passionflower and Lavender, Melissa (also known as Lemon Balm) interacts with GABA which may help to relax the mind and therefore the body, initiating sleep. This herb has been used since the middle ages to reduce stress and induce sleepiness. Melissa is part of the peppermint family and has a mild citrus like flavour with a hint of mint. Its light flavour is sure to impress.
Holding a cup of Lemongrass, you smell the citrus aroma of the essential oils contained in it. These oils can instantly have a calming effect on the mind which may reduce any form of anxiety or stress you were experiencing before that cup of tea. The effects of Lemongrass on GABA may instantly inhibit the excitability response in the body, allowing it to be fully immersed in the relaxation needed for sleep to come. This may help to keep you in the land of slumber making lemongrass a perfect choice.
At MeVa Tea we have experienced the chaos of not being able to sleep and the stress it can induce. We have also worked with people that have sleep issues due to night sweats or restless legs and the anxiety and agitation it can create. This is the very reason we decided to introduce a new Tea range to the market. We wanted to help as many people as possible. We have spent countless hours studying herbs that have the most powerful effects that may help to combat any form of sleep deprivation in order to bring to you a quality product that we know really works.