Some nights, you fall asleep as soon as you hit the hay. Then there are nights when you toss and turn for almost an hour, remain awake and spend two hours scanning social media without a purpose. For such nights, here are seven beverages that’ll help you sleep better.
1. Passionflower tea
Passionflower is a calming herb that is used for anxiety patients. Even though it doesn’t have the zonking effect that its cousin valerium has, a cup of passionflower tea an hour before bedtime will make your eyes droop in seconds.
2. Dirty lemon sleep
It’s $65 per six pack, so it is a little pricy. But its combination of magnesium, chamomile, rosewater, passionflower, and lemon juice will put you to sleep before you even finish the suggested dose. It provides a deeper sleep cycle, so it’s extremely helpful.
3. Hops tea
It’s no coincidence that we feel drowsy after drinking beer. No, it’s not just because of the alcohol. According to WebMD, the hops used in brewing IPA also have a sedative effect. Next time, skip the hangover and try some hops tea before you hit the sack. It’s readily available online and at health food stores.
Milk is full of tryptophan that will make you get sleepy in no time. But the folks at The New York Times are sceptical; they think it’s psychological.
5. Sour cherry juice
Get a container of tart cherry juice. Drink 8 ounces of it in the afternoon, then another 8 ounces an hour before bed. Cherries contain both melatonin and tryptophan, which will make you sleep longer. So it’s worth buying!
6. Chamomile tea
If nightmares and stress dreams disturb your sleep, add chamomile tea into your daily routine. Chamomile calms your nerves and helps with nightmares.
7. Coconut waterf
Coconut water is an excellent source of potassium and calcium. If these two nutrients are missing from you diet, they might be the reason that you haven’t been sleeping well. Drink a cup full of coconut water before bedtime, and get a sound night’s sleep.