The Best Teas To Drink For Better Sleep

photo of a teapot with dried chamomile flowers on a table

Do you find that drinking herbal tea before bed helps you shift down a few mental gears, wash away your stress, and perhaps even fall asleep a little easier?

Or does it just taste nice without actually doing anything?

As an Englishman and an insomniac, drinking tea at night comes very naturally to me; it’s in my DNA to fix emotional problems by putting the kettle on!

Despite the fact that I’ve drunk herbal teas daily for many years, I’m going to explain in this article why the evidence that tea works as a liquid sleep aid can be a little misleading.

I’ll then look at some of the main flowers, leaves and roots used, share some of my favorite brands, and finish with teas that readers have suggested.

Is there evidence that tea can help with sleep?

I don’t want to be overly negative, but here’s the bad news first: the scientific evidence that any tea can help people sleep is very sparse. Almost non-existant.

The good news is that there is some evidence that the ingredients used, such as chamomile, lavender and valerian, might have some sedative properties. But there are some points to bear in mind before getting too excited by that evidence:

  • Most clinical trials use concentrated herbal supplements in powder or capsule form, not tea.
  • The dosages used in those supplements are usually much higher than you can get from tea.
  • The handful of studies that used tea specifically haven’t had overwhelmingly significant results.

There’s a good article on todaysdietician.com that discusses this problem. Mary Bove, ND, summarizes it this way:

Although many herbal teas have been shown to have positive health benefits, this type of herbal preparation generally has milder effects than an herbal extract or concentrated powder or capsule…so, you can’t assume an herbal tea will have the same impact as a more concentrated herbal supplement.

Where does that leave us if we like our herbal teas?

It’s not all doom and gloom – believe me, I want to believe they work as much as you probably do!

My personal opinion is that taking the time out to prepare and enjoy a bedtime tea is in itself rewarding; it’s a great excuse to have some valuable and quiet ‘me time’.

Whether the ingredients are working their magic behind the scenes and the effect just hasn’t been proven by researchers or it’s just the good old placebo effect again is irrelevant to me. If I feel it helps me chill out at the end of a hectic day, I’ll keep on drinking it.

But I do think it’s important to keep this balanced view in mind when researching teas yourself. Remember that it’s easy to cherry-pick some positive research studies of herbal supplements and use them as evidence that the tea version must work too…


The best tea ingredients for sleep

Now I’ve let the cat out of the bag where evidence is concerned, let’s take a look at the ingredients that are most commonly used in sleep teas.


1. Chamomile

photo of chamomile tea preparation

Chamomile is one of the global superstars of teas used for sleep and relaxation in general.

It’s found in many brands of herbal tea, either alone or mixed with other plants. And if you enjoy making remedies yourself, it’s easy to make by drying out the flowers and steeping them.

The evidence for its sedative effect is perhaps strongest for anxiety, but it crops up time and time again in bedtime teas and herbal remedies.

Studies involving chamomile in tea form are very limited. One study in 2016 found the tea helped postpartum women sleep better. However, after four weeks, there was no difference with the women who didn’t drink the tea.

2. Valerian root

valerian plant and flowers

Valerian tea is made from the root or leaves of the plant, and people have used it for centuries to help with sleep and anxiety. It’s thought that some people may need to take valerian for a couple of weeks before the full sedative effect is felt.

It’s one of the few plants which have been shown by researchers to have sedative properties. However, a detailed review in 2018 of previous clinical trials found that the overall picture was one of inconclusive results.

Other researchers suggest it may work, but the problem is one of the clinical trials not being well designed. And I haven’t found any research studies that used valerian tea specifically.

3. Lavender

lavender flowers

Although chamomile and valerian reign supreme in the bedtime tea category, they aren’t alone.

Another plant sometimes put into the mix is lavender, which is thought to have relaxing and anti-stress properties.

Again though, the evidence for its usefulness for sleep is limited, and I haven’t seen any for it in tea form. One review of eight studies using aroma inhalation suggested that it may provide a small to moderate benefit, but that more research is needed.

4. Lemon balm

lemon balm plant

Lemon balm is traditionally believed to help with anxiety, stress and insomnia. And it’s often included in brands of teas created to promote better sleep.

One study had some positive results when using a concentrated extract. But again, it wasn’t in tea form so the same effect can’t be guaranteed if you drink it – especially if it’s just a small contributor to a tea mix using several ingredients.

5. Peppermint

Peppermint is often associated with providing energy and helping with stomach problems, but it’s also sometimes included in sleep teas.

Despite a lack of research using mint tea, research has shown that peppermint oil can help with indigestion and some other stomach complaints, and work as a muscle relaxant.

Perhaps it’s a good choice if you’ve eaten a little too much and indigestion is keeping you awake. And if it’s a headache that’s stopping you sleeping, trying rubbing a little peppermint oil on your skin instead.

As a lifelong mint lover, any tea containing peppermint will always grab my attention. And it’s an easy one to make yourself – just grab a few fresh leaves from your nearest mint plant (they grow very easily) and steep them in freshly boiled water.

6. Lemongrass

lemongrass tea

Native to Asia, but now cultivated around the world, you might associate lemongrass more with food than tea – it’s a favorite of mine when making Thai curry!

But researchers have discovered that it’s also used in some countries for a range of medicinal purposes, such as an anti-bacterial, antidiarrheal, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, and as a sedative.

The only research study I could find that used tea specifically was done with mice, not humans. However, they did find that Lemongrass essential oil had a positive effect on overall sleep time.

7. Passionflower

Passionflower

The passionflower is stunning when in bloom, alien almost with its complex design. But does is its natural beauty contagious, helping you get some beauty sleep?

This is one that does have some research using it in tea form. 41 participants were given either passionflower tea or a placebo tea. And the researchers found that those drinking the real tea had ‘short-term subjective sleep benefits’.

Ahh, it’s nice to end this section on a positive note!


My personal favorite bedtime teas

Here are some of my favorite teas that you can easily find in many stores and online. The manufacturers do sometimes change the ingredients, so double-check if you like the sound of one I’ve listed below.


Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea

Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea

Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea is one of the most popular brands of tea for sleep in the United States. It’s also growing in popularity in the United Kingdom, and many other countries.

It’s been my personal favorite for some time now. I find it has a delicious taste – soft and rounded even though it’s quite earthy. And with a little honey, it’s a lovely tea that helps me unwind at the end of a busy day.

It also has the added benefit of being soothing on the tummy. So when you’ve overindulged, this is the tea to calm both your body and mind.

Ingredients

  • Chamomile
  • Spearmint
  • Lemongrass
  • Tilia flowers
  • Blackberry leaves
  • Orange blossoms
  • Hawthorn
  • Rosebuds
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Yogi Bedtime

yogi bedtime tea

Yogi produces several teas for stress relief and relaxation, but Yogi Bedtime is my favorite.

I find it’s a very relaxing tea, and enjoy the deep, earthy flavor it has. You can really taste the rich combination of different ingredients, especially if you let it brew a little longer. It’s made with certified non-GMO organic ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Passionflower extract
  • Valerian root extract
  • Licorice root
  • Chamomile flower
  • Spearmint leaf
  • Skullcap leaf
  • Cardamon pod
  • Cinnamon bark
  • Rose hip
  • Lavender flower
  • Stevia leaf
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Clipper Sleep Easy Infusion

Clipper Sleep Easy Infusion

Clipper Sleep Easy is a tea that’s close to my heart, being blended in the UK, not far from where I grew up. I like how they point out that it’s made with ‘organic ingredients and a clear conscience’.

Clipper says they strive to improve the welfare of the workers in the countries the ingredients come from.

The tea has quite a mellow flavor, with just a hint of cinnamon and the rooibos coming through the standard flavor of chamomile.

It’s a wonderful tea to drink before bed, with a unique taste, and one of my favorites in the colder winter months.

Ingredients

  • Chamomile
  • Lemon balm
  • Valerian root
  • Cinnamon
  • Rooibos
  • Natural orange flavoring & other natural flavorings
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Pukka Night Time

Pukka Night Time

Pukka Night Time has a flavor that appears similar to the Celestial Seasonings at first. But there are some subtle differences – it’s a little stronger tasting, and sweeter even.

It’s a lovely flavor in fact, and I can happily drink more than one cup in an evening.

The ingredients are 100% organic and ethically sourced. Interestingly, it’s the only commercial tea I’ve seen with green rama tulsi leaf. This is thought to have anti-stress properties and is widely used in India.

Ingredients

  • Oat flowering tops
  • Lavender flower
  • Lime flower
  • Chamomile flower
  • Licorice root
  • valerian root
  • Green Rama tulsi leaf
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Bigelow Sweet Dreams

 Bigelow Sweet Dreams

Bigelow Sweet Dreams has some extra minty pizzazz to accompany the usual chamomile that you’ll find in most nighttime teas. It’s another of my favorites as I adore the taste and smell of mint.

Two different mint plants fuse together to create a special aroma, with a rich taste that’s great to drink on an evening when you feel like a stronger tasting bedtime tea.

Made in the US from non-GMO ingredients, the box, teabag, and string are all biodegradable. But if you live in a place with high humidity or damp, each teabag has its own foil pouch to protect it from moisture and air.

Ingredients

  • Chamomile
  • Hibiscus
  • Peppermint leaves
  • Rose blossom
  • Spearmint leaves
  • Spice
  • Orange blossoms
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Is normal caffeinated black tea a good bedtime drink?

woman drinking caffeinated black tea

Until recently, I would have said it’s probably best to avoid any caffeinated drink in the lead up to bedtime; it’s standard vanilla sleep advice that caffeine keeps you awake. However, in August 2019, some new research suggested that caffeine might not be such a fearsome sleep-slayer after all.

Looking at the sleep patterns of 785 African Americans, the researchers found that alcohol and nicotine within 4 hours of going to bed both negatively affected sleep. In contrast, caffeine had no significant effect on sleep duration, sleep efficiency or time of first waking after falling asleep.

The researchers point out that they didn’t look closely at dosage, tolerance, and sensitivity to caffeine. So this research doesn’t let all black tea and coffee addicts off the hook; you’ll still need to experiment and self-reflect to see if black or green tea, or even coffee, is a feasible bedtime drink for you personally.


Readers’ favorite bedtime teas

In the six years since I first wrote this article, many readers have shared their favorite night time teas in the comments.

With so many great suggestions, I’ve compiled the list below:

  • Pukka sleepy time
  • Yogi soothing bedtime caramel
  • Lemon balm and skullcap combination
  • Chamomile Nights by Stash, with chamomile, spearmint and lotus
  • Chamomile mixed with Chinese tea
  • Lavender sun tea
  • Sleepytime tea mixed with chai white tea and Rooibos red tea
  • Chamomile steeped in hot water along with lemon verbena, with some lemon and sugar added
  • Snore and Peace tea by Clipper
  • Brewing 10 sweet mint leaves in boiling or very hot water
  • Sleepytime tea with vanilla
  • Triple Leaf Relaxing Tea (Chinese herbal tea)
  • Linden leaves tea
  • Peppermint and chamomile tea combined
  • Tension Tamer
  • Tazo tea
  • Happy Nights tea by Carmencita
  • Nettle tea and Chamomile with a teaspoon of raw honey
  • Teavana’s Winterberry
  • Decaffeinated Earl Grey
  • Nighty Night
  • A concoction of the leaves of guava, taro and mulberry
  • Triple Leaf Relaxing
  • Ahmad Verbena (Verveiene)
  • Hibiscus tea
  • Dr. Stuart’s relaxation tea
  • David’s tea – Mother’s Little Helper
  • Morpheus from Tin Roof Teas
  • Teepee dreams from the Native American Tea Company

Your favorite tea

Which tea do you drink to help you relax? Do you buy it or make it yourself? let me know in the comments below!

342 thoughts on “The Best Teas To Drink For Better Sleep”

    1. Hi Shelly
      Thanks for your comment. Do you have an idea what it is that might have changed? Were you prescribed any treatment during the sleep study?
      Regards
      Ethan

  1. Dr. Stuarts “Tranquility tea” is one of my all time favorites. The first time I tried it I doubted it would work…I woke up 5 hours later shocked because I didn’t even remember falling asleep. It definitely works. Sadly it’s based in England and doesn’t ship here (US) anymore. You can find it on Amazon but it is a bit more costly, but well worth it.

  2. Are use a combination of Sleepytime and tension tamer. I am now very much concerned about celestial seasoning brand since I’ve seen several articles about high levels of pesticide would appreciate any comments on this thank you

    1. Hi Pam
      Thanks for your comment. There’s an interesting page on the Celestial Seasonings website responding to the accusations that their tea contains pesticides. And if you look online, you can find other articles that discuss this issue of the short-seller trying to lower the stock value of the company to make financial gains.
      I guess it’s one of those situations where the consumer will find it difficult to impossible to know what the real truth is, so we’re left to make our own decisions based on what we can find published about the case.
      Regards
      Ethan

    1. Hi Lilly
      Thanks for your comment. Milk is a good choice of bedtime drink, yes. It might not make you sleep, but for some people it’s a relaxing drink nonetheless that’s nice to drink before you go to bed.
      Regards
      Ethan

  3. Hi Ethan! Thanks for sharing the info.
    We are in Sweden have a tea “Sleep Now Tea”. It’s work by helping our body produce sleeping hormone.

  4. Teas I use : chamomile, mint, raspberry, seven blossoms, chamomile flowerslemon grass, filial, sleepiness tea by Celestial, and take calm chamomile.

  5. Within the last few months, out of no where, I have started kicking in my sleep. When I say kick, I mean my husband says that it’s like I am swimming, my legs are moving that fast. The blankets are a mess every morning now, and I am developing a lower backache from kicking so much. That being said, I must be getting a workout, because at times even my upper thighs ache. Was going to call the Dr. today after another marathon kicking spree last night, but I have a feeling that I will be prescribed a sleeping pill, and I want to avoid that. I am 52, had a complete hysterectomy in my mid 40’s with no hormonal therapy after. I love tea and would love some recommendations for something that might relax me enough to get a better nights sleep for myself and my husband.

    1. Hi Linda
      Thanks for your comment. I think it would still be a good idea to talk to your doctor about this, to rule out any physical cause or sleep disorder. Even if they do recommend sleeping pills, you don’t have to take them if you don’t want to.
      Do you ever feel a burning, itching or other sensation in your legs when you go to bed or wake up in the night? Or do you feel more stressed or have had any major life changes recently?
      Regards
      Ethan

    2. Hi Linda, This sounds like you suffer with the same problem as me, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, I was diagnosed after a 48 hour sleep study, as I suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness due to lack of quality sleep ,the doctor tried me on a Parkinsons medicine and then an Epilepsy medicine, both of which made me feel horrible, so now I am trying to find a natural solution, which is what led me to look into herbal tea benefits. Thanks for the article Ethan.

  6. I just started drinking looseleaf tea recently. Teavana’s Winterberry is the best herbal tea I’ve ever had. I don’t even need to put a sweetener in it. I’ve been sleeping like a baby every night since I’ve been drinking it for the past 2 1/2 weeks now. Love the article!

    1. Hi AJ
      Thanks for your comment and the suggestion – how great that the tea is helping you sleep so well! And it’s nice to hear you liked the article!
      Regards
      Ethan

  7. I have tried the sleepy time tea and would like to comment that I think all who try these should do so in the daytime and see how they react. I became very depressed ( in a black hole, type of depression). I cannot tolerate St John’s Wort, Valerian or Chamomile , but would love to find a solution to my inability to fall asleep. I am on prescription drugs that are very addicting and am building up a tolerance. But please be aware of interractions like these! Thanks for all you do!

    1. Hi Connie
      Thanks for your comment. It sounds like you’re going to have difficulty using herbs to help you sleep if you are intolerant to those ingredients, though there are alternatives that don’t contain them. Have you had a good look at my section about sleep hygiene? There are loads of good tips in there and strategies for sleeping better that you might find useful.
      Regards
      Ethan

  8. what are the dangers of kava kava…? just bought my mom a sleep tea that has organic kava kava, organic skullcap, etc. for her insomnia. would love to know your thoughts on if those 2 are safe….

  9. My nighttime tea of choice now is Fidnemed Nighttime Tea by mountain rose herbs
    INGREDIENTS
    Organic Lemon Balm, organic Hibiscus flowers, organic Skullcap, organic Passionflower, organic Hops flowers, organic Valerian root, and organic Lavender flowers.
    It is a bulk loose tea and it is great.

    1. Hi Abigail
      Thanks for your comment and suggestion. It’s not a typical bedtime type of tea, so makes an interesting alternative for those who don’t like the classic ingredients.
      Regards
      Ethan

  10. I just found out that chamomile is related to ragweed. I have been using Sleepytime tea for about a week, and I’m itching like crazy. Is there any nighttime tea that does not have chamomile?

    1. Hi Patricia
      Thanks for your comment. Sound like Chamomile definitely isn’t the one for you! Yes, you can get nighttime teas with it, such as valerian teas for example.
      Regards
      Ethan

    1. Hi Emma
      To be honest I’m not an expert on herbs that are ok during pregnancy. But I just had a look into it, and found some sources saying some of these herbs should be avoided when pregnant. However, I also found some interesting articles saying that the recommendations change from source to source, so the best thing is to check with your own healthcare provider.
      Regards
      Ethan

  11. I like to mix Neetle tea and Camomile with a tspn of raw honey. Does the trick for me. I also take a 2 tspn of Black Seed Oil. Black Seed Oil and Stinging Neetle are Big Pharmas worst nightmare.

  12. I only have one kidney after kidney cancer. I’ve been using Sleepytime tea and just told by my internist that it has Valerian Root in it which can hurt your kidney something I try to be very careful of even with medications, vitamins and supplements. If I had known, it is not listed on the box.

    1. Hi Patsy
      Thanks for your comment. You’re right, it’s not listed on the box. There are so many possible interactions between herbal remedies and health conditions and medications, it’s not easy to keep track of. Your comment highlights how important it is to research carefully if you have any specific conditions. I also had cancer a few years ago, and since then am generally diligent about what I consume. Though once in a while I discover that yet another thing I’ve been eating or drinking is probably best avoided. It’s not easy, is it?
      I wish you all the best.
      Ethan

    2. I was under the impression there are two types of Sleepytime tea. The regular one that we’re all familiar with and an “extra” version with Valarian root in it. (Which I’ve not found nor tried.) Do a search on their site for Sleepytime to see all the offerings under this blend.

  13. I find that whenever I have trouble sleeping or just want to sleep easier, a combination of lemon balm and skullcap works wonders for me. Sometimes I’ll play around with it and add valerian or chamomile if I want the strength or flavour changed.

    Lastly, I think the greatest benefit of all is how much it helps for sleeping when you have a cold, because I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s suffered a sleepless night thanks to a nasty cold. It turns out that lemon balm in particular has some interesting antiviral properties! I believe that in combination with other factors surrounding the tea (clearing the nose/throat) can make for much better sleep even through a nasty cold, because I can tell you it’s helped me!

    Excellent post, by the way, Ethan. Cheers!

    1. Hi Marko
      Thanks for your comment, and the compliment – I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Thanks for your suggestion of the lemon balm and skullcap. I also think your point about using herbal tea to help with colds/congestion is a very valid one. It’s amazing how much a blocked nose and throat can mess up your sleep, so this is an interesting slant on the sleep tea debate.
      Regards
      Ethan

  14. I’ve had most of the teas listed above both in the comments and the post. And, as a severe insomniac — I find the tea that helps me relax most is Chamomile Nights by Stash. Chamomile, spearmint and lotus. Used to love the Yogi Bedtime tea…but, I’ve been converted!

    Thanks for the great tips on this site, by the way.

    1. Hi Heather
      Thanks for your comment, and I’m glad you found the site useful – that’s always good to know! And I agree that Chamomile nights is a good tea.
      Regards
      Ethan

  15. I used to have chronic insomnia, falling asleep was a very big problem, I used to cry on my bed sometimes when I can’t slp but now God being so good I tried chamomile tea and gosh I feel very relaxed and I sleep well too

  16. Found this site is really helpful. Thanks for your generous sharing. I have serious insomnia as sometimes i even can’t sleep for one second for entire day. I just came to know chamomile tea recently. I used to have gassy stomach too. So this tea solve my stomach problem too.

    I mix chamomile tea with sleeping herbs powder prescribed by my doctor and plus diffusing the lavender essential oil. Most of the nights they work quite well. If too serious i will mix the tea with another chinese sleeping tea( sour date and so on).

    1. Hi Jason
      Thanks for your comment, and I’m glad you found the website helpful. It’s always good to hear from people who find tea does help them sleep. Which herb powder is it that your doctor recommended, out of interest?
      Regards
      Ethan

  17. Hi Ethan,

    I have insomnia about twice a week. Avoiding technology in bed, complete silence , cool temperature, and chamomile teA do help me get good night sleeps.

    want to try the ear plugs. How do you use them. Do you kinda screw them into your ear canals? See, it doesn’t stay in place so. Thought I would ask you.

    Thanks for your blog, Ethan!

    1. Hi Mimi
      Thanks for your comment. Those are all very good ways to make sure you have the best chance of sleeping well. It depends which kind of earplugs you try. They all come with instructions for inserting them. But usually they are either squised and inserted, or gently squeezed into the right position.
      Regards
      Ethan

  18. Hi I’m just curious will “diplomat very berry tea” aid in the help of other meds I’m currently on a very light sleeping tablet some nights they work so I take double doctor has allowed this but was thinking if I just had the one would the tea do the trick and help me relax more it’s caffeine free of course! Thank you xxxx

    1. Hi Vanessa
      Thanks for your comment. I’m not sure the tea itself would help you sleep, but if you find it relaxing to take some time out and enjoy the tea before bed, that relaxation can definitely help you sleep. I think one of the best things about drinking tea at night is the calming effect the ritual can have. Perhaps you can let us know after a few nights of trying it?
      Regards
      Ethan

  19. Does just chamomile tea help you relax enough to let you sleep?? Cause I just bought a box of Bigelow Cozy Chamomile tea and am scared to try. This is my first time trying to get some sleep WITHOUT prescription meds.

    1. Hi Allison
      Thanks for your comment. Mmm to be honest, no it doesn’t unless I’m already quite tired. I don’t think a cup of tea on its own is enough to help me sleep. However, if I do all the other things which I know help me sleep, then a soothing cup of chamomile definitely helps the overall picture. My advice would be not to put all your hopes in the tea helping you sleep. But use it as a part of a relaxing bedtime routine, and practice healthy sleep habits and routines in general.
      Regards
      Ethan

    2. I have been taking ambient of sleep as well, but it is very hard on the liver..and I have cirrosis. Started drinking 8or9 Ozs of Sleepytime Extra – before bed and have slept great the past 3 nites!!! Tastes great and it works really fast. With no morning guilt or fogg. I also put my iPad next to my bed and type in “sleep inducing music insomniac so. You can choose from many different selections from rain, frogs (ect.) or music. Choose how many hrs as well. My personal favorites “inner peace”, “angelic music” or nature sounds. Good luck, do yourself and your liver a favor. Let me know.

    1. Hi Deanna
      Thanks for your comment. I’m not sure to be honest! As with many teas, I think the main thing is if you find it helps you relax to sit down, take time out and enjoy the tea. Let me know what you find!
      Regards
      Ethan

  20. Great article and accurate. As a fellow insomniac, I have drank the majority of these and they all help. I agree with a lot of people that the Yogi Bedtime tea works particularly well (and also tastes the best). What nobody mentioned is that Rooibos (red) tea is actually pretty effective at relieving insomnia symptoms. I actually prefer it to chamomile and lavender because it tastes so good.

    1. Hi Daniel
      Thanks for your comment and compliment – it’s good of you to say so!
      I haven’t really considered Rooibos as a good tea for sleep. My dad drinks it regularly and has terrible sleep problems – maybe that’s why I never really though of it as something that helps! But you’re right in that many people, especially in South Africa, do regard it as a good tea to relieve stress and insomnia.
      Regards
      Ethan

  21. Thank you for the article, Ethan! These are all teas I have tried – the Yogi Bedtime, by far, works the best for me. It calms my nerves and helps me sleep. Equally as wonderful for helping me relax and sleep is Lavender Tea. I happen to love the way it tastes. I believe all it contains is dried lavender. I get it at a tea shop called Cha for Tea. I’ve also had tea that is made of only passionflower, and that helps me relax fall asleep as well, but it doesn’t taste so great.

    1. Hi Suzhen
      Thanks for your comment and I’m glad you liked the article. I agree that passion flower can have a funny taste if it’s not mixed with others. I think it’s best with other flavors mixed in.
      Regards
      Ethan

  22. I recently had to change my high-bloodpressure pill
    The trial and error methods the doctor tried with the new pill as well as bodily symptoms gave me a a lot of concern.
    This in turn lead to insomnia which leads to to shooting up of my hypertension.
    The doctor says the insomnia is the culprit.
    Please suggest herbsl teas to solve the sleep problem.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Tasneem
      Thanks for your comment. Well, I’m not sure a cup of tea on its own is going to cure you of insomnia and the resulting hypertension, if that is indeed what’s causing it. My advice would be to look at the insomnia from a broader point of view. You might find it helpful to read my recent article about how I beat insomnia, which is full of good advice and tips you can try. I’d also perhaps try some relaxation techniques to help you sleep. But as far as teas go, you could always try with a chamomile and see if that helps you relax and unwind at night.

    1. Hi Amy

      Thanks for your question. I don’t think it really matters to be honest. As long as you find it relaxing, that’s the important thing. And if the herbs have sedative properties, hopefully they will still work. Perhaps you can come back in a week and let us know what you think!
      Regards
      Ethan

  23. The best I ever found was called Voodoo Mom Teas Sleep Happens from Chicama Run in Purcellville, Va. It contained Lemon Balm, Hibiscus Flowers , Valerian Root, Skullcap, Passionflower, Hops, &Lavender Flowers. It worked everytime. Last I heard they are out of business.

  24. I’m Cuban and in my country the go to sleep king of all teas is the linden leaves tea(Te de Tiló) and surprisingly enough it wasn’t even mention in this article. In Cuba everyone knows that if you are having bad day and need to relax your grandma will make you some linden leave tea and the best part is that your don’t even have to buy it because it’s right in your backyard. I didn’t read this article to find out if tea helps you sleep or not, I’m reading this because it makes me go to sleep really fast and I wanted to know why and if there were other options out there, I’m not a big tea drinker. I recommend 100% the Linden leave tea to anyone who is looking for a relaxing tea. I’m famous at home for spending all night watching movies but since I started drinking linden tea at night after 25 minutes I’m in bed. Good luck !

    1. Hi Dayan
      Thanks for your comment. I didn’t know about that tea! It’s always fascinating to hear from other cultures and countries and the natural remedies they have passed down through the generations. I will look it up and maybe put it into the article!
      Regards
      Ethan

  25. Triple Leaf Relaxing Tea!!! It is a chinese herbal tea, that comes with 20 bags and is quite cheap compared to the others mentioned I get it from the asian supermarket and it has Ingredients:
    Chamomile flower, Peppermint leaf, Catnip leaf, Blackberry leaf, Licorice root, Passionflower herb, Skullcap herb, Valerian root.

    I really think This tea has all the perfect ingredients all around and works better than any of the others mentioned. Also it is cheap and has an affect similar to a sleeping pill! Dont go driving after drinking this one! but HIGHLY recommended for insomnia and Anxiety
    Even though catnip makes cats go hyper and crazy apparently it has a sedative opposite affect on humans

    1. Hi Jasmine
      Thanks for your comment and interesting tea suggestion. You obviously rate that tea very highly, but it’s another I haven’t seen before. I’ll keep an eye out for it.
      Regards
      Ethan

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