Hi beautiful girls
I wanted to introduce you all today to one of my favourite parts of my bedtime routine.
Tell me gorgeous, are you having trouble sleeping? Do you go to bed but just cannot sleep? Do you find it difficult to relax and unwind before bed?
If you said yes to any of the above, then Chamomile tea is for you.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a coffee person. I love my coffee, every morning. But, I have fallen in love with Chamomile tea. It is my favourite drink to have an hour or so before bed, while I read an amazing book.
To give you a bit of background, for more than 10 years, I was a troubled sleeper and suffered from insomnia. Growing up and specifically during my school days, I had fallen into the habit of sleeping late, a lot of times not getting to bed until early mornings. My sleep patterns were so irregular that I sometimes went for a couple of days in a row without sleep and then would sleep for 15 hours straight. 😦
As you can imagine, I wasn’t very productive in many aspects and a lack of sleep certainly affected many areas of my life, directly or indirectly. I knew changes had to be made to my lifestyle when I got my first ‘real’ job 6 years ago, a full time role that required me to be at work at 9am every morning.
Within months of forcing myself to sticking to a schedule, I had succeeded in establishing some regularity. Although, my sleep pattern had gotten better, I was still feeling stressed out and was finding it difficult to relax completely before I went to bed every night. Then, I happened to come across an article in which Miranda Kerr discussed her love of Chamomile tea so I decided to try it out for myself. 🙂
The first time I tried Chamomile tea, I was blown away by the effect it had on me. I also loved the scent (oh so soothing and relaxing!). I remember having the best sleep I had in a long time, the night I tried it. So I had decided to keep going! 😉
It has now become a part of my nightly ritual before I go to bed.
So if you’re wondering what Chamomile really is, here it goes.
According to Wikipedia, Chamomile is a common name for several daisy – like plants of the family Asteraceae that are commonly used to make a herb tea that can help to induce sleep.
After doing some research on the web, I found some of the other benefits of Chamomile tea are:
- Used as a home remedy for Stomach Cramps
- Used as a home remedy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- To help reduce insomnia and improve sleep
- Reduces migraines
- Reduces PMS and menstrual cramps
- Reduces under eye dark circles
- Naturally lightens skin tone
- Helps with diabetes and hypergycemia
- Soothes stomach ache
- Helps with muscle spasms
Please note that Chamomile tea is known to cause uterine contractions and hence should not be consumed by pregnant women, if you’re trying to conceive or have any allergies.
Important Note: Above information is NOT medical advice and you must consult a doctor if you have allergies or doubts whether the tea is safe for you before you try it.
This is just one of the many changes I have made in my pursuit of sleeping better… 🙂 however there are so many other juicy topics to cover on Sleep! 🙂 I hope you found this post helpful and would love to hear from you if you have tried this tea.
Until next time,
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