Falling asleep and staying asleep is a struggle for many adults.
has shown behavioral therapy like relaxation techniques and sleep hygiene and are effective in treating insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, for all ages. Sleep hygiene includes limiting food and caffeine late in the day, controlling lights and screens, as well as setting a consistent schedule and bedtime routine.
Sipping a hot cup of tea (decaf of course) can be a relaxing activity, and enjoyed nightly, it can become a bedtime routine to prepare your body and mind for sleep. Several herbs have been shown to improve sleep and promote relaxation, and this recipe combines several of them, making it our favorite Sleep Tea before a slumber.
Ingredients: (Dried Herbs)
1 TSP Lavender
1 TSP Chamomile
1 TSP Lemon Balm
1 TSP Passionflower
4 Cups Boiling Water
Combine all herbs in teapot or large glass jar. Add boiling water and steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain.
To adjust strength you can always use more or less than 4 cups water. Or you can steep for longer or shorter time.
Read more about each of these “sleepy” herbs.
While relaxation and a consistent sleep routine can increase and improve sleep, it will not address sleep disorders like sleep apnea. An apnea occurs when the airway closes off and breathing stops for at least 10 seconds. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that prevent restorative sleep and is linked to many other conditions like hypertension and diabetes. If you need more that sleep tea, Millennium can connect you to a sleep specialist to discuss and treat more serious sleep conditions.