Chamomile Tea Sleep Benefits

If you've been struggling with sleep concerns, chamomile tea sleep benefits may bring the relief you've been longing for. Brew and sip some gentle chamomile herbal tea to encourage a sound, dream-free sleep through the night. 

In our busy world, many of us struggle with sleep difficulties, whether it's trouble with settling our minds and bodies enough to fall asleep, waking periodically through the night, having restless dreams, or not getting the amount of sleep we need. 

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Chamomile tea (one of our favorite herbal teas around the world) is aromatic, tasty, and incredibly beneficial in all sorts of ways. And, chamomile tea is perhaps best known for its ability to support and encourage a good night's sleep.

How might chamomile tea help? 

If you're a tea lover, you may already know of chamomile's reputation as a "night-time" tea. Much loved for its ability to support peaceful, dream- and worry-free sleep, chamomile tea is a simple, natural, affordable, and effective way to help your body get the sleep it needs. 

Chamomile tea works to support restful, rejuvenating sleep by reducing stressful feelings and encouraging the mind and body to relax. This herbal tea, with its mild sedative effects, can help to quiet and calm us physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

Visit our Herbal Teas for Anxiety section to learn more about other teas that can be supportive for alleviating stressful or worrisome feelings. 

Research shows that enjoying chamomile tea regularly can increase the body's levels of the amino acid "glycine," which is known for encouraging relaxation and lessening anxiety. And, as an added bonus, these positive effects can last for up to two weeks after stopping daily intake of chamomile tea. 

It's not only our minds that can become calmer after sipping some chamomile tea... This herbal tea also encourages the body to relax. If menstrual cramps, digestive upset, or some other sort of muscle tension or spasms are preventing you from settling down to a peaceful sleep, drinking some chamomile tea may help the body unwind and relax. 

Many of our readers turn to chamomile herbal tea for sleep support - you can read their comments and stories here, and you're welcome to share your own chamomile tea story, too. 

Tips for enjoying chamomile tea sleep benefits

If you're thinking of adding chamomile tea to your sleep regime to encourage best sleep, here are some suggestions to benefit fully from what this incredibly helpful tea can provide. 

  • Some find that enjoying a cup of soothing chamomile tea earlier in the evening (rather than right before bed) may prevent the need to get up in the night to use the washroom. 
  • Chamomile tea is not only soothingly effective when enjoyed hot - you may also love calming, refreshing iced chamomile tea. 

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If you love chamomile tea and have a story to share about this beneficial tea, we'd love to hear it! Click here to share your story (and read what other visitors to our site have said about chamomile tea, too).

  • If you appreciate chamomile tea sleep benefits but aren't so fond of the taste or aroma of chamomile on its own, try a sleep-friendly tea blend, such as this deliciously calming peppermint chamomile tea recipe.  
  • A tranquil chamomile tea bath before bed is another way to enjoy chamomile tea sleep benefits and quiet the body and mind. You'll find a recipe and tips here for a chamomile tea bath. 
  • As with any new tea you add to your tea routine, be sure to stay abreast of any precautions associated with consuming chamomile tea. Have a chat with your natural health physician about chamomile tea sleep benefits for you, and you'll also find chamomile tea safe-use tips and precautions on our Chamomile Tea Side Effects page
Chamomile Tea Sleep Benefits | The Tea Talk

Chamomile tea sleep benefits are just one of the many ways this healthful tea can support us... Be sure to visit our Chamomile Tea Benefits section to get to know more about beloved chamomile tea. And, for even more about chamomile, drop by our Chamomile Tea Pinterest board

All around our planet, we have enjoyed and appreciated beneficial herbal teas (like chamomile tea) for centuries. Aren't we so very fortunate to have at our fingertips all of these natural, helpful alternatives for encouraging true health and wellness? 

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