Many factors could lead to bad sleep quality or insomnia. Fatigue, stress, noise pollution, indigestion and discomforts are some examples. Bad sleep has adverse effects on the body as it affects mood and concentration levels, and if continued over a period of time, it may lead to decline in the immune system and health problems arise.
Lifestyle habits and diet play a part in the sleep you get at night. Although exercising is often said to help tire out the body so that you could fall asleep easily, doing exercises at night does quite the opposite. Exercises stimulate the body and cause you to be more awake. It is recommended to do more relaxing activities before bedtime such as reading and listening to music.
Another way to help your body relax before sleeping is to take Calming Tea. Calming tea blends are usually made of ingredients that are known to help with sleep, such as lavender, chamomile and lemon balm. These herbs gently soothe and calm the nervous system. Taking a cup at night helps your body to slow down and refocus. Calming tea is usually the preferred alternative against sleeping pills or drugs that aid sleep, as it is natural and has minimal side effects.
However, if you have a health condition or allergy, or if you are pregnant, it is better to seek advice from your doctor or nutritionist if the ingredients of the tea blend is safe and suitable for you.
PICK UP HERB: CHAMOMILE
Chamomile is often used in aroma therapies or formulation of products because it has a distinct scent. It is a low-growing relative of the sunflower, native to Eastern Europe and the Nile Valley of Egypt. The entire Chamomile plant has value in many uses, but its potency mainly centers on the flower heads and feathery petals. It has a wonderfully soothing, relaxing and gentle effect, which is why Chamomile is the all-time favorite herb used to promote calmness and relieve anxiety. The usage of Chamomile spans over thousands of years, used as a remedy for all ills by the ancient Egyptians, and it is one of the oldest and best known plants in English medical herbalism.
Whitetree Calming Blend Herbal Tea is now available for redemption with points at www.thomsoncelebratinglife.com or through Thomson Celebrating Life mobile app.