7 Natural DIY Drinks to Help You Sleep Better
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Trouble falling asleep? While you know the importance of sleeping, it can be
easier said than done.
Here are natural DIY drinks to help you achieve quality sleep to help you feel
energized in the morning.
A lack of restful sleep is the number one reason for feeling grumpy, irritated and
unmotivated, but quality sleep is also needed for healthy digestion, detoxification
and maintaining a healthy weight.
If you’re part of the ⅓ of the adult population that suffers from poor sleep, these
natural DIY drinks will help you fall into a happy slumber to improve your overall
1. Valerian Root Tea
Valerian is known for being used in herbal medicine as a sleep aid and to help
relieve stress and anxiety.
Valerian extract can be found in tinctures and capsules, and, of course, sleepy-time
teas. While some people swear by the sedative effect of this little pink flower, studies
remain inconclusive as to whether or not valerian truly improves sleep quality.
Some studies suggest valerian is most powerful when taken for at least 28 days,
while others experience better sleep right away.
What we do know, however, is that valerian is safe and gentle to use, has few side
effects, and has a calming effect on the nervous system.
How to Drink It:
To make valerian root tea, all you need is 1 teaspoon of loose leaf dried valerian
root, a kettle and boiling water. You can also use an infusion device, such as a tea
ball, to put the loose herbs in.
Add valerian root to your mug and cover with boiling water. Steep for 10-15 minutes
and remove the tea ball, or if you used loose leaf valerian in your cup, strain it and
Valerian has a strong, bitter taste, so you may want to add a touch of Manuka honey
or coconut sugar to sweeten it. Some recommend drinking valerian root in the
evenings, approximately 30 minutes before bed if