Teas For Sleep

Getting to sleep can be difficult for many people due to stress, body pain, anxiety, or even due to insomnia. If you have trouble getting to sleep, try adding herbal teas as a solution. Caffeine, in general, can cause people to be more alert but for some teas, it's the opposite effect. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of teas and combination to help better you sleep at night. You can buy all of these teas ready-made or loose. You can even try mixing and matching until you find a few favorite teas to you like the mo

Valerian Tea

This tea comes from the Valerian root, which has been used for centuries to ease anxiety, aid sleep, and even lower blood pressure. It will help you fall asleep faster. However, it’s not recommended you use it every day. There are side effects including headaches, uneasiness, and upset stomach.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea is another natural plant with healing aspects. Throughout the centuries Chamomile was a crucial ingredient in remedies. Which is an excellent remedy for calming an upset stomach, which will also help you sleep better?

Lavender Tea

Lavender is a sleep aid in aromatherapy, so it makes perfect sense that a cup of lavender tea will help you sleep. The smell of lavender is an excellent natural sedative.

The scent of lavender is known to help you relax and sleep better. The essential oils are often used as a sleep aid, as it slows the heart rate and makes you relax and sleep better. To make tea, you can use fresh flowers off the bush, dried in a bag, or loose. It will have the same effect as smelling it or using it in an oil or a lotion.

Fennel Tea

Fennel works like an all natural muscle relaxer and can help with other digestive problems, like heartburn.


Passion Flower Tea

Passion Flower is perfect for anti-anxiety. Mix this in with other herbs or teas to ease tension and stress.

Mint Teas

Peppermint, spearmint and even catnip are perfect for digestion and stomach problems related to metabolism.

Hops Tea

Hops are not just for beer, the flowers from the hops plant can calm your nerves, relieve stress, and help you to relax.

Cuddle Time Tea

This relaxing tea contains chamomile, catnip, lemon balm, hop flowers, passionflower, and valerian.

Herbal Bedtime Tea

Turmeric is a potent antitoxin with anti-inflammatory effects. Mix this with chamomile, and it turns into the perfect tea to help you relax before bed. The turmeric helps with aches and pains, and the chamomile combination acts as a powerful sedative.

Chamomile and Turmeric Tea

Turmeric is a powerful anti toxin with anti-inflammatory effects. Mix this with chamomile, and it turns into the perfect tea to help you relax before bed. The turmeric helps with aches and pains, and the chamomile combination acts as a powerful sedative.


  • water
  • chamomile tea
  • milk
  • turmeric 
  • ginger 
  •  cinnamon 
  • raw honey or more to taste

Steep the tea in boiled water, then add the rest.

Lemon Balm Tea

This tea comes from the mint family of leaves and can help with anxiety and sleep problems. It’s also known for it’s light and pleasant aroma.

Banana Tea

Magnesium is known as a relaxation mineral in tea. The potassium and magnesium in bananas are known to help you relax and lower your blood pressure. You can eat a banana before bed, but you could also include it in your tea.

Cut off the ends of the banana, boil the banana peel and all, then once it boils, let it sit for about 20 minutes, and then have a drink! You can add cinnamon or other favorite spices while cooking to enhance the flavor.

Ginger and Turmeric

Each of these has unique healing powers, so together they compliment each other well. Turmeric works as an anti-inflammatory, and ginger works wonders for digestion and nausea. Lemon can add a little flavor. Slice the ginger and boil it with the turmeric and lemon. You can use honey if you like it a bit sweeter.

Cinnamon Tea

This highly aromatic tea will send you off to dreamland happy. Cinnamon has many healing elements to it, antioxidants for fighting heart disease and an excellent source of digestion.

There are cinnamon teas available, or you could make your own by boiling cinnamon sticks slowly, so most of the cinnamon is released. When done, let it steep for 20 minutes and then enjoy! You can also add other ingredients such as ginger, cloves, or honey!

Sweet Dreams Tea

It’s right there, in the name. The base is made with chamomile and mix and match with other favorites. Add catnip, or others from the mint family, or even passionflower, lavender, or any different combinations you like. Honey also tastes great with this tea.

Your Favorite Tea

Look at all the teas your local grocery store has available. Go to a bulk food store, or health food store and try a few different teas. Pick the teas you like, and then start experimenting with them. Some places have dried teas in bins so you can buy small amounts to try, and it won’t cost you much at all. Dried fruits, berries, mints, exotic leaves, and flowers, are all available to buy loosely.


Getting your perfect tea blend is up to you, if you don’t like one, then try another. Herbal natural teas are an ideal way to put the final touch on a long, hard day of work. Enjoy your newly found blend after a warm soak in the tub with a good book in bed, and you will fall smoothly into a dream.

Be adventurous and share with your friends and family, they will have great ideas, as well.

Sweet Dreams!

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About the Author

Peekaboo! Barbara speaking. I'm currently the Chief Editor at Sleep Titan and my job is to make sure that the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed on all of our amazing content! The lovely people here at Sleep Titan often tell me that my Friendly Superpowers come out after a glass of wine, but personally, I prefer a strong IPA. The sort of strength that screams alpha all the way! Maybe that's the reason why everyone wants me to have a drink around here. Right?!

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