Summertime Drink That Will Have You Sleeping like an Angel
When you get the 7 to 8 hours of sleep you need and a good night's rest, you wake up with so much energy that you can spread those good vibes to others! In addition to looking radiant, your eyes are fresh, and your day is that much more productive. In fact, good sleep optimizes memory and the learning process (1). However, a lack of sleep is more common than you think. According to research, restlessness chronically affects a fifth of the world's population, responsible for changes in mood and unnecessary risks, especially when driving or performing activities that require full concentration (2).
After a long day full of activities, relaxing and sleeping like an angel will be your best reward! Let us share with you a simple and effective drink with a passionflower tea base that can help you fall asleep and get the rest you deserve.
1 bag of passionflower tea
2 to 3 fresh fennel sprigs
2 or 3 seedless sour cherries
1 cup of cold water
Stevia or honey (optional)
Melatonin supplement (optional)
Preparing this infusion is simple and quick. Bring the water to a boil while you grab your favorite mug and place the tea, fennel, and cherries inside. When the water is boiling, pour it over the ingredients in your cup and cover the top opening with a plate. Let the infusion sit and brew for a few minutes. Add stevia or honey to taste for the final step of this delicious and aromatic drink, which can offer you the goodness you need for a slumbering night. Once you finish the tea, eat the cherries. Be sure to take your tea with the melatonin supplement.
What is this tea good for?
Passionflower is a natural sedative and anxiolytic, widely used for the treatment of sleep problems (3). Other studies on this same plant reveal that it can help alleviate irritability, restlessness, and difficulty sleeping. (4)
Fennel has demonstrated its effectiveness in supporting improvement from sleep disorders and female-related health problems. (5)
Tart cherries have become very popular in the fruit world for their alleged health benefits. Their production and consumption have significantly increased in the last two decades, and they are credited with supporting blood pressure reduction, improved cognitive function, recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage, and aiding in relaxation that promotes good sleep. (6)
Melatonin-based supplements can synchronize circadian rhythms and improve sleep onset, duration, and quality. Studies reveal that it can offer an alternative treatment to sleep disorders with significantly fewer side effects than conventional pharmaceutical medication. (7)
Here's another way to get a good night's sleep while protecting your health and pampering yourself. After all, your health and well-being are the most important thing.
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