From hot cocoa to chamomile tea, there are plenty of drinks you can try in the run-up to bedtime to get a good night’s sleep.
Sleep expert Sammy Margo shared nine drinks she recommends to help you get a better night’s sleep.
“Cocoa may have a calming effect,” Margot said, but she clarified that it “should not be confused with hot chocolate, which is full of sugar.”
The sleep expert explained: “Cocoa is one of the by-products used in the manufacture of chocolate. In powder form, it can be added to hot water to make a chocolate-flavored drink. It’s not quite as creamy or sweet as typical hot chocolate. But that’s why it’s better for sleep.” “It can help you relax at night,” she continued.
Another drink Margot recommends: milk. “Milk is full of ingredients that make us sleepy. Think of tryptophan, for example. Milk contains this amino acid that has been shown to help improve sleep,” she explains.
Margot pointed out that chamomile tea is “one of the best drinks before bed.”
This herbal drink contains the antioxidant apigenin, which is widely believed to help reduce anxiety and initiate sleep.
Another herbal tea to consider is the “Delicious, Floral Lavender Tea.”
“It may just be a godsend for those of us who struggle with stress and sleep challenges. This herb has a history of use that goes back to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks,” Margaux said.
Drinks that can help promote sleep include:-
Decaffeinated green tea.
Lemon balm tree.
“While these drinks are unlikely to be harmful, they may help improve sleep. None of the following should be considered a quick fix, and they all need to be seen in the context of a bigger picture of sleep health,” Margo added.