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Sleep Better Tonight with this DIY Sleepy Tea

Do you struggle with getting a good night’s sleep? I know I do! Between the everyday stresses of life and all the screens demanding our attention, it can be a challenge to decompress and relax at a reasonable hour each night. 
By Amy Voloshin
October 2021
Sleep Better Tonight with this DIY Sleepy Tea
Sleep Better Tonight with this DIY Sleepy Tea

I am a total night owl, but I know the importance that being well rested has on my days. Falling asleep isn’t always easy for me, but I don’t want to rely on medications or melatonin, so I’m always exploring natural solutions that will help me get to sleep earlier. 

Lately, I’ve been trying to add a cup of tea to my evening routine. I brew a cup and enjoy it while watching TV. I have found this wind down routine to help me fall asleep faster and sleep better. I also wake up feeling refreshed and ready to make the most of each day. If you struggle with sleep like me, you might enjoy my DIY sleepytime tea recipe. Here’s hoping we can all enjoy a good night’s sleep!

DIY Sleepy Tea

I recently purchased some locally made tea from Sanctuary Herbs of Providence while my husband and I were visiting Rhode Island and I’ve been loving their Flower Power blend. It inspired me to create my own simplified tea recipe to help achieve better sleep. 


½ tsp dried chamomile

½ tsp dried lavender

½ tsp dried mint

1 cup of boiling water

Directions: Combine all dried ingredients into a tea infuser of your choice and place it in your cup of boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes and enjoy!

“The lavender and mint add a little more complexity which makes it seem ‘fancier’ and elevates it from the typical grocery store sleepytime tea.” – Amy

This simple recipe is an elevated version of a typical grocery story sleepytime tea. Each ingredient is chosen specifically for its sleep inducing benefits. Chamomile has been known to reduce feelings of stress and increase sleepiness. Similarly, lavender has been used since ancient times to reduce anxiety, restlessness and insomnia. Mint’s aroma is also very relaxing and is frequently used to calm the mind and body (it’s properties are often used to relieve muscle tension). 

The journey to better sleep is a very personal one. What works well for me may not be the solution for you, but I find that you don’t know until you give it a try. I’ve also been using the House of Wise stress CBD oil and developing an evening routine that helps me destress before bed. There are so many ways to relax your mind and body at night, but I have found this Sleepy Tea to be easy, enjoyable and effective. It’s all about finding an option that works best for you. 

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