When I’m winding down in the evening, you know what I have in my hand? A mug of chamomile tea. It’s one of my favorite ways to relax at night, whether I’m watching reruns of The Office, reading a book, or journaling. No matter how my day has been or what I’m anticipating on the morrow, that mug of chamomile tea helps soothe me.
Chamomile tea is known for its relaxing properties, which has made it a popular treatment for a wide variety of issues ranging from skin conditions and upset stomachs to insomnia and anxiety. Drinking it provides more than one benefit at a time, so you’re calming your whole body simply by drinking tea. What can one mug of chamomile tea do for you?
- It eases stomach pain and aids digestion.
- It boosts your immune system.
- It can help soothe menstrual cramps and other muscle spasms.
Its general relaxing effect, combined with these specific physical benefits, makes it my go-to each night. It’s an easy habit to pick up, and now I’ve drunk it so regularly that I’ve reached the point where my body has begun to unwind of its own accord, since I associate it with bedtime.
If you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive way to sleep better, I will certainly vouch for chamomile tea. Bigelow makes a good chamomile tea, and it’s a fair price for the quality. It’s the brand I choose when I’m at the grocery store. If you’re still unsure, ask around to see if any of your friends drink chamomile tea, and borrow a bag from them so you can try it for yourself!