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Health & Wellbeing / Claire Blackmore

Why These Wonder Herbs Are Essential For Clean Sleep

As soon as adulthood hits, the cosy bedtime routines we had as kids get swapped for late nights, life pressures and a lot less shut-eye. And it’s no surprise our wellbeing may be suffering because of it.  

Clean sleep is essential for keeping the body healthy and the mind happy; it’s the gateway to smashing life during daylight hours. Whoever struggles to function after a bad night staring at the ceiling, will totally relate.

Establishing a solid pre-bed routine is the key to banishing insomnia, but if sleep regularly evades you, we’ve come to your aid with the Teapigs Snooze Sleepy Tea included in June’s Pink Parcel. Everyone deserves a decent night’s kip and getting to know the wondrous bedtime benefits of this wind-down drink could well be the answer to your sweet, sleepy dreams.

The NTKs of chamomile

Chamomile is a cute, daisy-like plant that has long been used as a traditional folk remedy for its potent, medicinal health benefits. Best known for bringing tranquility, chamomile soothes the nervous system, boosts immunity and has pain-relieving potential.

The lowdown on lavender

Lavender has more than 40 different species and thanks to its notable antioxidant, antimicrobial and antidepressant benefits, has been used in fragrance products and topical medicines for centuries. This pretty, purple plant is specifically linked to a good night’s sleep due to its relaxant and anti-panic properties.

How can they help me sleep?

These two wonder herbs have a calming, sedative effect on the brain so a drink bursting with both will act as mild tranquiliser. In short, if you’re feeling restless and struggling to drop off, a cup of Snooze Tea will knock you out. And it’s a bonus that boiling the kettle and brewing a tea bag is a lot less hassle than a pre-sleep soak in the bath or reading 20 pages of a book to help you nod off.

Teapigs Snooze Sleepy Tea is made by brewing, not crushing, whole flowers of chamomile and lavender – meaning much more of the good stuff goes in the drink – and is blended with apple pieces to give it a light, sweet taste. Sip a cup just before bed and let the sleep-promoting properties take hold.

Why else do I need it in my life?

As well as sliding you into the land of nod, drinking chamomile and lavender tea works a treat on PMS symptoms. The comforting herb of chamomile relaxes muscles in the uterus to help soothe period cramps, while the mood enhancing lavender can alleviate anxiety and irritability.

Want to make this soothing, sleepy saviour a fixture on your kitchen shelf? Buy a box and use the code PINK18 at the checkout to receive 20% off*.

*offer can only be redeemed once per person. Does not apply to gift sets, cheeky bundles or bulk buys. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends 31st December 2018.

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