Besides all the health benefits, tea can also help alleviate stress, anxiety, and improve your mood. We all have busy schedules and at the end of the day it is difficult to decompress. We take all that stress and anxiety to bed with us. This disrupts our sleep and in some instances can prevent us from getting a good night sleep.
All the tossing and turning in bed can be attributed to the stressful day you had or the amount of caffeine you consumed from the many cups of coffee you drank just to get you through the day. Look, we all need a pick-me-up during the day but, if you limit your caffeine intake during the day your body and mind will thank you. For a mid-day pick-me-up try a cup of black tea, it has less caffeine than a cup of coffee.
Black tea can help you de-stress faster too. It has the ability to lower the level of cortisol in your body, the hormone that causes stress in your body. Too much stress increases your heart rate and blood pressure, drinking a few cups of black tea a day can actually help drop your level of cortisol by almost 50% helping you de-stress quicker and feel more relaxed after a stressful task.
To fight the afternoon slump try a cup of green tea. It can raise your energy level without the jitters from a cup of coffee. Green tea has a refreshing quality that can increase your level of alertness and improve your creativity.
If you want to avoid caffeine all together, a cup of rooibos is the perfect choice. Rooibos is naturally non-caffeinated and can give you just the right amount of pick-me-up to get you through the day. It relaxes your mind and can decrease the level of stress you're feeling during the day.
Chamomile tea is a great sleepy time tea. It's commonly known as a mild sleep inducer. The calming effects of chamomile tea are produced by the antioxidant in the tea called apigenin. This antioxidant binds to certain receptors in your brain that can decrease anxiety and initiate sleep.
Take a few minutes each day to de-compress with a cup of tea. Whether it's the stress from work, or from a busy schedule at home, try a cup of tea because it can help.
It may sound crazy but, if you focus all your energy enjoying a cup of tea, you'll be surprised how it can change your mood too. Let each sip linger in your mouth, inhale the aroma, and breathe.
A cup of tea can help you sleep like a baby!
You deserve a cup of tea today and a peaceful night sleep!
Peace, Love & Tea