There are a number of herbal teas, or tisanes, that can be very beneficial at bedtime. If you’re having trouble falling asleep, we can’t promise that drinking the right tea will fix that for you, but many people do experience an easier time falling asleep, and a more restful sleep, after drinking certain types of teas.
Which sleepy time tea will work for you?
These blends and teas have different ingredients, and we can’t really tell which one might do the trick for you, so it’s not a bad idea to pick up a few different boxes of tea, they’re all quite reasonable priced.
Which teas to avoid before bed?
Teas generally have less caffeine than coffee, but some teas can still have a bit of a kick, so you may want to avoid teas that are typically higher in caffeine, like black tea. Oolong tea falls in between green and black tea, and green tea has about half as much caffeine as black tea, making green tea before bed a pretty common choice for people that aren’t super sensitive to caffeine.
None the less, most of the teas we’re about to look at don’t have any caffeine at all. The caffeine might not necessarily keep you up, but it’s still better to have it in the morning than right before bed, especially if you’re having trouble sleeping.
Best Sleep Tea Before Bed in 2018
Here are a few teas that we strongly recommend that you try drinking before bedtime. The can be effective because of the herbs and other ingredients that can help promote a better sleep, and also just the calming and relaxing nature of tea, and the preparation of tea, in and of itself.
Everyone has their own tea ritual, and how they prefer to enjoy it, but if you’re sipping it before bed, we recommend turning off all your screens, putting on some relaxing music, or just finding a quiet few moments to steep your tea and then drink it mindfully.
Top Choice: BE SLEEPY Tea
This herbal blend has a variety of ingredients that are known for their help in calming, de-stressing, and helping you fall asleep. Not sure exactly which herbs will help you sleep? What’s nice about this one is it’s got a bit of everything.
It’s worth pointing out that it doesn’t actually have any camellia sinensis leaves in it, so it’s an herbal tea. You could mix in some delicate white tea leaves on your own, but it won’t be super noticeable over top of the flavors that are already in here.
This SLEEPY tea by Tea Tonix doesn’t have any caffeine in it.
Best Value Option: Yogi Soothing Caramel Bedtime Tea
Don’t worry, it doesn’t actually have any sugar, even though it sounds sweet! The caramel taste is subtle and not overwhelming, but it’s definitely a nice (guilt-free) treat that you can look forward to. This is another blend of herbs, like the BE SLEEPY blend we just featured, but the difference here is that it’s a slightly different blend of herbs and teas, and also it’s about half the price.
There is no caffeine in this Yogi Soothing Caramel Bedtime Tea.
Chamomile tea sleep
Chamomile is a popular ingredient that you’ll find it a lot of bedtime teas, and according to Molecular Medicine Reports, “Chamomile is widely regarded as a mild tranquilizer and sleep-inducer. Sedative effects may be due to the flavonoid, apigenin that binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain.”
Other Contenders for Best Tea for Sleep:
If neither of those sound too appeal to you, maybe you want something a little more plain, or something higher-end, or whatever you have in mind… Here’s a rapid-fire list of a few different sleep teas that are great to enjoy before bedtime.
- Best White Tea for Bedtime (Bagged): Darjeeling Silver Needle White Tea by Teabox
- Best Green Tea for Bedtime (Loose-leaf): Chamomile with Green Tea Leaves by Vahdam
- Another Great Option (Bagged): Traditional Medicinals Organic Nighty Night Valerian Tea