The Best Bedtime Tea For Sleep
If you are like many people who struggle with getting to sleep, or staying asleep, you might be looking for natural remedies before using over-the-counter or pharmaceutical sleep aids. While many tea blends exist and will likely be helpful for sleep, there is one that we recommend above all the others: Growing Veterans’ Nighttime PTS Tea blend.
The primary reason we recommend Growing Veterans’ PTS Tea is because it contains a certain class of herb known as adaptogens. While research in the United States is sparse, adaptogens are recognized throughout Europe and Russia as a class of herb that works on repairing and strengthening the nervous system. As a result, drinking this tea over time could help improve the functioning of your overall nervous system, helping with more than just a good night's sleep.
In addition to the adaptogens found in Growing Veterans' PTS Tea, it contains herbs that help your brain and body relax and enter into sleep. Notably, these include the well-known valerian root, chamomile, and lavender. Together, the adaptogens and calming herbs can help you get to sleep and stay asleep, and perhaps improve the overall health of your nervous system.
Since this particular tea is loose leaf, you will also need to invest in a tea strainer (if you don't already have one). The best way to brew this tea is bring water to a boil and let it steep in the strainer for 15-20 minutes, allowing all of the therapeutic properties of the herbs to get absorbed into the tea. There are a wide variety of tea strainers available, and we have listed some of our favorite ones here on the Sleep Tools website.
Growing Veterans' PTS Tea blend was originally designed to help manage symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), both of which are conditions that are caused by disruptions of the nervous system. A common symptom, particularly with PTSD, is insomnia, nightmares, and other disruptions in sleep. However, you do not need to have PTSD to benefit from the ingredients in this tea and get better sleep.
We should note that we do not make any money from the sales of Growing Veterans' PTS Tea. Growing Veterans is a non-profit organization and their tea sales help support their mission and vision. We recommend it to you because we believe in it and have experienced the sleep benefits of their PTS Tea first hand.
As all of our sleep recommendations go, we encourage you to experiment with different tools until you find the ones that work best for you. If you plan on finding a good tea that will help you sleep at night, be sure to try this one. We think you will be glad you did!