Forget The Sleeping Pills. If You’re Tossing And Turning, Try This Bedtime...

Forget The Sleeping Pills. If You’re Tossing And Turning, Try This Bedtime Brew

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It really stinks when you have to get up early but you just can’t fall asleep. Your sleeplessness could be due to a number of things. You could be eating the wrong foods, trying to sleep counter to your natural rhythm, or spending too much time using electronics before bed. A good tip if you’ve been having trouble falling asleep is to stay away from screens for a couple hours before bedtime.

Just last night I was struggling to get to sleep, so I gave this little remedy a try. It definitely worked for me! Wasn’t bad tasting either. Let’s give it a try:

You will need:

  • 1 chamomile bag
  • 1/ 1/2 cups of organic milk or coconut, almond, or hemp milk.
  • 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
  • 20 drops of Valerian

Instructions:

  1. Pour your milk or milk substitute into a small pan. I used almond milk. Add the chamomile tea bag and simmer for about ten minutes.
  2. Pour the cocoa powder into a mug and add a small amount of filtered water, forming a thick paste.
  3. Remove the teabag from the milk. Squeeze it to make sure the mix is drained from the bag.
  4. Add the Valerian tincture and pour the hot milk into the mug.
  5. Stir well and drink ten minutes before bed.

Photo credit: Marco Arment, Flickr

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