Is There Anything I Can Drink Before Going To Bed To Help Me Sleep?


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Rajesh Shri Profile
Rajesh Shri answered
The traditional aid for a good night's sleep is a glass of warm milk which soothes the nerves and provides vital nutrients to the body, helping it to attain a state of restfulness.

However for people who are lactose-intolerant or for whom the milk therapy has not led to favorable results, there are other things you can drink to help you get to sleep.

Drinks that help you get to sleep
Herbal teas are widely-noted for their properties as relaxants or as a sedatives. For example, hot Chamomile (1 tsp) tea served with honey (rather than sugar) is a good bet.

Other examples of herbal teas that induce sleep are:

  • Catnip or catmint
  • Hops
  • Lavender
  • Passion flower
  • Peppermint
  • Aniseed
  • Skullcap
  • Valerina
All of the above are known for their abilities to alleviate the symptoms of insomnia.

Herbal teas can cause adverse reactions in some people, hence it would be advisable to take professional counsel before commencing this therapy.

Alcoholic beverages of all kinds, as well as drinks containing caffeine (cola, coffee, Black Russians) should not be taken before going to bed.

Ideally, a gap of at least 2 to 3 hours is required to negate the effects of caffeine-based substances on the body.
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fidelma nielsen answered
A friend once told me that you should eat a tuna sandwich before bed as it has some of the properties of a mild sedative.

She is a trained Reiki master; otherwise I would not pass on this information to you.

If you do not like fish, then you may like to try chamomile tea or the tried and trusted warm milk option.

I would also advise watching little or no television in the evenings, as this is when TV companies seem to tell us how bad the world is, how fat we are and how good we should look.

It is all subliminal messaging, and adds to an overactive mind before bed.

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