Magnolia Bark as Insomnia Remedy
Magnolia tea is made mostly from the bark of a flowering plant but also consists of some dried buds and stems. It has been used in Chinese medicine for a very long time to alleviate symptoms including stress, abdominal discomfort, and nasal congestion.
Magnolia is also regarded worldwide for its sedative and anti-anxiety effects. The tea’s sedative effect is likely due to the compound honokiol, found in the flowers, stems, and bark of the magnolia plant. Honokiol is believed to work by modifying GABA receptors in the human brain, which may increase sleepiness. This seems one of the most promising teas to help with those struggling to sleep.
Passionflower to Calm Anxiety
Another flower that is used to help calm symptoms of anxiety and improve the state of sleep. A recent study of forty healthy adults found that participants who drank passionflower tea every day for 1 week reported considerably better sleep quality compared to those who did not drink it at all.
Valerian to Help with Insomnia
Valerian is known as a very popular herbal sleep remedy in Europe and the USA. It is the Valerian root which is commonly dried and sold as tea. You can drink valerian tea before go to bed and in addition use that manta sleep mask or CPAP machine. Valerian tea is useful for sleeping but it can’t help with snoring.
Plenty of experts do believe that this root could be helpful for sleep when consumed, though they are not completely sure how it works. They do have the theory that it increases levels of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (shortly GABA), which when present in high levels it can increase sleepiness.
The right tea could be beneficial to people who need help sleeping. But unfortunately, tea is not a ‘one-stop fix’ that will get anyone to the land of the forty winks after a few sips. And more research needs to be done to learn the true benefits of these different types of tea, and the potential sleep-related help it could bring. Drink natural teas before go to sleep and do not forget about additional sleep aids like CPAP cleaning machines or calming music.