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Ah, Sunday nights. They might as well be called pre-Monday, right? It's late, you're hustling about trying to catch up on everything you have to do before another full week begins. It seems as if you have a to-do list that is a mile long. You finally accomplish everything on your list, and now all you want to do is relax. Maybe curl up with a good book and try to settle your mind down before bedtime. You can already start to feel the stress of Monday loom over you like a dark rain cloud. You start thinking of the endless chores you have to do this upcoming week and now, you find yourself unable to relax.
Yes, we've all been there. We've all been that person who just can seem to rest once Sunday evening rolls around. Our anxieties are building for the week ahead and we're sad to close another fun weekend. But, it doesn't always have to be this way. There are many ways to put our mind and body into relaxation mode so that we can be well rested and prepared for Monday morning.
An amazing coping mechanism that promotes relaxation and proper sleeping habits is drinking tea - or, more specifically, Chamomile Tea! It's not a new idea, as Chamomile has been in existence for ages, but more and more studies show how beneficial it is to drink before bedtime!
1. Helps Ease Anxiety
Chamomile Tea has been shown to help people who are suffering from generalized anxiety disorder. In one particular study that was conducted, some of the participants were given chamomile tea, while the others were given placebo. The study revealed that the participants who drank the tea showed drastic improvements against anxiety symptoms. Chamomile has now demonstrated its ability to calm the mind, which is why chamomile tea has become a common recommendation for people with anxiety and stress.
2. Provides PMS Relief
Unfortunately, PMS sufferers can struggle quite a bit with their ability to cope with stress and anxiety, and other adverse symptoms during that time of the month. By regularly drinking chamomile tea before bed, PMS sufferers gain a lot of relief by simply gaining deeper sleep and relaxation. Drinking the tea can also help cramping muscles and irritability. Experts recommend drinking a cup of chamomile tea before bed, or a day prior. Chamomile tea also provides relief from menstrual cramps because it brings up levels of glycine, which is a chemical compound that is responsible in calming muscles.
3. Promotes Stomach Health
Chamomile has demonstrated that it works wonders in the digestive system, as well as in digestive disorder relief. Many people drink chamomile tea to relieve stomachaches. It works as an anti-gas and anti-spasmodic agent, and its muscle relaxing properties can help ease stomach cramps and mild cases of constipation. People who are frequently suffering from stomach cramps can benefit greatly from drinking chamomile tea.
4. Eases Muscle Tensions
Muscle tensions, such as twitching, can be caused by numerous things, such as neurological disorders. Drinking chamomile tea before bed can help reduce neurological problems, such as twitching, by helping the muscles relax. Remember, chamomile tea increases the level of glycine in the body, which is responsible for calming the muscles.
5. Fights Against Inflammation
Recent studies conclude that chamomile tea is wonderful for easing pain brought on by inflammation. For people who suffer from arthritis, fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other similar conditions, this is critical relief. Chamomile tea helps an individual by increasing nitric oxide in the body, therefore providing relief from the discomfort and pain caused by autoimmune disorders.
6. Promotes Skin Health
Chamomile tea is effective in reducing dark circles from underneath the eye, as well as reducing puffiness, and gives an aura of a well rested look. Put a chamomile tea bag under warm water, then place it under the eye. When it dries, remove the tea bag. Steaming chamomile tea can also help lighten the skin. Just place the face on top of the steaming pot of chamomile tea and allow the steam to touch the skin, but be cautious of burns. Speaking of burns, chamomile can also do wonders when used for treating burns and scrapes! Mix three bags of chamomile tea with boiling water, and once it cools, dip a clean cloth or gauze into the mixture, then apply it as a compress on the wound or burn area.
As you can see, there are several health benefits to drinking chamomile tea before bed. Why not make it a habit to drink a cup of it every night? Chamomile tea can be purchased anywhere - including here at Mountainside Medical Equipment! We have our brand new Calming Tea in stock and on sale now! Simply click here for the link, visit our website at www.mountainside-medical.com, or give us a call at 1-888-687-4334 to speak with one of our customer service representatives!