How to Naturally Get a Good Night's Rest and Start Your Day Off Right

Posted on September 25 2018

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!

6 Benefits of Drinking Chamomile Tea Before Bed

 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! 

Now, how do you fix that Monday morning exhaustion? Cure the Monday blues? How can you stay awake enough to be productive, but don't overload so much on caffeine that it feels as though your heart is beating out of your chest? Well, here at Mountainside Medical, we too have the answer for that!

It's not a secret that America runs on coffee. It's an essential start to any morning. Coffee helps you focus, holds your attention, soothes the soul with its warmth, and allows those who work early mornings or late nights to stay awake and active throughout their shifts. 

In fact, there are other benefits that drinking coffee can bring you as well. For example, a growing body of research shows that coffee drinkers, compared to non coffee drinkers, are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and dementia. They are also less likely to have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes. Let's explore a little more. 

10 Benefits of Drinking Coffee

1. Boosts Energy & Rich in Antioxidants

The caffeine in coffee acts as a stimulant and instantly increases your energy levels. It blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitters in the brain, which cause this stimulant effect. Coffee also is rich in antioxidants, and is considered a healthy beverage in diets around the world. Some studies suggest that it contains more antioxidants than both fruits and vegetables combined.

2. Improves Cognition

It is known that coffee helps sharpen your mental focus and increase concentration by stimulating the brain with caffeine. While this can sometimes result in a mental crash if too much is consumed, a regular process of drinking it has been shown to protect the cognitive health and prevent mental degradation as we age.

3. Alzheimer's, Dementia, & Parkinson's Disease

Studies have shown that elderly people who consume coffee on a regular, moderate basis are 65% less likely to develop Alzheimer's and Dementia. Also, regular consumption of coffee helps lower your chances of getting affected by Parkinson's Disease. Research says that caffeine has a protective effect on the nervous system, which can help in preventing the disease. 

4. Weight Loss & Metabolism

Coffee energizes people to move around, get active, and burn calories faster. The stimulant nature of caffeine speeds up the body's metabolism by nearly 11%, and increases calorie burning. The significant levels of B vitamins in coffee helps us optimize our metabolic efficiency, maintain balanced hormone levels, and keep the body running smoothly. Furthermore, it acts as an appetite suppressant, so you can calm your cravings. 

5. Protects Liver

Coffee consumption has been linked to an improved liver health, particularly in the prevention of cirrhosis, hepatitis, and fatty liver disease. One study showed that regular consumption resulted in an 80% reduced chance of developing cirrhosis of the liver.

6. Improves Heart Health

Research has revealed that regular coffee drinkers can reduce their risk of having a stroke. In women, it seems to lower the risk of heart disease. It can often work to clear out the system and keep your heart functioning at an optimal level. A study also shows that coffee helps cure arrhythmias.

7. Prevents Diabetes

Studies have shown that people who regularly consume coffee have 23-50% lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes. The nutrients in coffee help lower the blood sugar levels.

8. Prevents Cancer

Coffee is not normally thought of as an anti-carcinogenic, but it has been linked to the prevention of 2 types of cancer - liver and colorectal cancer. It has also shown good results in preventing the occurrence of melanoma in people who consume it regularly. Research says that coffee drinkers have 43% lesser risk of cancer than those who don't drink it.

9. Reduces Depression

The natural effects of coffee can do wonders for someone suffering from depression. It has even been connected to a reduced occurrence of suicidal tendencies. It lights up the mood and relieves stress, therefore improving your quality of life.

10. Prevents MS & Eye Care

Regularly consuming coffee helps protect you against the development of multiple sclerosis. Studies say that it prevents or inhibits neural inflammation, which is a major cause of MS. Coffee also has chlorogenic acid that helps prevent retinal damage. It acts as an antioxidant and reduces the oxidative stress that affects the functioning of the eye.

So, there you have it. Two all natural ways to improve your health, whether you're turning in for the night, or waking up in the morning. Both chamomile tea and coffee each have its own set of health benefits that are worth exploring and trying!

Mountainside Medical Equipment is now proud to carry these products online and in our store. Be sure to take a glimpse at our Healthy Products page to explore more holistic ways of healing, as well as our brand new Chamomile Tea and Gourmet Coffee products that are in stock and on sale now! Visit our website, or call us at 1-888-687-4334, and don't forget to sign up for our weekly newsletters where we offer even more savings and information!