5 Herbs and Spices for A Good Night Sleep

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If you have been spending too many late nights at work, waking up for 6 am school droppings or consuming too much caffeine to get through the day, then you have probably had some sleepless nights. Getting a good 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep helps your body stay healthy and alert. Herbs and spices help the mind and body to relax before and during sleep resulting in a restful night sleep, that’s why we have rounded five incredible herbs and spices that may help you get a good night sleep.

  1. Lavender

This aromatic violet sleep herb has a calming and relaxing effect on the body, which improves quality of sleep and helps you stay asleep throughout the night. Lavender comes in many forms, you can ingest it, inhale it, or apply it on you skin whichever way you choose, make sure to do so 30 minutes before you go to bed.

  1. Cinnamon

This sweet spice prepares your body for a good night sleep by reducing your stress and anxiety levels and regulating your blood sugar levels. There are several ways to use cinnamon as a sleep remedy you can sprinkle it over a pre-bed oatmeal bowl, add it to a cup of warm milk or brew a tea with cinnamon sticks.

  1. Chamomile

The chamomile flower is the most famous sleep remedy in the book. Chamomile helps reduce anxiety, soothes the nerves, and stimulates the immune system. If you want to improve your quality of sleep and start having a healthy sleep cycle, then make sure to drink a warm cup of chamomile tea before bed every night.   

  1. Saffron

This extravagant spice contains calming properties that can help boost your mood and enhance your sleep cycle. If you’ve just had a stressful day at work or home, make sure to drink a glass of saffron infused milk before bed and you will drift off to dreamland in no time.

  1. Peppermint

This refreshing herb is known to be a natural muscle relaxant, which helps release tension built up in your body and prepares it for a good night sleep. Peppermint also helps with digestion, so if you’ve had too much to eat for dinner just drink a cup of peppermint tea and it will help your bloated tummy.

Herbs and spices can reduce anxiety to help you sleep better. However, for these magical herbs to work you will need to follow a healthy sleep routine. Now that you know how to unwind and relax before bedtime, head the Waterfront market, and pick up fresh spices and herbs for your sleep remedies. The Waterfront Market offers the widest selection of aromatic and vibrant spices and herbs.