Our bodies need extended periods of sleep in order to restore and rejuvenate, grow muscle, repair tissue and synthesis hormones.
“Sleep is so overrated.” I hear this saying a lot, and I think it’s a reflection on how busy society is getting. Whether it’s working long hours, broken sleep thanks to the new bundle of joy sharing the room next door, or staying up late to find your perfect match online for Saturday night; those who use this statement are in denial, trying to hide their baggy eyes and cuckoo nest hair. The truth lies much deeper than red eyes and drawn out faces, though. In fact, our bodies rely on sleep as a time when a lot of processing, restoration, and strengthening is done.
Our bodies need extended periods of sleep in order to restore and rejuvenate, grow muscle, repair tissue and synthesis hormones. Research has shown an adult (aged 18-64 years) requires 7-9 hours of sleep per night and teenagers need between 8-10 hours.
Another important role of sleep is to help us solidify and consolidate memories. While you are resting your noggin pieces of information, including the hot gossip you discovered today, are transferred from tentative, short-term memories to long-term memory in a process called consolidation.
Ever wondered why you can’t recall anything quickly while you are tired? Healthy sleep is vital as we all need to retain information, learn and upgrade our skills to thrive in life.
So, what does this all have to do with a cup of tea?
Bondi Beach Tea Co. has a solution for sleep deprivation using a herbal remedy of yumminess to slow the mind and ease the eyes. Crafted from a blend of chamomile, lemon balm, rooibos, valerian, cinnamon and lemon peel, these ingredients have unique qualities which can help get that peaceful sleep you have only been dreaming of.
has been used by many cultures as a mild sedative, and some studies have shown it can help with insomnia. The flowers can be dried and used for many herbal and natural remedies. A more common form of use is in teas as it relieves stress and induces sleep.
is often used to treat stress, anxiety, and insomnia as it contains terpenes (chemicals thought to produce a relaxing effect). These chemicals calm the mind, encourages restful sleep, and is loaded with powerful antioxidants such as ferulic acid, caffeic acid, and quercetin.
With its mild, pleasant taste, Rooibos is packed with minerals and antioxidants. Rooibos also lowers blood pressure, contains no caffeine, improves heart health, controls diabetes & many other benefits to name them all.
is a common ingredient in products promoted as mild sedatives and sleep aids for nervous tension and sleep problems such as insomnia, its use dates way back to the 2nd century. Its usefulness works by calming the nervous system and provides sedatives effects that help fall asleep quicker. Its considered a safer alternative to prescription drugs that treat anxiety and insomnia.
As well as tasting great, cinnamon has plenty of health benefits including a potential to lower cholesterol and improve brain health. Cinnamon helps your body's digestive system thus helping you achieve a restful sleep.
has many surprising benefits including a strong anti-depressive effect. Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself.
Other useful herbs to take before bed
Now you’ve got the low-down on sleep, go grab that cup of Bondi Snooze Tea and ditch the restless night (and the cuckoo nest hair-do).