Beyond The Tea - Bedtime Tips

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Chamomile Mint Tea

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Originally blended by Boba Guys. The peppermint offers a cooling sensation, complimented by the calming chamomile. Scroll down for more bedtime tips.


Five Ways to Get Ready for Bed

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We all have our routines and habits that help us go to bed. Some read their favorite books, others scroll endlessly on social media, and some fall asleep to their favorite TV show.

Whatever your routine may be, some things we do help us fall asleep, while others keep us up. It’s said that one needs roughly 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night - so we’re here to help you make good on that promise to yourself.

Reduce Screentime

Using TVs, tablets, smartphones, laptops, or other electronic devices before bed delays our body’s internal clock.

Our recommendation? Lay off the screen-time right before bed. Easier said than done - but we have a few ideas on what to replace screen time with.

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Reading

Above, we mentioned how screen time right can delay sleep. In its place? Read a book!

Not only can it help wind-down the mind, but it can also be a great time to catch-up on topics you’ve been meaning to read up on (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up anyone?).

Relaxing Tunes

Although one doesn’t think of turning up the volume to go to bed, there are benefits to calming the mind with music.

Inspired by our friends over at Juniper Ridge, we put together a playlist of our favorite tunes to listen to before bed. Check it out the#SteepTunes playlist on our Spotify!

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Meditation

"Meditation is exploring. It’s a special place where each and every moment is momentous. When one meditates, we venture into the workings of our minds: our sensations, our emotions, and thoughts." -Mindful

It can help us re-center, and even though some people do it for 10 minutes, a few minutes every day can make a difference. Do it right before bed? You’ll be able to sleep like a baby with nothing clouding your head-space.

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Steep Before Sleep

Herbal "tea" consists of the millions of plants in the world that you can brew, steep, or infuse in water. These herbals are caffeine-free and often have other medical benefits to drinking them, including beneficial relaxing effects.

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Chamomile, in particular, has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, as chamomile’s mildly sedating and muscle-relaxing effects may help those who suffer from insomnia fall asleep more easily.