Improve your sleep and energy levels with a soothing cup of peppermint tea before bed

by Bernadine Tay August 11, 2021

Person drinking peppermint tea

Making sure we get a good night’s sleep plays a very important role in how we perform and how we feel, but actually achieving a sound and peaceful slumber is often much harder than we anticipate.

When we’re plagued by so many stresses and worries linked to our daily lives, it’s no surprise that it’s so difficult, because not only can they impact how we perform throughout the day but also affect how well we sleep at night.

From research, we already know of the many health benefits that peppermint oil boasts, such as relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and more factors like these that can contribute to poor sleep if not managed well. So, if you are looking for a tea that does not contain caffeine to help you sleep more soundly and even boost your energy levels the next day, make peppermint tea your bedtime drink.

 

Brew yourself a cup of peppermint tea

Pouring peppermint tea from teapot

 

Peppermint tea is caffeine-free, boasts anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties, and can help relieve many symptoms that you may be struggling with such as digestive issues (including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)), and even nasal congestion - all of which can affect how well you sleep at night.

So, when you brew yourself some peppermint tea before bedtime to help you sleep and boost your energy levels the following day, you can be sure that you will reap the health benefits of peppermint.

But how does this herbal tea actually help you to sleep well and boost your energy levels?

 

Drinking peppermint tea for better sleep

When we want to achieve a peaceful night’s rest, we need to think about the things that may prevent us from doing that.

Stress is often the key culprit, as it can wreak havoc within our bodies – whether that’s through creating tension, giving you an upset stomach, or simply not allowing your mind and body to relax.

Peppermint tea can help to reduce the impact of stress and some of the other symptoms and problems that may prevent us from sleeping soundly.

 

Peppermint Tea May Help Reduce Stress

When your life involves a lot of stress, it can often cause problems when it’s time to sleep. With more time to think and reflect, away from the busyness of the day, you may find it more difficult to switch off. Peppermint has been found to have a soothing effect, acting as a relaxant that helps the mind and body to wind down, so a peppermint tea before bed can really help you to destress and relax.

 

Peppermint Tea May Improve Digestive Issues and Ease Bloating

Problems with digestion, gas and bloating can cause discomfort, which can be especially disruptive to sleep if it wakes you up during the night. If you often suffer from an upset stomach or from IBS, drink peppermint tea before you go to bed to help reduce these symptoms naturally. Its antispasmodic properties can help provide relief from constipation and bloating. 

 

Peppermint Tea is Naturally Caffeine-Free

We know that there is something incredibly soothing and relaxing about drinking a hot cup of tea, which is just what you need to help you wind down before bed. However, you need to opt for tea that does not contain caffeine to avoid its stimulating effects. Peppermint tea can act as a great substitute, giving you that warm and relaxing sensation without the caffeine hit.

Peppermint tea and biscuit

  

Peppermint Tea May Act as a Muscle Relaxant

When your body and your muscles are tense after a hard day, drinking peppermint tea can help to relax you before bedtime. Anecdotal sources have also shown that the menthol found in peppermint can also help to relieve menstrual cramps in women, which can be extremely disruptive to sleep.

 

Peppermint Tea Helps to Reduce Headache Pain and Soothe Cold Symptoms

When we’re under the weather, sleep is one of the best things we can do to allow our immune system to fight off whatever it is and to allow our bodies to heal. It can, however, be difficult to do when you’re in pain with a bad headache or congested. As mint has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it can help to ease congestion, relieve tension and reduce pain.

By drinking peppermint tea as part of your night-time routine to promote better sleep, you will also naturally feel more energetic in the morning and throughout the day.

 

The perfect cup of bedtime peppermint tea

British Mint & Caramel by Quinteassential

 

When it’s time for bed, not only do you want the soothing properties of peppermint to relax you but why not also wind down and enjoy some delicious, smooth and creamy caramel.

Quinteassential's British Mint & Caramel has been carefully crafted to give you all the health benefits of peppermint, whilst also being free from calories - perfect if weight loss is also a priority for you.

British Mint & Caramel is a contemporary interpretation of a classic herbal tea: notes of fresh mint (from spearmint and peppermint leaves) are rounded with subtle layers of natural caramel flavour to create a smooth finish.

If you are ready to sleep better and improve your energy levels, why not experience this herbal tea with a delicious twist?

Click here to find out more and experience British Mint & Caramel.

 

*Please note that the information in this article has not been written from a medical perspective nor is it medical advice. Always consult with a doctor if you have any specific medical conditions.