Most of you knows that drinking milk before you sleep can help with your sleepless nights. But do you know that green tea also helps? For the non-dairy, lactose intolerant people – this is good news.
Consumed all over the world today and is largely revered as one of the healthiest beverages available. Green tea may also helps promote sleep quality and quantity. L-Theanine a compound found in green tea helps to do just that. It works by reducing stress-related hormones and neuron excitement in your brain, which allows your brain to relax.
If you’re suffering from insomnia, green tea will helps you relax and reduces anxiety. Enjoying a cup of tea at around 9pm before going to sleep at 10pm is one of the best ways to drift off to the land of dreams.
But green tea do contains caffeine right? Well, don’t panic.
If green tea keeps you awake longer than it should, you can try other herbal teas that are caffeine-free.
Do notice this, that green tea only contains a marginal amount of caffeine compared to other caffeinated drinks. The average cup has around 35 mg but you may be able to find strains that contain even less than that – older leaves tend to have less caffeine in them compared to younger ones.
In contrast, an espresso contains as much as 720 mg! How about that!