Chamomile tea is one of the most reliable sleep inducers recommended to people with sleep disorders. However, to get the best out of this tea, you will have to drink it at the right time. While it’s safe to unwind with it any time of day, when to drink chamomile tea depends on your goal. Drinking at the wrong time may not give you as many sleep benefits as you would like to get from it.
If you are keen to learn when to take this tea and how much you need to take, this article is for you. We shall discuss the appropriate time to take chamomile tea based on the person taking the tea and their intentions.
Let’s dive in!
Drink chamomile tea an hour or 45 minutes before bed
If your primary goal for taking chamomile tea is to get sleep, it is best to drink it about 45 minutes before bed. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes for your body to metabolize this tea and the chemicals that induce sleep fully. Going to bed before this tea fully gets into your body system may not help you get the full benefits of this tea as a sleep inducer.
Taking this tea during the day is also not a good move because it may make you weak and sleepy during work. Unless you intend to spend the day home, it is not advisable to take this tea during morning and afternoon hours if you expect to have a couple of busy hours ahead.
The negative impact of taking this tea during the day is even worse if the kind of work you do requires you to be seated for a couple of hours because catching sleep in this kind of situation is a lot easier.
Drink anytime if you’re not feeling well and need rest
For sick people that want to get some rest, taking this tea at any time of the day is also not a bad idea. The fact that it uses natural means to induce sleep makes it safe unless your doctor recommends not taking it because of the specific complication you are having.
How much chamomile is enough?
As with any herbal tea, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The amount of chamomile tea you need to take in a day depends on your intention for taking the tea and the time of the day you intend to take it. If your purpose for taking this tea is to get sleep quickly, then you should take just one cup (about 180ml) 45 minutes before going to bed.
It is also ok to take up to 4 cups of chamomile tea in a day as long as the work you do through the day involves physical movement. The best time for taking this tea may also vary because the period it takes for its effect to be felt may not be the same for everyone. If you have any health complications like low sugar levels and low blood pressure, you may have to consult your doctor for the best advice on how much chamomile you need to take in a day. Looking for a delicious way to unwind and get some peaceful rest? Try a sample of our Xenvi Relax Wellness Tea and let us know what you think!