As I have said in a previous post, sleep is the best way for you to enhance recovery of muscles. I would like to describe some of the things that enable me to have the best sleep possible. I will give a personal description of my experience with the tea and then, using the website that I linked below, will explain why it has these specific benefits.
Before I go to bed I drink a variety of different teas including Chamomile tea, Lemon tea, ElderBerry tea, and Green tea. The article states that there is an antioxidant called apigenin, that is prominent in chamomile tea. Apigenin binds to receptors in the brain that could decrease anxiety, reducing the amount of stress, enabling people to get to sleep faster, and have more beneficial sleep. While many studies are inconsistent, there have been studies of its positive impact on a nursing home and postpartum woman. Since I drink chamomile tea consistently, I can say that drinking tea makes me relax and allows me to sleep. The hot temperature of the drink tends to make me more happy, although I feel these benefits from drinking all the teas that I mentioned. Since I stress a lot this tea allows me to relax and get better sleep.
Lemon is one of my most favorite fruits, which is why I use it in salads, water, and on food. Lemon tea also makes me feel relaxed, which shows the calming effects of most types of tea. I also take lemon tea when I have a cold since the vitamins within lemons are extremely nutritious. It also contains Gaba (Gamma-aminobutyric acid), which “is a neurotransmitter that sends chemical messages through the brain and nervous system, and is involved in regulating communication between brain cells.” From what I understand, increased amounts of GABA reduce the activity of neurons, which suppresses stress and fear. Studies have shown that lower levels of GABA in the brain can be linked to mental disorders and sleep disorders. Even if this may be false, lemon is an extremely healthy fruit that I eat consistently in my healthy diet.
I take an elderberry shot whenever I am sick since the fruit has many antioxidants and phytonutrients that enhances the immune system. It reduces the inflammation in my body, which is amazing for my muscles and has an extremely nice taste. While it may not be a substitute for specific medicines, it is an extra precautionary measure to increase the immune system and relax muscles. Since it does relax muscles, it is both good for your body, but also amazing to improve sleep. It has a nice taste and is always good to add into my diet.
Green tea is the first tea that I initially began drinking, but the caffeine levels did allow me to wake up. It is a common misconception that Green Tea does improve sleep although, there is not evidence that denies that claim. Green tea is amazing to drink during the day as its caffeines levels make it easier to wake up. It has numerous health benefits including, enhancing the cardiovascular system (making it easier to breath), allows your blood pressure to reduce (high blood pressure may be a problem for people with muscular dystrophy), and has been shown to lower cholesterol levels (which can be a problem with steroid medications). I would recommend all of these teas to drink, but I like to emphasize that due to my lack of the full scientific explanation do not take that part as the complete truth. My personal experience shows the benefits from my four favorite teas, but you should always check with a doctor or see how you feel after taking the tea.
I would advise against using any medical related things to enhance the amount of sleep since it could cause unforeseen consequences. Natural methods could have a positive impact on sleep, which is why I emphasize that trying the teas could not hurt. Honestly when I started drinking tea, my mood and sleep quality was a lot better. Thus if you are having trouble with sleep, following my information could be the change in your life that you need.