We try and make sure our kids get plenty of rest. But moms and dads need a good night’s sleep too. If you’re wondering how to do that naturally, you’ve come to the right blog post. Here are some natural sleep aids to help make your bedtime dreams a little sweeter.
Chamomile: Of course you know I’m going to recommend chamomile tea; that’s a given. I steep about a tablespoon of the herb in nearly boiling water for 10 – 15 minutes.
Catnip: I know it makes your cat whacky, but this herb will zonk out a human in short order. Not to worry – this isn’t going to put you comatose. But I find while chamomile is more mild and soothing, catnip makes you downright tired. It’s also great for relieving a fever. I steep this like chamomile – 1 Tbs. in nearly boiling water for 10 – 15 minutes.
Lettuce: And you thought I only wanted you to put your greens in a smoothie! I haven’t tried this one yet, but I plan to give it a test run one of these nights soon. They say it works pretty fast and I hear tell it’s especially good for insomniacs. Pour 1 cup boiling water over a cup of shredded lettuce and let it steep for 30 minutes. If you don’t fall asleep waiting for it, strain the liquid and drink.