Menopause Sleep Success Tea
Do you wake up at 4 am all hot and sweaty? Does insomnia have your mind racing like drinking two XL cups of espresso? Sleep problems and disruptions are a normal part of a woman’s journey into her menopausal time. This kind of insomnia can leave a normal, together person feeling, at times, like a crazy lady. I made this recipe for my own emotional and physical support, and I want to share it with you. With the help of my two friends, nettles and mint, we introduce balance and sleep success into our lives.
Two Herb Tea
A cup of Menopause Sleep Success Tea helps prepare you for a night of restful sleep. When I need to sleep, I try to drink 1-3 cups of Menopause Sleep Success Tea in the evening before bed. Our whole family has a cup, and I feel great knowing that my daughter and husband are consuming more vitamins and minerals.
Health Habits for Success
For my Menopause Sleep Success Tea I chose to use the herbs nettle and mint. Stinging nettle, or Urtica dioica, is one of six subspecies within the Urtica genus. Nettles have been used for centuries to assist with the symptoms of menopause. This helpful plant possesses nutrients that enhance circulation, boost immunity, and support better organ health. Because nettles have an earthy taste that some people don’t enjoy I pair them with delicious mint. Mint, or Mentha is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae (mint family). This useful herb has cooling properties that help control hot flashes. Cool Mint is loaded with anti-oxidants and has calming and balancing properties.
Good Choices also Help
To enhance your sleep it is best to limit your consumption of the below items, especially in the evening time.
white flour products- breads, muffins, cakes, etc.
When I eat a more clean diet, I find that my sleep is greatly improved. Try an experiment, eliminate one of these per week and see if it helps your sleep. I understand that it is challenging to always be perfect. We do our best in the world in which we live. I feel it is important to know our triggers, and to find a workable balance. I know that if you make Menopause Sleep Success Tea for yourself that it will quickly become a big part of your daily wellness routine.
Menopause Sleep Success Tea- Nettles and Mint
This delicious tea helps to support the body with minerals and vitamins. Earthy nettle combines well with light and calming mint to relax and refresh your body. Drink 1-3 cups per night for a calm night of sleep.
2 tbl dried stinging nettle
2 tbl dried mint
16 oz filtered water
Boil the water. Turn off the flame and throw in nettles and mint. Cover to steep for at least fifteen minutes. Pour a cup for yourself and anyone present. Enjoy!
The longer the herbs steep the more nutrients you will get in your cup. You can steep it overnight and drink in the morning. After 24 hours I like to keep the mixture in the refrigerator in a glass mason jar. After 3 days if you have anything left you can pour the whole thing on to any houseplants, who also love this tea!