You found us - Lavender & Chamomile. We sell pillows and sheets. The things you need to get great sleep. We know that when people think of chamomile, they often think of calm (lavender, too!) You can find a plethora of lotions and potions that contain both lavender and chamomile with the benefit of better sleep being touted. We wanted a name that people would see and they would automatically think of restful sleep. That is how Lavender & Chamomile was born. That leads us to the question - how is it that chamomile helps one to sleep?
If you aren’t allergic to chamomile (it is a flower, so some people have ragweed, pollen, or other allergies and should not use it), it is an herb that can be digested to help relieve anxiety and help one to sleep. From experience, you may know that if you are anxious, such anxiety may cause you to not sleep well. That means having something that helps to relieve your anxiety can, in theory, help you sleep. In my research, I did not find any studies that definitively concluded that consuming chamomile tea is conducive to helping one sleep; however, you can read more about the tested benefits of flavonoids found in chamomile, which are what is believed to help with sleep, here.
In previous blogs, I have spoken to the importance of having good sleep hygiene, which includes instituting a sleep ritual. By adding something as easy as sipping a cup of chamomile tea before bed to your ritual, this activity can be beneficial in helping you sleep. Naturally caffeine-free, if nothing else, this soothing sipper can give you time to wind down and relax. Also, never underestimate the power of positive thinking. Just by thinking that chamomile tea will help you rest, this belief in and of itself may do just that. You may find that sipping it helps you slumber.