Choose your wake up call
How tea can help you get a good night's sleep
by Chloe Gorman
You know the feeling. It's 6am on Monday morning. You wake, bleary eyed, to your alarm blaring. The new day has come screaming into your life just at the moment it is least welcome.
I, like most people, fall out of bed and into the kitchen to flick on the kettle and brew a strong cup of tea; the caffeine providing a much needed boost to get me through the morning.
And I'm not alone. So many of us rely on caffeine to keep us awake and alert because of poor or disturbed sleep. Shocking really considering the many health benefits associated with getting a good nights rest.
Not only can a good sleep improve your productivity the next day, it could help you learn new skills, boost your creativity, reduce stress and anxiety, and help you shed pounds. Some people believe that good sleep can even increase your life expectancy.