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Does "Sleepytime Tea" Really Work?

Some may think that Sleepytime tea can be a natural way to induce sleep, but is this true? Most Sleepytime teas contain chamomile, a medicinal herb used for its calming properties. Chamomile has been used to relieve stress and fatigue, and it may help relax you in preparation for a good night's sleep.

Chamomile Benefits

The flowering herb has been used for centuries to facilitate sleep. It has also been used to relieve insomnia, promote overall well being and encourage healthy sleep. There have been several studies on chamomile teas and if they really work. Some studies have shown that the herb may help with anxiety, but this has not been confirmed. The chamomile works as a sleep inducer and as a mild tranquilizer. The liquid melatonin assists in multiple areas such as lowering heart rate, lowering blood pressure, increasing immune functions and blocking stress responses.

Studies

A study on the efficacy of chamomile extract as a treatment for insomnia was done by BMC Alternative Medicine. The study included 34 patients: half were given chamomile pills and the other half received a placebo. These patients were monitored for one month. The study kept track of these patients total sleep time, time to fall asleep, time to wake up, times waking during the night and overall sleep quality. The trial study found that there were no significant differences between the placebo patients and the chamomile patients.

Trouble sleeping might be a symptom of apnea

If you are having trouble sleeping, snoring, or find yourself tired during the day even after a full night's sleep, you might be suffering from sleep apnea. If you believe that you might have sleep apnea symptoms, see your healthcare provider. If you get a diagnosis for sleep apnea, we can help you get on the track to get your quality sleep back.

Common Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Include:

  • Waking up with a sore or dry throat
  • Loud snoring
  • Occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
  • Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day
  • Sleepiness while driving
  • Morning headaches
  • Restless sleep
  • Forgetfulness, mood changes, etc.
If you notice that you are being kept awake repeatedly from your own snoring, or notice any of the mentioned above symptoms, then CPAP treatment may be right for you. If you feel like you may have obstructive sleep apnea, consult with your primary care physician, and start the process of being tested today!

CPAP treatment

Continuous positive airway pressure is one of the most successful treatments for obstructive sleep apnea. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and your doctor is recommending you be treated with CPAP, CPAP Supplies can make everything easy. Once you have gotten a prescription from your doctor you can pick out your CPAP machine. From there, you will likely need a CPAP mask, and possibly supplies like a humidifier or headgear. Our one stop shop provides everything you need at a convenient low cost, and shipping is always free!
There are also financing options for purchasing your Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine. This makes it even easier to get the supplies you need for a great night of sleep as soon as possible. If you still have questions about sleep apnea and how CPAP therapy could benefit you, feel free to use the Ask a Clinician tool.
We are happy to help and guide you through your journey to find the best sleep! Be sure to complement your CPAP treatment with a hot cup of chamomile tea — we are still fans.

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