While browsing the coffee isle at our local Walmart super center, I discovered an attractive blue box of sleepytime tea. I drink sleepytime regularly. If my memory serves me correctly, this product took me by surprise, and I picked up the box to inspect it more carefully. Sleepytime ExtraTM Wellness Tea, a product of Celestial Seasonings, is—as most brands of sleepytime that I have seen so far—an herbal tea. Listed on the front in bullet-point is:
- Promotes relaxation
- With calming Valerian
- Classic Sleepytime® Flavor
In addition to the relaxing herbs already found in the classic sleepytime herbal tea—which includes chamomile and spearmint—this tea contains Valerian. I wasn’t sure what Valerian was, except that it was labeled on the box as a root, but I trusted Celestial Seasonings. After all, I enjoy Celestial Seasonings regularly.
Why was this tea so attractive? Since making certain lifestyle changes, I have been sleeping more and a lot better than I used to, but I still have struggles falling asleep, staying asleep, and getting a good quality of sleep. So, I purchased the item.
Does it work?
It’s certainly not a sleeping pill (and I don’t take sleeping pills, so that’s good). It doesn’t make me drop off to sleep immediately, nor does it force me into the bed at the time that I should be going to sleep. I’m not sure if the tea itself makes me feel drowsy or if it’s the simple fact that it’s late at night. However, when I do go to bed, it appears to me that I do get a better quality of sleep. On days when I can sleep in, I wake up feeling more alert and ready to start the day, though I still usually choose to stay in bed a little longer. On the days that I do need to get through the day, it’s often difficult to get out of bed at the right time, but I have that struggle regardless.
It seems to work, although I can think of at least once when it didn’t seem to do any real good.
I don’t use this tea every night, but reserve it for the nights when I think I’ll need it most. Like medicine, it also comes with some cautions, but it’s natural, and it helps.
I give this product 4 stars.
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