Healthline: Bedtime teas blend specific herbs to help defeat insomnia naturally, so they make a great option for people who prefer to avoid medicinal sleep aids.

Adagio Teas 40 Winks: Adagio Teas’ signature sleepytime blend, 40 Winks, has an average rating of 96 (out of 100) from 835 reviews — a good sign this tea really may promote restful sleep.

You can probably thank the valerian root for that. Valerian root is widely used to promote relaxation and restful sleep, and some people say it also helps relieve anxiety and stress. While research on the effectiveness of valerian root remains inconclusive, plenty of people swear by the herb as a bedtime sleep aid.

In testing, we liked the crisp herbal scent of this tea. The fragrance of spearmint stood out, although, when we sipped the tea, we tasted chamomile more than anything else. 40 Winks has a light, clean flavor that’s not fruity or floral but rather distinctly herbal. We found it refreshing and calming, with just a bit of tartness.

Smith Teamaker Lullaby: Smith Teamaker, based in Oregon, prides itself on fresh, unique teas, and this bedtime blend is no exception. Lullaby combines notes of chamomile, lemon balm, and lavender — herbs known to improve relaxation and promote restful sleep — with ashwagandha, an essential herb in Ayurvedic medicine.

Ashwagandha offers a variety of health benefits, but it’s particularly known for its ability to help relieve stressTrusted Source and anxiety. Many people trace insomnia and poor sleep back to these two key factors.

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