The effect of mint tea on sleep

Mint tea has some positive effects on sleep. If you suffer from insomnia and would like to use a natural remedy to help you fall asleep, peppermint is one of the best plants thanks to its diverse healing powers.

In this guide you will find out how you can use peppermint tea and what specific effects it has on your sleep.

Peppermint tea has some positive properties on the body and should therefore be part of a balanced diet. It is said, for example, that it can relieve digestive problems and colds.

In the North African area, mint tea is one of the most popular drinks and is drunk throughout the day. It is an integral part of the culture and is simply part of the café.

The smell is characteristic of this plant. You will likely be reminded right away that smelling the peppermint intensely can bite your nose. The reason for this is the essential oil menthol , which is located under the leaves.

With a light touch, the smell emanates from the leaves. The fact that the tea is so popular in warmer regions is mainly due to the interaction of the cold receptors. The peppermint stimulates blood circulation and the temperature is no longer as oppressive on hot days.

The blood circulation is a positive effect. It is therefore recommended to drink the mint tea first thing in the morning to get your circulation going. This makes it a healthy alternative to coffee , which is not tolerated equally well by all people and long-term consumption can be associated with negative consequences.

If you suffer from headaches or migraines, the blood circulation-promoting effect can also alleviate these symptoms. The vessels expand and possible circulatory disorders are reduced.

In addition, peppermint has positive properties on digestion and the intestines. Tannins, which fight harmful bacteria in the intestine, are responsible for this.

However, caution is advised if you suffer from heartburn. This natural remedy stimulates the production of saliva and stomach acid, which is why these symptoms of heartburn can even worsen.


Sleep problems can have very different causes. However, the stress is often responsible . This is not only perceived mentally, but can also have an impact on the body. As a result, your muscles suffer from tension and pain in the evening.

Under stress and pain it is of course much more difficult to find a restful sleep. Long-term medication is definitely not a solution.

It is better to trust the calming effect of peppermint tea on sleep . The mint soothes the body and relaxes the muscles.

You can easily grow the peppermint on the balcony.

As active ingredients, the flavonoids probably contribute to the positive effect on sleep. These not only have an antispasmodic effect, but can also relax the muscles.

In this relaxed state, you can fall asleep much easier and find a deep sleep.


The effects of peppermint can be used in various ways. It is easiest if you prepare a tea and drink it before going to bed.

It is best if you have a small garden and can grow the herb there. If you don’t have a garden, you can also use the balcony to grow peppermint . The plant is very robust and hardy.

In spring you can harvest the first fresh leaves and in summer you can cut down the plant and dry the leaves.

For the preparation of the mint tea you need about 5 to 7 fresh leaves. You can use up to 10 pieces for dried leaves. You brew this with boiling water and let the mixture steep for about 10 minutes.

You have already prepared a healing peppermint tea for your sleep .


Do you suffer from breathing difficulties and therefore find it difficult to fall asleep?

Then you will already be aware of the positive effects of menthol. You can also use this from the peppermint in the form of an oil .

To do this, wash and cut the fresh peppermint and put it in a bottle. You now pour about half a liter of cold-pressed olive oil over the leaves, which you put in the bottle.

Leave the olive oil with the peppermint in a sunny place for about six weeks . The windowsill is a good place to store the oil.

After about six weeks you will notice that fine deposits have formed in the bottle. Now you separate the brown liquid and pour it into light-protected bottles.

You can now use the oil to massage in. The essential oils unfold their positive effect on the chest and clear the airways. This way you can breathe better and possibly also reduce snoring.


The peppermint has some positive properties on the body. The tea is particularly suitable for finding a deep and restful sleep. It relaxes the muscles and promotes blood circulation. If digestive problems prevent you from sleeping, the tea also alleviates them. With the help of the oil you can clear your airways and find your way to sleep more easily.

Instead of resorting to medication directly, trust this natural effect and benefit from a better well-being.

Jamie Clark

Hello, I’m Jamie Clark, 32 years old, and I have been living in the USA for a few years.
Since I was a child, I have suffered from a house dust allergy, severely affecting me. I felt the effects both while exercising and while sleeping. Constant sneezing after getting up and difficult breathing were the consequences. The allergy has also developed into asthma, which is still a sporting restriction today.

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