2. Lemon, Ginger, and Honey Tea - If we're not feeling like milk, this is usually what we turn to. We drop a few lemon wedges, some sliced ginger, and a generous teaspoon of honey into a mug of hot water. Let it infuse for a few minutes and then sip slowly.
3. Herbal Tea - Chamomile, lemon balm, valerian, and passion flower teas can be very soothing after a long day, and all have been used as herbal sleep aids for centuries.
4. Miso Soup - Sometimes we want something savory instead of sweet, and plain miso soup is the perfect solution.
5. Bourbon - Our last resort! Personally, we like to sip it neat, but it also goes very well with the lemon, ginger, and honey tea we talk about above. If you're not a fan of bourbon, try brandy or a small glass of port.
With all of these beverages, we're pretty sure it's mostly the act of pausing, sitting down, and drinking something slowly that gets us into a sleepy state. We often have a little snack and read a few chapters of a good book as well.
What's your remedy for sleeplessness?