In today's fast-paced world, getting a good night's sleep can sometimes feel like a luxury. The constant hustle and bustle, along with the stresses of everyday life, can make it challenging to relax and unwind at the end of the day. That's where Jilungin Sleep Tea comes in. This Australian herbal tea blend has been used for centuries by Indigenous peoples for its ability to help you fall asleep and stay asleep, in addition to several other benefits.
The problem with most sleep aids, even natural home remedies, is that they’re often too complex and take far too long to prepare. You’ve had a long day at the end of a long week and you just want to relax and go to bed – you don’t have the time to combine 10+ ingredients and wait several hours just for it to not work.
The good news is that it’s simple to brew this herbal infusion and takes less than 15 minutes. And with only a few instructions to share, this will be a short guide on how to make your very own infusion of Jilungin Tea.
Quick Overview of Jilungin Australian Sleep Tea
Jilungin Australian sleep tea is an herbal tea known for its sleep-enhancing properties. Derived from the Jilungin plant, a northern Australian shrub, this tea has gained popularity for its ability to promote relaxation and support a restful night's sleep.
Recognised Benefits in Sleep Improvements
We have a full guide to the benefits of Jilungin Tea, but here are the highlights:
Promoting Relaxation – The soothing properties of Jilungin tea help to calm the mind and body, creating a sense of relaxation before bedtime.
Reducing Anxiety and Stress – Jilungin tea has been found to have anxiolytic effects, helping to alleviate feelings of anxiety and stress that can interfere with sleep.
Enhancing Sleep Duration and Quality – Many individuals who regularly consume Jilungin tea report experiencing longer and more restful sleep, waking up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Regulating Sleep Patterns – Jilungin tea may help regulate sleep-wake cycles, making it beneficial for those experiencing irregular sleep patterns or insomnia.
Now that you know what it is, let’s explore how to make it.
How to Make Jilungin Tea for a Dreamy Night of Sleep
A full night of sleep is only 10-15 minutes away. These are our recommended instructions for brewing a single serving of Jilungin Tea:
- Bring a pot of water to a boil.
- Measure 1 tsp of shredded Jilungin Leaves, crushing any larger pieces in the palm of your hand.
- Add the crushed leaves to the boiling water, stirring gently to distribute the leaves.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Once the 10 minutes have passed, strain the mixture through a strainer or sieve to separate the liquid from the leaves and other debris.
- Serve & enjoy.
We recommend drinking a single cup of tea at least one hour before bed to avoid a toilet visit during the night. You should notice improvements in sleep quality and energy levels after 1-2 weeks, though you should continue to drink the tea long after that period has ended to continue reaping the benefits.
Alternative Brewing Methods
Variation in Quantity and Infusion Time
While the traditional method of brewing is a fantastic way to enjoy the sleep-enhancing benefits, there are alternative brewing methods that you may prefer to customise your experience. These methods allow for variations in quantity, infusion time, and even combinations with other herbs. Let's take a look at some of these alternative brewing methods:
Stronger Brew –If you prefer a stronger flavour and more potent effects, you can increase the quantity of Jilungin leaves and bark used. Instead of 1 teaspoon, try using 1.5 to 2 teaspoons per serving. Adjust the quantity based on your personal taste preferences and bodily reaction.
Longer Infusion – To extract more of the active compounds from the Jilungin leaves and bark, you can extend the infusion time. Instead of simmering for 10-15 minutes, try simmering for 15-20 minutes. Keep in mind that a longer infusion may result in a stronger flavour.
- Multiple Infusions – Jilungin leaves and bark can often withstand multiple infusions. After the initial simmering, strain the tea and set aside the used leaves. You can then reuse them for a second or even third infusion, though they’ll be weaker with each infusion. The flavour may change as well.
Combinations with Other Herbs
If you want to alter the taste or simply stack other benefits into one cup of tea, there are plenty of other herbal teas that you can pair with Jilungin:
Chamomile – Chamomile is well-known for its calming effects and can complement the sleep-inducing qualities of Jilungin tea, resulting in an even more relaxed state. Simply add a teaspoon of dried chamomile to your Jilungin tea blend and follow the brewing instructions as usual.
Lavender – Adding a teaspoon of dried lavender buds to your Jilungin tea can create a delightful blend that promotes relaxation and better sleep. Brew the combination of Jilungin and lavender using the same steps outlined above.
- Lemon Balm – Combining lemon balm with Jilungin tea can create a harmonious blend that not only promotes sleep but also helps alleviate anxiety before bed. Add a teaspoon of dried lemon balm leaves to your Jilungin tea blend and follow the brewing instructions accordingly.
Remember to experiment with different combinations and quantities to find the flavour and effects that suit your preferences. Each herb brings its own unique benefits, and combining them can create a synergistic effect that enhances the overall sleep-inducing qualities of Jilungin tea.
Incorporating Jilungin Tea into Your Nighttime Routine
Drinking a cup of tea before bed is the easy part, but you’ll experience even greater benefits when you combine it with a regular nighttime routine. Here’s what the world’s top sleep experts recommend:
Creating a Relaxing Pre-sleep Ritual
Establishing a regular sleep schedule to help regulate your body's internal clock (Circadian rhythms) and improve sleep quality. Determine a consistent bedtime and aim to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on weekends.
Dedicate at least 30 minutes to an hour before bed to wind down and relax. Engage in calming activities such as reading, taking a warm bath, or practising relaxation techniques like meditation or gentle stretching. All of these will lower cortisol levels & blood pressure and help you unwind, even after a stressful day.
Oftentimes, our phones & laptops are the primary source of our stress. It’s helpful to step away from these before bed to clear our minds. But even if they aren’t causing you stress, the blue light that they emit disrupts your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. Try to avoid using these at least 1 hour before bedtime so that you can quickly fall asleep when you lay your head on the pillow.
Just as importantly, make sure your bedroom is conducive to sleeping. Keep the room cool, dark, and quiet. Consider using blackout curtains, eye masks, earplugs, or a white noise machine if necessary. Also, ensure that your mattress and pillows provide adequate comfort and support.
Each of these, when combined with a perfectly-brewed cup of Jilungin Tea, will put you well on your way to a full 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Adjusting Timing and Frequency for Individual Needs
We recommend that 1 tsp of leaves at least 60 minutes before bed. But you may find that 2 tsp brewed 90 minutes before bed is the perfect recipe for you – that’s okay. Test different concentrations and timing to align with your individual sleep patterns and lifestyle. Listen to your body and make adjustments as needed.
What to Expect & Recommendations for Best Results
When consuming Jilungin Tea, or any herb tea or herbal tea blend for that matter, it's important to have realistic expectations and understand how to achieve the best results. Here's what you can expect when incorporating Jilungin tea into your sleep routine, along with some recommendations for optimal outcomes:
What to Expect
While the timelines may vary from person to person, here’s a general idea of what you should expect after drinking Jilungin Tea regularly:
Relaxation and Calmness – You have to be calm & relaxed in order to sleep well, which is where Jilungin comes in. Many individuals report feeling a sense of tranquillity after consuming Jilungin tea, which helps prepare the mind and body for a restful night's sleep.
Improved Sleep Quality – Regular consumption of Jilungin tea has been associated with improved sleep duration and quality. You may experience longer periods of uninterrupted sleep, waking up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
- Gradual Effects – While some individuals may notice the effects of Jilungin tea after a few nights of consumption, it's important to remember that herbal remedies can take time to build up in the system. Consistency is key, so be patient and give your body time to respond to the tea's sleep-enhancing properties.
Consistency is Key
To experience the full benefits of Jilungin Tea, make it a regular part of your bedtime routine, every single day of the week. Consistency is key when it comes to herbal remedies. Aim to drink it consistently for at least 2 weeks to allow the compounds to accumulate in your system and for you to fully gauge its effects on your sleep quality.
Listen to Your Body
Everyone's body is unique, and what works for one person may not work for you. Pay attention to how Jilungin tea affects your sleep and overall well-being. If you experience any adverse effects or changes in sleep patterns, consider adjusting the dosage, timing, or frequency of consumption. It's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns or questions.
Maintain a Healthy Sleep Routine
Jilungin Tea can be a viable solution to full night’s of sleep, but only when paired with a healthy bedtime routine. Remember to practise proper sleep hygiene, create a healthy sleep environment, relax before bed, and maintain a consistent schedule.
Making a cup of Jilungin Sleep Tea is only a few minutes away. And though your first night of sleep should be the best you’ve had in a while, just wait for the coming weeks – you’ll feel much more energetic and refreshed when you wake up in the mornings, not the middle of the night.