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Unwind and drift off – How matcha promotes restful sleep

Posted on August 8th, 2023

We live in a fast-paced world. Quality sleep has become a precious commodity. And sleep disorders are on the rise. To promote more restful sleep, many people seek natural remedies as sleep aids rather than pills. 

Enter matcha, a vibrant green tea powder, originating from Japan, that can enhance cognitive performance and improve sleep. Matcha’s natural compounds can also reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and several types of cancer. 

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits that matcha has to offer. 

L-theanine: The calming agent

One of the primary reasons that matcha is good for sleep is its rich L-theanine continent. L-theanine is an amino acid that promotes relaxation and calmness. L-theanine increases alpha-wave activity in the brain, leading to feelings of peace and tranquility. 

Stress reduction and anxiety relief

Stress and anxiety are major contributors to sleep disturbances. Matcha possesses stress-reducing properties, which can ease anxiety symptoms. The combination of L-theanine and matcha’s other natural components work synergistically to induce a sense of calm, helping people relax before bedtime. 

Melatonin regulation

Melatonin is often called the sleep hormone. It plays a crucial role in regulating your sleep-wake cycle. The antioxidants present in matcha, especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), enhance the production and release of melatonin in the body. Consuming matcha regularly, especially in the evening, promotes your sleep cycle’s natural rhythm. And this can lead to a more consistent and rejuvenating sleep experience.

Antioxidant powerhouse

Matcha is known for its high concentration of antioxidants, which benefit your overall health and well-being. These antioxidants, such as catechins, protect your cells from oxidative stress and inflammation, both of which can disrupt your sleep patterns. When you consume matcha, you give your body a potent dose of antioxidants that aid in cellular repair and fight the effects of sleep disruption.

Ritualistic relaxation

Creating a relaxing routine before bed can enhance your sleep quality. Preparing and sipping a warm cup of matcha tea is a peaceful and calming ritual. This practice allows you to focus on the present moment, setting aside the day’s worries and inviting a sense of tranquility. Incorporating matcha into your evening ritual helps you establish a consistent routine that signals to your mind and body that it’s time to prepare for sleep.

Exploring natural remedies like matcha can provide promising results in your quest for better sleep. Matcha’s blend of L-theanine and antioxidants can help you relax, reduce stress, and improve sleep quality. 

Dr. Meghna Dassani has practiced dentistry for over two decades and is passionate about the role dentists play in whole-body health. You can learn more at her website:

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