In the morning I needed some immediate refuge and found Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer. I wanted an herbal tea that would help me relax upon rising, but still allow a good amount of coherency so I could continue my day. I didn't want myself confined to the bed in sleep mode all day as many bedtime teas do. Tension Tamer helped my morning stiffness and anxiety melt away after just a few sips, yet allow me clarity to organize what was ahead. I'd bring this tea with me and sip it throughout the day as pain and anxiety ruled its ugly head.
An hour before bed, I begin to sip Bigelow Cozy Chamomile tea. Notice I say sipping. You never want your body to become overwhelmed with any substance while it is trying to heal itself. This tea gives you that slow, steady restful state you need desperately before falling off to sleep. By doing this nightly, you'll find your amount of restful sleep increases each night.