Share this message:
Drinking tea is something many people love to do. You may be someone who loves a nice hot cup of tea in the morning, but many people choose to drink tea throughout the day.
Did you notice that black tea makes you sleepy sometimes after drinking it? Many people say black tea makes them sleepy, but most don’t really know why.
Is there a specific reason why black tea makes you sleepy? Well, there are several possible reasons why you feel sleepy after drinking a hot cup of black tea.
Read on to dig deeper into this topic to understand why black tea can make some people feel sleepy. Once you understand what aspects of drinking black tea can make a person tired, you may wonder why it has this effect on your body.
Why would tea make you tired if it contains caffeine?
While it’s true that tea contains caffeine, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to drinking tea. The black tea you drink contains caffeine, but there is much less caffeine in tea than in coffee.
You will also find that energy drinks and various soft drinks contain significantly more caffeine than tea. That doesn’t mean the caffeine in tea can’t make you more alert, but it’s less likely to keep you awake than other known sources of caffeine.
It’s also crucial to keep in mind that everyone has different tolerance levels for caffeine. Do you have friends who seem to be drinking coffee all day?
Many people know someone who is a heavy coffee drinker and seems to be drinking coffee even if it’s only a few hours before bed. These people can also sometimes fall asleep without problems.
This seems odd since caffeine is supposed to keep you awake, but if you drink caffeine all the time, you develop a tolerance to its effects. Caffeine is more potent if you don’t drink it often, which means regular tea drinkers will become resistant to the effects of caffeine.
If you feel tired after drinking a cup of tea, you are not alone. Caffeine probably won’t work as well for you as it would for someone who hardly ever drinks tea.
The tea seems to have a calming effect
It is also striking that the tea seems to have a calming effect on people. Many people who drink tea find that they feel much more relaxed.
Tea drinks have been shown to lower blood pressure, which could put you in the right state to fall asleep. If you feel comfortable and relaxed, it will be much easier for you to fall asleep.
Sometimes it’s as simple as relaxing and getting tired because you’re so relaxed. It’s not much different from other activities that might relax you.
There may be no biological reason why you feel tired, except that you are relaxed and your blood pressure is slightly lower. Either way, drinking black tea seems to help many people sleep well.
Heat can contribute to your fatigue
Have you ever heard of people drinking a good glass of hot milk to sleep? It doesn’t matter whether you think it sounds refreshing or disgusting, but you should know that hot drinks are very soothing.
Drinking something hot will put you in a very relaxed state. Your body will feel more relaxed and you might even be a little tired.
If you’re used to the caffeine in tea, it’s not uncommon to want to take a nap after having a drink. Many people fall asleep after enjoying a hot cup of black tea, and some use it to their advantage.
You can brew black tea whenever you feel like you need a rest. If you’re restless, drinking a cup of tea can be the trick to a good night’s sleep.
The body can only absorb a limited amount of caffeine at a time. If you drink a lot of caffeine, your body may want to crash.
For example, you can sit down to drink a lot of tea at once and see what happens. If you drink five cups of tea in a short time, you will probably be tired from the caffeine overload.
Too much of a good thing can make you too sleepy. Sometimes people notice that it happens to them too when they drink too much coffee.
People who have a very low caffeine tolerance are more likely to crash from consuming too much caffeine in one sitting. If you’re someone who rarely drinks tea, three cups of black tea might make you want to hibernate.
It all depends on your own tolerance level, but it can happen to almost anyone. If you regularly drink several cups of tea in one sitting, excess caffeine may not be to blame.
Any kind of tea can put you to sleep
You might not know it, but the type of tea you drink doesn’t necessarily matter when it comes to your sleep. Any type of tea can make you sleepy.
Some people specifically talk about black tea making them sleepy, but other teas can have the same effects on people. For example, chamomile tea is one of the most popular types of tea people turn to when they want to sleep, and it’s a caffeine-free herbal tea.
Some teas may be more effective at putting you to sleep than others, but all teas have the potential to make people tired. This is not necessarily a unique facet of black tea.
It’s really just the relaxing nature of drinking tea and the fact that you’re drinking something that hot. Drinking tea is so soothing that it will put you in the mood to want to take a nap.
You may notice that you won’t always feel sleepy after drinking tea, either. Sometimes it happens to people, but sometimes it feels great.
It could be that you haven’t had enough tea to fall asleep or that something else in your system is keeping you alert. The most important thing to remember from this is that the type of tea you drink can sometimes make you feel tired.
Tea is great for sleeping and relaxing
Either way, tea is something that is great for relaxing. You can make yourself some tea when you are sleepy and it will probably be easier to go to bed.
This may not be the case if you don’t have a caffeine tolerance, as caffeine can make you more alert. However, there are teas that do not contain caffeine that will help you sleep better.
Just enjoy your tea and know that you are not alone if you often feel sleepy after drinking it. Many people consider this to be an advantage rather than a setback.
I have a bachelor’s degree in film/video/media studies and an associate’s degree in communications. I started producing music videos and recordings almost 15 years ago. I’m a guitarist and bassist in southwest Michigan and have been in several different bands since 2009. In 2012 I also started making custom guitars and basses in my home workshop. When I’m home, I enjoy spending time with my three pets (a dog, a cat, and a snake) and gardening in my backyard.
Share this message: