Nighttime milk recipe for a peaceful bedtime


Brewing a bedtime drink can signal to our frazzled mind and body that it’s time to unwind and prepare for rest.

But there may be more to the age-old recommendation of warm milk for those struggling to sleep. Milk contains an amino acid called tryptophan, which plays an important role in the production of melatonin – the sleep-inducing hormones our body begins to release as the sun sets.

Here we’ve added chamomile and lavender for an extra blissful bedtime. Both of these calming herbs are famed for their soothing benefits, and can help us unwind.

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  • 400ml milk
  • 1 tsp dried lavender
  • 1 tbsp dried chamomile flowers or a chamomile teabag
  • 1 tsp raw honey


  1. Put all the ingredients into a small saucepan and heat gently for 10 minutes to infuse.
  2. Strain through a sieve and serve warm.