Bedtime Routine, FTW

Ahhh Bedfordshire. My favorite town.

I don’t even know how this became a thing, but every night we have tea time before bed.

Just looking at this box can put me to sleep…

Specifically Yogi Kava Stress Relief tea. It wasn’t always Kava Stress Relief—it used to be Yogi Bedtime (NOT Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime, which tastes like slightly dusty water), but one day, the farmer’s market had run out of Bedtime, so we got Kava Stress Relief instead, and it’s been Kava Stress Relief ever since.

I can’t remember what Bedtime tastes like anymore, but I know it was good, and I also know Sleepytime is not a tolerable stand-in.

Kava Stress Relief has kava, of course, and also cinnamon, carob, sarsaparilla, ginger, and cardamom. Carob may be an unacceptable substitute for chocolate (sorry, children of the 70s)—“Pinnacle of dietary suffering” seems extreme, but I was also inflicted with terrible health foods as a child so I can commiserate. I’m looking at you, gelatinous-yet somehow-extraordinarily-watery-and-full-of-strange-husks brown rice. *shudder*—but in this case, it really does give the tea a chocolaty-chocolate-like flavor. The carob. Oh, did you lose track of what I was talking about? So did I.


After tea time, I’ve been occasionally taking Fountain The Happy Molecule, which, as I’ve mentioned before, does NOT give me a burst of energy, and in fact does the opposite, putting me to sleep. I don’t need it, but. It’s nice. I like it. I will take it until it’s gone, and I may or may not buy it again.

Natrol Melatonin Fast Dissolve Tablets

Tea time ushers in the time and season for bed (possibly while watching an old episode of 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, or Community), and a Natrol Melatonin Fast Dissolve Tablet happens minutes before I actually go to sleep. You can’t take your melatonin and then go going around. You take your melatonin and close your eyes and go to sleep, traveling to Bedfordshire. Mmmmmm. Bedfordshire.







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