What happens when you drink matcha at night?
If you don’t have time to drink matcha during the day, why don’t you try drinking matcha at night?
The act of preparing a bowl of matcha in the evening is just as relaxing it during the day but the results will vary. You’re taking matcha in the morning for the caffeine that gets you in the zone which is the last thing you’d want when you want to sleep.
Despite that, you can still drink matcha at night, and it still does amazing things.
Get a good night’s sleep
Have you ever wondered why you’re offered tea when you receive bad news, anxious or worried?
It’s not just out of politeness but tea actually soothes your nerves to ease the tension you’re feeling and that’s due to an amino acid that’s abundant in matcha, L-theanine, that increases alpha brain waves and decrease beta waves.
Alpha waves are present when you’re relaxed and your brain is in ‘idle’ mode while beta waves occur when your brain is in active thinking mode, so this means that matcha is lulling your body to wind down and relax.
And this is precisely why a bowl of matcha at night will help you get better sleep. Most of the time when we slip into bed, our heads are still buzzing with loud thoughts that keep you up at night.
Sipping matcha before bed will help your brain shut up so you can slip into the state of sleepiness. You’re almost guaranteed a good 8 hours of sleep.
Sleeping well matters because research shown it has a direct impact on your metabolism. With a healthy metabolism, your body stays in good shape and glowing skin while weight gain is linked to insufficient sleep.
Reduces the risk of stroke
After combing through existing research regarding the tea consumption and stroke which involved 4378 strokes among 194 965 individuals, a 2009 study found out that consuming 3 cups of tea a day reduced the risk of stroke by 21% compared to those who took less than 1 cup a day.
What does matcha do that prevents a stroke? How does a stroke even happen?
There are two types of strokes: when fat from the arteries break off and travel to the brain which blocks blood circulation (Ischemic stroke) or a blood vessel in the brain balloons and bursts (Hemorrhagic stroke).
According to a study, matcha increases the production of nitric acid that spurs vasolidation, the process of widening blood vessels, which improves blood flow.
Wake up feeling fresh
The quality of sleep matters too. How many times have you tucked in early but still end up tossing around in bed and waking up at odd hours of the night? Even worse, have you slept through your alarm because of this?
As matcha helps you fall asleep, it just as well helps you wake up. When you feel like not getting up in the morning, it’s a sign that your body has insufficient stimulants.
Matcha supplies the right kind of stimulants to help ease you out of your sleep state. People who drink matcha before bed say slept like babies through the night and wake up alert and energetic.
As you can see, a lot of amazing things that benefit your mind and body happen when you drink matcha at night. That just proves that day or night, matcha tea gives you nothing but the best.