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Try The Sleepy Girl Mocktail Recipe Trend!

Try The Sleepy Girl Mocktail Recipe Trend!

Sleepy girl mocktail recipes are trending. Read on to learn why, and how you can try these!

By Lora O’Brien

I can’t remember the last time I had a decent night’s sleep. And sleep is essential for our overall health and wellbeing. I mean, we spend a third of our lives asleep. And yet some of us really struggle to get a restful sleep – myself included!

I’ll admit, I’ve fallen into some bad habits before bed. Staying up too late, scrolling social media right before sleeping, or watching a Netflix series in bed. But even without flooding my body with blue light before bed, I still struggle to get a restful sleep. My brain never shuts off and I’m tossing and turning so much that when my alarm eventually goes off, it feels like I barely slept.

So, when I discovered the TikTok sleepy girl mocktail trend, I was intrigued to say the least! A drink recipe to sip on before bed to help induce a deep and restful sleep without the need for sleep aids? Yes, please!

What’s causing our sleep to suffer?

Before we get into those sleepy girl mocktails, let’s take a look at why our sleep may be suffering.

If you feel alone in your sleep struggles then you may be comforted to know that around 50-70 million people suffer from sleep disorders, with insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy being the three main reasons. But medical diagnosis aside, many of us have adopted poor habits that are really causing our sleep to suffer. Stress, poor diets, lack of experience to name a few, and the worst offender? Screens.

We’re staying up too late and engaging in stimulating activities right up until the moment we sleep. Whether it’s our phone, iPad or TV, staring at a screen at nighttime signals to your brain that you need to stay awake. The blue light that emits from the screen affects your melatonin levels which causes us to stay wide awake. Not to mention doomscrolling literally prevents you from being present with your thoughts and emotions which can impact your mental health.

Our bedroom environment matters, too. A bedroom should be cool, dark and comfortable when we sleep. Use black out curtains to make the room darker easily, and open a window or use a fan to keep the air cool.

Some other ways to naturally induce sleep is to put the phone away 1-2 hours before bed so your body can begin resting. Journalling, reading or some somatic exercises are great ways to help the body to relax and unwind before sleep.

Herbs to make you sleepy

Skip the synthetic medicines promising you a blissful night’s sleep! Mother Nature has given us the gift of perfect sleep in the form of herbs. Which we can easily add to sleepy girl mocktail drinks!

Herbs have been used for centuries to promote and support overall health and wellness, and they’re especially great at helping the body unwind and relax before sleep.

Not sure where to start? Below are 6 best of the best herbs to help you sleep and relax:


Valerian root has been a supplement for insomnia and depression since ancient times. It is generally dried into a tea, tincture, capsule, or tablet.


Likely one of the most popular herbs for relaxation, lavender is beloved for its soothing and aromatic scent. It’s also used in many ways to help induce sleep, from lavender-infused bath salts and pillow spray to herbal teas.


Chamomile is a natural remedy to reduce inflammation, help insomnia and even aid with anxiety. The presence of the antioxidant apigenin binds to specific receptors in the brain helping to decrease anxiety and allow you to sleep restfully.


This flower is used to promote relaxation and calm the mind. It contains GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter which can have a calming effect on the nervous system. And looks beautiful in a sleepy girl mocktail!

Lemon balm

The a citrusy herb that belongs to the mint family. It’s popularly used in aromatherapy but you can also buy the balm leaves and use them to make a herbal tea. Doing so will calm anxiety, and restlessness and improve sleep quality.

California Poppy

California Poppy has been renowned as a natural way to combat restlessness and anxiety, working as a powerful sleeping aid.

Ready to try some delish pre-bed mocktails that will send you off to the Land of Nod? Read on!

1. The Original Sleepy Girl Mocktail

This original Sleepy Girl mocktail recipe uses a potent mix of herbs such as passionflower, skullcap and ashwagandha which are used to naturally relax the nervous system and encourage a night of deep sleep. But the tart cherry base will also do wonders for your sleep since it contains high levels of melatonin.

Get the recipe here.

original sleepy girl mocktail

2. Citrus Adrenal Cocktail

Adrenal cocktails have been another trend lately, and for good reason! They’re made from a slew of essential minerals, potassium and vitamin C to hydrate the body. So, whether you’re feeling burned out, stressed or you just want something delicious to sip on, this citrus mocktail will have you feeling like a new woman.

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Get the recipe here.

Try The Sleepy Girl Mocktail Recipe Trend!

3. Blueberry, Lavender & Chamomile Mocktail

This Blueberry Lavender Chamomile sleepy girl mocktail offers the perfect balance between earthy tea and sweeter fruit. Plus, the lavender and chamomile are the perfect addition to help your body to unwind ready for sleep.

Get the recipe here.

sleepy girl mocktail

4. Orange Echinacea Tonic

Boost your immune system with this healing mocktail tonic. It’s loaded with fresh flavours from the lemon, turmeric and ginger, while the echinacea tea helps to boost the immune system! Perfect if you’ve not been feeling 100%.

Get the recipe here.

5. Lemon, Ginger & Lavender Toddy

Enjoy the comforting warmth of this vegan Lemon, Ginger & Lavender ‘Hot Toddy’ whether it be during the day or at night. Its soothing flavours and floral notes make it ideal for helping the body to unwind and relax into a peaceful sleep.

Get the recipe here.

Main image:  Cozy Chamomile Tea & Lavender Mocktail. Get the recipe here.

Lora O'Brien
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