Drinks That Can Help You Sleep
There are fewer things more stressful than trying to get to sleep and failing. You can feel overwhelmed with countless thoughts barraging around your head, creating all sorts of anxious ideas. If this is the case for you then there are several drinks that can help you sleep and some are also known to reduce anxiety.
Good sleep is just a ‘hop’, skip and a jump away
Hops has a long history in being a nutritious herb. It has been known to calm the mind and body, as well as cleansing and healing it too. Though most commonly known for their use in beer and other alcoholic beverages, hops can be made into a tea and can help induce sleep.
Sleep is a ‘Cherry’ nice thing to get
Getting into a morning and evening ritual of drinking a tart cherry juice can help improve the quality and duration of your sleep. Cherry juice has a natural source of melatonin which is a hormone important in regulating your sleep-wake cycle.
When it comes to sleep, there’s no if’s or but’s. Only ‘coconuts’
Coconut water is often associated with being an energy boosting drink, but it can also help you sleep better. Coconuts contain a good source of potassium and magnesium. These are both helpful in relaxing your muscles. They also consist of a small amount of B vitamins which are useful in reducing stress.
Valerian could be the ‘root’ to getting your sleep
Valerian root is one of the most common ingredients in natural sleep remedies. This is due to its strong sedative qualities. These can be found in a number of traditional herbal sleep remedies, such as Lunox Liquid. Valerian tea can help relieve pain and is another natural product with anxiety reducing properties. It can, however, become addictive so it is important to not have too much.
What kind of bees make milk…?
Possibly the most well-known of the drinks that can help sleep is milk and honey. Though there is no real scientific evidence supporting the benefits of milk and honey to improving sleep, it is believed that the mixture may help sleep as milk contains both melatonin and tryptophan. Both of these are important for getting a good night’s sleep. The honey will help by raising your insulin levels, allowing the tryptophan to reach the brain more easily.
Struggling with persistent sleeping problems can affect your health and other areas of your life. If you are experience any type of sleep disorder, it’s a good idea to seek help and advice from your doctor or local pharmacist.
As sleep is a very personal time for a person, what may work for one person, may not for another. If you have any of your own drink recipes that you’d like to share, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.