6 Drinks That Improve Sleep

Proper sleep in today’s hectic and fast-paced world is very difficult to come by. Despite the large amount of evidence that numerous research studies have provided about sleep, it is still an underrated and easily dismissed part of health for many people. The recommended seven to eight hours of sleep has been shown to help prevent some types of cancers, cardiovascular diseases and also helps in weight loss.

There are a number of ways to remedy this, including drinking the right things. One advantage of drinking to sleep better is that it is not as laborious and time consuming as other remedies such as eating or exercising, and it is also a very enjoyable and fun thing to do.

The following are six drinks that can help remedy sleep disorders.

1. Milk

Milk contains the protein amino acid tryptophan, which is an essential agent in the production of melatonin – the hormone responsible for sleep, and serotonin – a neurotransmitter with powerful relaxing effects. Milk also contains potassium, another mineral known for its relaxing effects, which makes it easier to fall asleep.

Magnesium is also contained in milk, which helps the body to cope with the circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is the body’s internal clock, which helps the body to sleep at the right time.

2. Cherry juice

Cherries are famous for their relaxing effects. This is because they contain melatonin, which gets into the blood stream and raises the blood’s melatonin levels and induces sleep.

3. Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is another beverage known for its relaxing effects. It contains glycine, an amino acid that helps to relax the nerves. This relaxation helps the body to fall asleep easier and quicker.

4. Passion-fruit tea

Passion-fruit tea, according to an Australian study, helps to cure some sleep disorders. It contains harman alkaloids, which prompts your nervous system to make you feel tired and sleepy.

5. Orange juice

Orange juice naturally contains high amounts of melatonin that can raise blood melatonin levels, just like cherry juice.

6. Hemp milk

This plant based, non-dairy milk is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, one of the only groups of fat good for your health and making you fall asleep. Omega 3s are essential components for the sleep hormone melatonin, and hence hemp milk increases blood melatonin levels, which makes it easier for you to fall asleep.

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