Having trouble sleeping? Most people have the ability to lay their heads down on a pillow and doze off immediately, while others have difficulty falling asleep and believe that some kind of wine or sleeping tablet will help them. Well, think again, not even counting sheep would help you sleep at night. Try natural drinks and see how this will help you sleep and have an energize day after a good night’s rest.
Here is a list of 3 natural drinks to help you sleep at night:
Cherry juice and vanilla drink
Cherries are incredibly rich in melatonin, the hormone responsible for regulating our sleep-wake cycles, so indulging in a glass of the tart but sweet ruby-red liquid every morning and night will help you keep your sleep schedule on track. A drop of vanilla essence can provide aromatherapy benefits that will help you doze off.
Fresh chamomile or lavender tea
This tea promotes the combination of two of the most relaxing and calming drinks. It’s not exactly identified exactly what in the chamomile gives it its relaxing effects, but some research has shown that a component in the chamomile called apigenin can bind to GABA receptors in the brain, creating a mild response similar to anti-anxiety medication, such as Xanax, does. GABA is the second common amino acid in the body and plays a huge role in our central nervous system, calming us down and, helping us relax into sleep. With the addition of lavender it induces drowsiness causing you to doze off into sleeping mode
Warm milky drink
The idea that warm milk helps you fall asleep didn’t come from nowhere, as people over the centuries could tell you it really does work, but not for the modern-day reason that states it makes you sleepy because of tryptophan. Either way you look at it, there’s something about it that makes falling asleep a breeze. Add some nutmeg and honey to the warm milk. Nutmeg is a very powerful spice and should be drank safely though it is a good natural sleep-aid, thanks to several chemical components that act similar to tranquilizers-just stick to a quarter teaspoon or less.
Then add some honey, as honey creates a spike in insulin, which drives tryptophan across the blood-brain barrier. It is then converted into serotonin, which in darkness is converted in to melatonin in the pineal gland in our brain. The result is that as night-time approaches, you have more melatonin to tell your body and you are ready to have a peaceful nights rest.
Many people have trouble sleeping at some stage in their lives, but if you calm yourself down and try one of these drinks to help you sleep there would be no more problems. Sleeping helps people energize and we need energy to get through the day so get the hours of sleep that you need to feel rejuvenated and take the next day as it comes, energized and fresh. So there you have it, try these drinks for a good nights sleep.
Cleo Andrews is a writer for HealthShop.co.za the leading supplier of juicers in South Africa.