If you find that you just can’t fall asleep at night, try drinking two glasses of cherry juice a day to help you drift off faster at night. A quarter of all Americans suffer from some kind of sleeping disorder, so you are not alone. Watch this video to find out more about sleeping disorders.
If you can’t sleep, try drinking tart cherry juice. A study by University of Pennsylvania and University of Rochester found that tart cherries increased the body’s supply of melatonin, the chemical in your brain that helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.
“Cherries contain melatonin, a natural antioxidant with a well-documented history of helping to regulate the sleep-wake cycle” says WebMD.
According to WebMD, the study looked at the sleep habits of 15 “adults who drank 8 ounces of tart cherry juice in the morning and evening for two weeks.” The adults then drank 8 ounces of juice without cherry for two weeks and found that there was a “significant reduction in reported insomnia severity during the weeks when they drank the cherry juice. The adults saved about 17 minutes of wake time after going to sleep, on average, when drinking cherry juice daily compared to when they were drinking the other non-cherry beverage.”
Did they find a natural way to get a little more shut eye? Put it to the test. Try drinking at least 8 ounces of tart cherry juice (or eat a bowl full of cherries) and see if you sleep better at night.
This article is a source of information only and should not be considered as a replacement for talking with your doctor about your health. Talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise or weight loss plan (like a diet). This is important if you have any medical conditions. Your health care provider can help you with your weight loss goals and make sure the diet plan you have in mind is a good choice for you.