We all know that a quality 7 hours of sleep is the least and bare minimum requirement. But there are certain things that keep us up all night. For some, these reasons can be family affairs, domestic issues, and chores. And for the sheer part, endless social media scrolling is the major cause of insomnia.
However, insomnia can be natural as well. Sometimes you just lie in bed and wait for hours to fall asleep and spend a good quarter of the night without falling asleep. Or, your mind roams here and there, and numberless thoughts haunt your mind. Consequently, you fail to get a quality night’s rest.
Despite much medical research and technological advancements, all solutions to insomnia have failed – either completely or partially. Experts have come up with the beverages that you drink before a few hours of a night’s sleep have enormous impacts on the quality of your sleep.
Here are three drinks that will help you in quality rest and will allow you to sleep like a rabbit:
“Water is the only natural antidote to insomnia,” suggests the author of the bestselling book Sleep Solution, Chris Winter. You probably would have noticed people who keep water at their bedside at night. The reason is it keeps your body hydrated and has no side effects – as it is sugar-free and calorie-free. In turn, this results in a quality night’s sleep.
Nonetheless, Chris suggests consuming a sheer amount of water during the day to get quality sleep at night. Consuming water at night may interfere with your sleep by making you frequent bathroom runs.
2. Herbal Teas
Herbal tea is another expert-backed beverage that helps in overcoming insomnia. Generally speaking, consuming tea can help your body in releasing dopamine. Meaning you will spontaneously feel good about yourself, as it kicks out the negative energies from you. Consequently, you become stress-free. With that said, who can sleep better than a stress-free man? Of course, no one.
However, Chris specifically suggests Herbal tea as it decreases and lowers Cortisol levels. As it lowers your body’s stress level, you are very likely to get a quality night’s rest. On top of that, good-quality herbal teas also keep you jubilant and proactive throughout the day as well. So, make herbal tea your permanent companion and make the most out of you day and night.
3. Drinking Cherry Juice twice a day
Another beverage that heals insomnia is Cherry Juice. A tart cherry juice keeps the body energized throughout the day and can help in getting a quality night’s sleep. Dieticians recommend drinking “any juice” to overcome insomnia.
However, The American Journal of Therapeutics conducted dedicated research on 100 adults who had insomnia. The researchers offered 50 of the adult participants a glass of cherry juice two times a day for three weeks. At the end of the three weeks, the researchers compared the quality of the sleep. Turned out that the adults who drank cherry juice twice a day slept 2 hours more than the ones who didn’t. So, make drinking cherry juice a part of your diet and see how it whisks away your insomnia.