Sleep and energy balance are essential for health. In fact, a good night’s sleep is one of the three pillars of good health along with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
There are many natural alternative remedies to help you sleep well. Below are five drinks to help you relax, balance your body, so that you get a good night’s sleep.
1. Chamomile Tea
Studies have shown that drinking a cup of Chamomile tea can help you sleep better. Why? Because chamomile contains glycine, an amino acid that relaxes nerves and muscles and acts like a mild sedative.
2. Lavender Tea
A calming cup of Lavender tea is an old-school remedies to treat insomnia. It helps promoting relaxation and reduces blood pressure. Be sure the tea is decaffeinated, or seek out one that is made to aid with sleep.
3. Cherry Juice
Cherry juice is a natural source of melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle. Take half a glass (100ml) of Cherry juice in the morning and night to help you fall asleep faster. Although this juice has not been associated with any side effects, we recommend not to drink more than one cup per day due to its sugar content.
4. Coconut Water
Though coconut water is often advertised as an energy-boosting drink, it may also help you sleep better. However thanks to its high potassium and magnesium contents, it’s the perfect drink right before going to bed.
A glass of milk is also a popular home remedy to relieve insomnia. This is because milk contains theanine, a known stress reducer and sleep improver, which when released into the brain produces serotonin—a serenity-boosting neurotransmitter, to help you fall asleep.
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