If you are currently suffering with insomnia you have to try this milk and honey mixture. It has been the best remedy to help you sleep for ages, you only need to consume one cup before going to sleep and you’ll sleep light never before. Honey and milk both have been used for insomnia and sleeplessness. Individually, they are both effective, but the effects are strengthened when taken together.
Most doctors recommend sleeping 7- 9 hours every night. By not receiving enough sleep at night you can increase the chances of having heart disease, stroke diabetes, high blood pressure and even extra unwanted weight. When you don’t have enough sleep at night is also lowers cognitive function, sex drive, encourages bad memory and can develop depression.
It is of the utmost importance to get a healthy amount of sleep, which is why we are presenting to you an amazing natural mixture that will help you combat sleepless nights without all of the side effects caused by store-bought sleep aids such as Nyquil.
The best part about this sleep aid is that it consists of two things that you probably already have in your kitchen: milk and honey. Before finding out how to make this sleep aid let us explain to you why these two ingredients are so great for a good night’s sleep.
Everybody knows that milk is a great source of calcium, a nutrient that is vital for many of the body’s natural functions. But did you know that the calcium found in milk can also help you get a good night’s sleep?
This is because calcium increases the bodys secretion of melatonin. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced by the body’s pineal gland, and it helps control your sleep cycles. The more melatonin your body produces, the more likely of a chance you will have at getting a good night’s sleep.
Many people consume some type of form of honey before going to sleep when they are sick with a cold or sore throat, it has been proven that honey does indeed sooth sore throats and works as a cough suppressant, letting people sleep better while they are sick. But there is another reason why honey helps people sleep, and you don’t have to be sick to reap its benefits.
The reason that honey allows you to sleep better is from the amino acid it contains called L-tryptophan. L- tryptophan isn’t something that the body produces naturally but it has been used for decades as a sleep aid for people with anxiety and people with sleep apnea to continue breathing while they sleep.
So, now that you know the amazing benefits of milk and honey when it comes to getting a good sleep, here is how you can make this amazing natural sleep aid.
- One teaspoon of honey
- Six ounces of milk
- One drop of vanilla extract
If you are lactose intolerant you can switch out cow milk with almond or soy milk as it gives the same effect.
Heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don’t let it get to a boil as this will create an unpleasant layer of “skin” on top of the milk. Pour it into a glass and mix in the honey with it while it is still hot. Add one drop of vanilla extract for taste.
Drink this mixture every night before going to bed to ensure you get at least 8 hours of sleep.
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