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Summary: Here are 10 drinks that can help you naturally fall asleep.
Sleep has been a topic of conversation for years. We all know it’s good for our mental and physical health and yet most of us struggle to get enough. Sleep is important because it helps both our body and mind restore themselves overnight. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, sleep allows your brain to prepare for the next day, improves learning, and even allows parts of your brain that help with problem solving to become more active. A lack of sleep can mean you have trouble making decisions, keeping emotions under control, and potentially increasing feelings of depression.
Physically, sleep allows your body to repair heart and blood vessels, balance hunger hormones, release growth hormones and improve your immune system. A lack of sleep is linked to an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke.
So now that you know sleep is important, what about when you can’t sleep even if you try? When you’re actually able to be in bed for the right amount of time but end up tossing and turning throughout the night, it can be incredibly frustrating.
Before you turn to sleep-aid medications, there are a few “old school” remedies that you could try. If you want to go a more natural route with something homemade, try one of these delicious drinks the next time you’re struggling with your sleep:
*You can click the link to find both the recipe and the ingredients that specifically help with sleep, relaxation and reducing restlessness.
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