While a stiff alcoholic drink might calm you for the moment and ease you off to sleep, it actually doesn’t give you the sleep your body needs. It only makes you sleep at a superficial level and can slow you down the next day. If you really want to sleep better, switch to drinks with properties that make your body feel in seventh heaven.
Junk the booze and try these healthy drinks for good sleep and a refreshed you:
Chamomile has been recommended by experts for a very long time for those who suffer from insomnia. The tea is very soothing and calming, and of course, is caffeine-free. It is also nicknamed as “sleep tea” because of its efficacy. You could also go for a chamomile- lavender blend.
A soothing cup of decaffeinated green tea is highly beneficial in a number of ways including getting a good night’s sleep. Green tea contains the amino acids, theanine, which has proven to be important for a healthy night’s sleep.
We tend to think of coconut water as being a stimulating, refreshing drink. But it is actually your best friend when it comes to getting a good night's sleep. High in magnesium and great for rehydrating, fresh coconut water will help you sleep like a baby. Try having every day and see the result.
Research has shown that drinking a glass of cherry juice in the morning and another in the evening can help you get an extra hour of sleep. That is because cherries are rich in melatonine, the sleep hormone.
A banana smoothie is a great drink to sip before going to bed. It is nourishing and soothing as contains serotonin that helps sleep soundly and magnesium which relaxes muscles. For a super healthy and satisfying banana smoothie, simply blend half of a ripe banana with 1 tablespoon of almond butter or just put one tea-spoon honey,1/2 cup of soy or almond milk and blend until smooth.
Warm milk can help lull you to sleep. You could add turmeric even if the taste is not pleasant it is good for health or have it with a little cocoa. You could also just have it with a teaspoon of honey and before you know it, sweet dreams will follow.