Drinking Before Bed – What to Drink?

In this article we will share with you some tips about drinking before bed, concentrating on the question what to drink before bed.

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Drinking before bed – water, milk, tea or juice!?

1. Drinking water before bed

Drinking water before bed is one of the best ways to keep your body healthy. By drinking water before bed, you keep your body hydrated throughout the night. Water also keeps your hormones, energy levels and muscles balanced at night. Studies have shown that people who drink water before bed sleep more soundly and consistently. It is suggested to drink up to one glass of water before going to bed.

Read also about the health benefits of drinking water daily.

2. Drinking milk before bed

There are many reasons why drinking milk before bed is good for your body. Milk is high in protein and your body will absorb the maximum amount of protein while you are sleeping. By drinking milk, you also reduce your snack related cravings. Milk also contains tryptophan, which is sleep inducing amino acid. Just keep one thing in mind – scientifically it is not proven that milk helps you to sleep better.

3. Drinking chamomile tea before bed

Chamomile tea can be beneficial if you have troubles of sleeping. Chamomile contains chemical called chrysin. It relaxes muscles, relieves anxiety and leads to better and deeper sleep.

Read also about other herbal sleep aids.

4. Drinking cherry juice before bed

Studies have shown that drinking one or two classes of cherry juice before bed improves your sleep quality. Cherry juice increases the level of melatonin in your body. Melatonin helps your body to regulate sleep cycles.

When drinking milk, tea or cherry juice before going to bed, remember two things:

  • don´t drink too much, one or maximum two classes are enough
  • wash your teeth afterwards.

What are your experiences in terms of drinking before bed – what drinks help you to sleep better.
Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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