A large percentage of Americans struggle to either fall asleep or to stay asleep preventing them from getting the regenerative sleep they need to be healthy. Sleep is a very important process where the body repairs damage to muscle, replenishes enzymes and balances hormones. All of these are important for good overall health.
If you are doing everything else right, not eating a large meal before bed, cutting off caffeine before noon and avoiding blue light (screens) for an hour before bed and still having problems sleeping you might want to try this smoothie recipe. It contains nutrients that specifically aid the body in the formation of the sleep hormone melatonin and gives the body a small blood sugar spike and subsequent drop right before you go to bed which will promote deeper, more regenerative sleep.
The Sleep Smoothie
2 tablespoons tart cherry concentrate
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
1/4 cup raspberries
1-2 cups almond milk
Add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Drink roughly 30 minutes before you plan to go to sleep.
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