Sleep deprived? Drink tart cherry juice before bed!

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How It Works

Within an hour of going to bed (but before you brush your teeth!) drink a small cup of tart cherry juice, which is packed with anti-oxidants and melatonin.

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I'm that person who's on her phone or laptop when she should be sleeping. Work + parenting + sleep deprivation = not a good combination. I've tried meditating before bed, which is lovely but doesn't put me to sleep. And if I try reading, I'll stay awake for as long as it takes to finish the book. A friend tipped me off to drinking tart cherry juice an hour or so before getting into bed, and I've been doing it now for 2 weeks. And ... voila! I go to sleep. Here's a link to the research.


Note that you want to get pure tart cherry juice that doesn't have any added sugar. Health food stores and even several mainstream grocers carry it.

What do you think?

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By Shawn
15 - Community Member
5 years ago

I’ve also found that a magnesium supplement or drink also provides me a perfect night of sleep. Will give tart cherry drink a try as well! Thanks for sharing.

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