5 Healthy Bedtime Drinks To Get A Good Night's Sleep

There are a string of beverages that you can have at bedtime, which can induce sleep in an equally effective way

Neha Grover  |  Updated: April 15, 2019 13:23 IST

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5 Healthy Bedtime Drinks To Get A Good Night's Sleep
Highlights
  • Insomnia is a more common problem than we know
  • There are a string of beverages that can induce sleep
  • Caffeinated drinks, alcohol and sugary drinks should be avoided



Struggling to fall asleep every day? We wait to hit the bed right after a hectic day in the hope of just dozing away to dreams. Instead, we lie awake in our bed with eyes wide open just waiting for sleep to come by. Insomnia is a more common problem than we know. Many people suffer from sleep disorders like sleep apnea or insomnia, which leads to other health-related issues. Sleep deprived body cannot function properly and the lack of focus caused by a drowsy mind leads to failure in carrying out day-to-day work. Some people spend the night tossing and turning in their beds, while others may not get as much as shut-eye. 

There are plenty of foods that can help you catch up on your sleep. But dietitians also suggest not eating anything right before sleep time. So, there are a string of beverages that you can have at bedtime, which can induce sleep in an equally effective way. 


Here's a list of some drinks that can help you get a good night's sleep - 


Warm Milk 

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Milk is swarmed with calcium and also contains a compound called serotonin

According to Ayurveda Expert Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, "From an Ayurvedic perspective, warm milk may come to great help in getting sound sleep." Dearth of calcium in the body is one of the major reasons of insomnia. Milk is swarmed with calcium and also contains a compound called serotonin, which bring peace and relaxation to the mind. 



Coconut Water 

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Coconut water, which contains magnesium and potassium in abundance, calms down the mind 

An analysis carried out in the year 2006 in the journal 'Medical Hypothesis' suggests that lack of magnesium can lead to depression and anxiety. Coconut water, which contains magnesium and potassium in abundance, calms down the mind. 


Banana Shake 

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Blend banana and milk, add sugar or honey to it

Bananas have abounding magnesium, potassium as well as tryptophan, an amino acid that produces sleep-inducing compound, serotonin. Blend banana and milk, add sugar or honey to it and have this delicious drink to put yourself in a good mood and eventually in a sweet sleep

Almond And Saffron Milk 

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Add a few strands of saffron to cold or warm almond milk

Almond milk contains all vital nutrients that are known to alleviate stress and tension. Add a few strands of saffron to cold or warm almond milk. It will enhance the nerve-regulating properties of the milk. 

Chamomile Tea 

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Chamomile is naturally sedative in nature

Chamomile naturally contains a sedative element called flavonoid apigenin that puts the mind at ease and rows it away to deep sleep. 



Bear in mind that caffeinated drinks, alcohol and sugary drinks may spike up energy levels making it difficult to fall asleep. Steer clear of those and try the above-mentioned drinks to recharge your body during a peaceful sleep




Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.


 

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