Trouble Sleeping? Try Honey , It works!
A teaspoon or two of honey before bedtime promotes a restorative sleep.
Honey has been used as a popular remedy to induce sleep for thousands of years. An ancient Chinese saying calls for “eating honey every night,” and European folklore recommended drinking a cup of warm milk with a teaspoon of honey before bed since the middle Ages.
Here’s why: Some researchers suggest that a teaspoon or two of honey before bed ensures a restorative sleep. The human liver stores about eight hours of glycogen, an important brain food. If you eat supper at 6 pm, by about 2 am your brain releases a stress hormone called cortisol. Cortisol scavenges the body, melts muscle tissue and converts it into glycogen to feed the brain. When released, cortisol causes the heart to beat faster and raises glucose insulin levels in the blood.
Honey at night fuels the liver with glucose and fructose, which is absorbed slowly – thus providing a restful sleep and preventing the release of cortisol. It also Contributes to the release of melatonin, the hormone required for recovery and rebuilding of body tissues during rest. Honey’s low glycemic index may enable diabetics to also enjoy the reputed sleep benefits.
Application and Conclusion: After an early evening meal, a tablespoon or two of honey prior to bed will activate the sleep cycle and the recovery cycle. With honey before bedtime, sleep quality is improved, recovery, fat burning physiology is optimized, and the chronic release of adrenal stress hormones is inhibited.
If you can’t sleep tonight, try 1-2 Tsp. of Honey
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