A little too frequently, we find ourselves lying in bed wide awake, overcome with exhaustion but unable to sleep. When there’s a lot on our minds, we may toss and turn for hours before relaxing and finally falling asleep. It’s recommended that adults get seven to eight hours of sleep every night, but for many of us, that doesn’t happen very often.
There are a number of reasons you may not be able to sleep. Maybe you’ve been staring at a computer screen for hours or you’ve had sugar or caffeine too close to bedtime or you’re overly stressed about work or school. It happens to the best of us, but sipping certain drinks before bed can calm your mind and help you unwind.
Drinking tart cherry juice twice a day, once in the morning and once two hours before bedtime, can help regulate your sleep cycle. Having a glass of milk before bed can help you relax and can induce sleep. And coconut water, a good source of potassium and magnesium, can lower stress levels and relax your muscles. Click through our slideshow to find out which drinks can help you sleep.