You might not think of raw honey as a natural sleep aid, but it’s a very potent natural insomnia remedy.
It’s so potent, that honey has become the main ingredient in most homemade drinks to help insomnia because it has so many sleep benefits.
These sleep benefits include fueling the liver all throughout the night, which keeps your body and mind from waking up suddenly; we have all been there.
Honey will also activate your production of melatonin and serotonin in your brain, along with releasing tryptophan in your brain.
“Serotonin is a brain biochemical that promotes restful sleep, well-being, and satiety.
When serotonin levels are low, people often experience depression, anxiety, insomnia, and the urge to overeat.
The amino acid tryptophan is needed to produce serotonin in the body”- www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2008/4/Why-Aging-People-Become…/Page-01.
Make sure to buy the unfiltered raw honey because most popular brands of honeys are not really honey at all, the honey bear containers are just filled with
high fructose corn syrup and water.
“An ancient Chinese saying calls for “eating honey every night,” and European folk healers have recommended drinking a cup of warm milk with a teaspoon of honey before bedtime since the Middle Ages.
Another old-fashioned remedy is to take two teaspoons of cider vinegar with two teaspoons of honey in a glass of warm water before bedtime.
Traditional Mexican healers have long prescribed a teaspoon of raw honey in a cup of warm té de manzanilla, or chamomile tea.
Variations that are said to induce sleep include a teaspoon of honey in a cup of hot water, a teaspoon of honey in a cup of passionflower tea, or simply a smear of
honey on a peanut butter sandwich before bedtime.
Scottish pharmacist, researcher and author Mike McInnis author of The Hibernation Diet believes that honey improves and lengthens restorative sleep by at least three mechanisms.
When taken before bedtime, honey:
- ensures adequate liver glycogen stores for eight hours of sleep (this prevents or limits the early morning release of two stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline)
- stabilizes blood sugar levels
- contributes to the release of melatonin, the hormone required for both recovery and rebuilding of body tissues during rest
Melatonin promotes the release of growth hormone, which governs all of recovery physiology.
This is the key first step in recovery or restorative physiology that occurs overnight which fully supports the theory that honey, and sleep are linked”-
Now you know what to do, get your honey on!
Try these unfiltered raw honey resources:
- Nature Nate's 100% Pure Raw & Unfiltered Honey in a 32-oz. dispenser is a perfect recipe sweetener and sugar substitute; certified Gluten Free, OU Kosher certified
- Serving Size - 1 tbsp
- Certified Organic, Gluten Free, US Grade A, OU Kosher certified and reliably produced without the use of herbicides, antibodies, industrial crop pesticides or add-in processed fillers; 32-oz bottle
- One 32 oz. raw wildflower honey squeeze bottle
- Raw & Unfiltered
- To keep the honey just as nature Intended, Nature Nate's gently warms the strained honey to retain the Vitamin C, protein, pollen composition, antioxidants, iron and fiber
- 100% Pure, Pesticide Free, Delicious USDA Organic Honey
- 100% raw and unfiltered
- HONEST BEEKEEPING - We pride ourselves on delivering the best quality honey possible. We do all our own beekeeping and packaging in order to guarantee the best tasting 100% American honey, from our bees to your table.
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