Tart Cherry Juice: A New Sleep Aid?

If you have issues sleeping at night, you aren’t alone. Sleep problems are at all-time highs in today’s society. Sleep interruptions and disturbances can be caused by all sorts of factors including your sleeping position, stress and even more serious problems, such as underlying sleep disorders. Sleep apnea and insomnia are common sleep disorders that are known to negatively impact how well and how much we sleep at night.

In some cases, bad sleep can be easily remedied. A simple changing of your sleeping position can allow you to sleep better. Stress relief methods may also help. One of the most recent remedies for sleep problems involves drinking tart cherry juice. Researchers at the Northumbria University School of Life Sciences have found that tart cherry juice may have the power to cure insomnia in some people. Their research showed that ingesting tart cherry juice increases the amount of melatonin in the body, while improving overall sleep efficiency.

Treatment Not Meant for All Patients

While the research conducted at Northumbria University School of Life Sciences may have provided a new promising and effective treatment for bad sleep, researchers note that tart cherry juice is not the answer for all patients, especially for those who continue to suffer from bad sleep. In the event that poor sleep continues, it is likely that a more serious underlying condition, such as sleep apnea, may be the ultimate cause..

If at-home and alternative remedies do not fix your sleep problems, now is the time to learn more about sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. For more information, contact Dr. Roubal’s office today.