Eating Tart Montmorency Cherries for a Good Night’s Sleep

by admin on April 24, 2013

Organic Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate 16 fl oz (474 ml) LiquidWe all know what it’s like to not be able to get to sleep, or not get a good night’s rest even if we do get to sleep. A recent survey showed that over 50% of people in the U.S. suffer from sleep disturbance and inability to fall asleep at least 3 nights a week. Now, for those tired eyes, there is relief in sight.

A recent scientific study investigated whether drinking tart cherry juice concentrate could improve sleep quality. The researchers gave healthy adults concentrated juice from tart Montmorency cherries to drink for 7 days. Compared to non-juice drinkers, the cherry juice drinkers had significantly elevated levels of melatonin. Importantly, the juice drinkers had significant increases in total sleep time, time in bed and better sleep efficiency. The study suggests that drinking juice concentrate from tart cherries can make the difference in quality of sleep and length of time spent sleeping in healthy women and men. Also, it can be beneficial for those fighting with disturbed sleep.

Dynamic Health 100% Pure Organic Certified Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate, 16-Ounce

To get the cherries that can help you with sleep, you’ll need to identify types of cherries at the store, as the different types of cherries have somewhat different nutritional properties. How many different kinds of cherries are there?  There are two species, wild (or sweet) cherry, and sour cherry, and within each of these are many cultivated varieties. The Montmorency cherry is the most popular variety of sour cherry in the US and is grown mostly in the eastern and Midwestern states. It’s used in cherry pies, jams, preserves, in dried form, and as cherry juice and juice concentrate. You can grab some tart cherry juice concentrate from Amazon, and try it for a great night’s sleep.

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