For all those of you suffering from insomnia, drinking a glass of cherry juice twice a day may be just what you need for a good night’s sleep, according to latest study!
The researchers at the University of Rochester, New York, found that having a glass of unsweetened cherry juice in the morning and evening regularly, helped people enjoy better sleep.
The study lead, Psychiatrist Dr. Wilfre Pigeon, said that the effect of cherry juice is largely due to the presence of high content of melatonin in the fruit, the hormone which regulates the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
The researchers arrived at this conclusion after analyzing sleep patterns of participants in two phases. During the first phases, the volunteers were given cherry juice both morning and evening, and in the second phase they were given a comparable fruit juice.
Curing insomnia is one of the biggest health challenges of modern age. About one in four adults suffer from insomnia and sleep less than five hours every night.
“Considering the side-effects of certain medications, it is encouraging to have a natural alternative,” Pigeon said.
The results of the findings are published in the Journal of Medicinal Food.