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Tart cherry juice increases sleep time by 39 minutes
Saturday, February 01, 2020 11:19 am Email this article
Tart cherry juice shortened the amount of time to fall asleep from 31 minutes to 21 minutes, and increases sleep time by 39 minutes according to a study of 10 men and 10 women.
Tart cherry juice contains melatonin.
Subjects consumed 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of tart cherry juice within 30 minutes of wakening, and 30 minutes before the evening meal.
I do not understand the reasoning for this timing.
I would think that you would want to take it within an hour of going to bed.
Howatson G, Bell PG, Tallent J, Middleton B, McHugh MP, and Ellis J. Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality. Eur J Nutr, 2012 Dec; 51(8): 909-916.
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Ellis School of Life Sciences
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
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