Did you drink milk for dinner as a child? If so, your parents likely gave it to you because they wanted you to benefit from the nutrition milk provides. What they may have not known is just how much milk can help you get a good night’s rest. Many people consume a glass of milk in the morning or with a bowl of breakfast cereal. Have you ever considered drinking it before bed? Milk may just help you have sweeter dreams. Continue reading to find out why!

Why you should drink milk before bed

If you struggle to fall asleep, this is for you. Milk contains an amino acid known as tryptophan. This amino acid helps to induce sleep. Milk also contains melatonin. The hormone regulates the sleep-wake cycle. If you are having a tough time getting a good night’s sleep, drink a full glass of milk before bed or try one of the alternatives below.

Alternatives to bedtime milk

If you don’t like the idea of having a plain glass of milk before bedtime, there are other ways you can enjoy the sleep-inducing properties in milk. Consider trying a caffeine-free chai. Instead of water, brew the chai in milk. You can also drink chocolate milk or have a small bowl of cereal after dinner to get a good night’s sleep. As long as you consume some sort of dairy product before bed, you should experience sounder sleep. Whether it’s cheese or a glass of chocolate milk, expect to be snoozing peacefully in no time! 

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