Manuka Honey can help you get a sweet night sleep. Consumed just before bed, there are two ways that honey can assist your sleep.
· Honey helps your brain release melatonin – the hormone released by the pineal gland in the brain at night. Melatonin is associated with control of the sleep-wake cycle. Honey is said to promote melatonin formation helping to initiate sleep as well as promote the release of hormones that facilitate whole body recovery during sleep
· Honey can provide your brain with an easily accessed fuel source during the night. More specifically it replenishes your liver’s glycogen levels. A low level of glycogen can tell your brain that its time to eat, causing you to wake during the night.
On a personal Note:
After suffering a head injury during a mountain biking accident I now have problems with insomnia. My new go-to? A cup of Healtheries Sleep Tea sweetened with a spoon of Kare Manuka honey before bedtime. It doesn’t work every night…. but it certainly has helped.