Why a spoonful of honey before bed can help you to sleep

Herbal sleep tea with honey aids a good night sleep

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.

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