Having Problem Sleeping?
Studies have shown that many sleep disorder such as insomniacs has low levels of circulating melatonin, which may be the cause, or a contributor, to their sleep problems.
Insomnia, or sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired or experience poor sleep quality, where stage 3 (or delta) sleep, which has restorative properties, is not reached. Such sleep disturbances can cause significant distress and may cause problems in social, occupational, educational and other areas of the sufferer’s life.
Insomnia has a variety of causes. Use of psychoactive drugs (including caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and medications) are regularly the cause of insomnia. Hormone shifts; stress, anxiety and other mental disorders; shift work and jet lag; poor sleep hygiene (noise, heat, poor bedding, light) and painful conditions like arthritis, can also keep people awake, or contribute to a bad night’s sleep. Keen athletes may also suffer from exercise-induced insomnia in the form of prolonged sleep onset latency.
Montmorency cherries are one of the few known food sources of melatonin. A natural compound produced in the brain’s pineal gland that controls the body’s natural sleep cycles and circadian rhythms. Montmorency cherries are one of the few known food sources of melatonin.
How Montmorency Cherries Help?
Research shows drinking CherryActive can improve the quality and quality of your sleep
Studies have shown that many sleep disorder such as insomniacs has low levels of circulating melatonin, which may be the cause, or a contributor, to their sleep problems. Studies show that drinking Montmorency cherry juice may signiﬁcantly improve the quantity and quality of sleep.
Montmorency cherries are one of the few known food sources of melatonin, a natural compound produced in the brain’s pineal gland, to control the body’s natural sleep cycles and circadian rhythms. Many insomniacs have low levels of circulating melatonin, which may be a cause, or contributor, to their sleep problems. Inflammation may also play a part in insomnia. Montmorency cherry’s anti-inflammatory properties may also therefore play a part in aiding a good night’s sleep.
A 2010 study carried out by the School of Life Sciences at Northumbria University found that Montmorency cherry juice increases levels of melatonin in the body. Volunteers drank 30ml of either Montmorency cherry juice concentrate or a placebo juice twice a day for seven days. Participants wore sensors that monitored their sleep-wake cycles and kept a daily diary on their sleeping patterns. Those who had the cherry juice saw an increase of 25 minutes in their total sleep time and a six per cent increase in sleep quality.
A 2014 study carried out by Louisiana State University in the US found that for older people with insomnia drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks helped increase sleep time by nearly 90 minutes.
As well as the high melatonin content in Montomorency cherries, they believe the sleep benefits also stem from the ruby red pigments in tart cherry juice, known as proanthocyanidins.
In the reports “These natural polyphenolic compounds are especially abundant in Montmorency tart cherries. In the study, tart cherry juice helped to increase the availability of tryptophan, an essential amino acid and a precursor to serotonin that helps with sleep.
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