People divided over ‘sleepy girl mocktail’ that helps with the ‘best night’s sleep ever’
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TikTokers are divided over the viral ‘sleepy girl mocktail' that supposedly gives people the ‘best night’s sleep ever’.
Almost one in five in the UK aren’t getting enough sleep, latest research suggests, and people will try just about anything to try and get a good night's kip.
From swapping your phone for a book to avoiding caffeine before bed, there's all different ways you might be able to improve your sleeping pattern.
However, the latest craze seems to be a new 'sleepy girl mocktail' that some people are referring to as a 'life-saver'.
TikTok influencers tend to use just three ingredients to put together their drink.
First is pure tart cherry juice, followed by a bit of magnesium powder, and a small amount of soda.
Wellness influencer Gracie Norton claims the drink helped her have ‘the best night’s sleep ever’.
While Calee Shea said the drink ‘has [her] in a chokehold’ and is 'literally so good'.
"There is some evidence to suggest that consuming pure tart cherry juice may help promote sleepiness and improve sleep quality. Tart cherries are a natural source of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle," Martin Seeley, Sleep Expert and CEO of MattressNextDay, said.
"A 2010 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that consuming tart cherry juice increased melatonin levels and improved sleep quality in adults with insomnia.
"Another study published in the same journal in 2018 found that drinking tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks improved sleep quality and duration in adults over the age of 50.
"While more research is needed to fully understand the effects of tart cherry juice on sleep, these studies suggest that consuming pure tart cherry juice may be a natural way to promote sleepiness and improve sleep quality.
"Magnesium is a mineral that plays a crucial role in many bodily functions, including the regulation of sleep.
"Magnesium is involved in the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle, and it also helps relax the muscles and calm the nervous system."
Although the drink is becoming somewhat of a trend, not everyone is convinced.
"I’d get the s**ts," one user commented, while another added: "Can’t take straight melatonin gummies or pills, but a half a glass of tart cherry juice is just enough. Still have weird dreams tho."
"I tried this last night and didn’t sleep at all," someone else said.