WHY does warm milk act as a sleeping pill?

 

WHY does warm milk act as a sleeping pill?
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Drinking warm milk before bed may promote sleep, according to scientific research.

 In a study of people over 60, those who drank fermented milk for three weeks woke up less at night. Those who consumed warm milk and honey for three days reported sleeping better than those who did not.

 If you have trouble falling asleep, drinking milk may be helpful. In a study of individuals aged 65 and older, those who exercised more and drank more milk reported falling asleep more easily than those who did not.

 Why Does Warm Milk Make You Sleepy?

 Tryptophan may be responsible for the sleep-inducing properties of milk. There is evidence that tryptophan-rich foods improve sleep and mood in the elderly.

 Tryptophan is essential for the synthesis of serotonin and melatonin. The neurotransmitter serotonin influences mood, cognitive reasoning, and memory. Melatonin is a hormone that your body secretes in response to darkness to help you feel sleepy at night.

 Milk from cows that are milked at night has a lot of melatonin as well as tryptophan.

 Although only animal studies have been conducted on this night milk to date, it may induce greater slumber in humans than regular milk.

 Is it bad to drink milk before bed?

 It does not appear that drinking milk before bed has documented adverse effects on the majority of people. However, some individuals may wish to avoid milk.

 If you have an allergy to dairy, can't handle lactose, or have irritable bowel syndrome, which is made worse by dairy, you probably shouldn't use milk to help you sleep.

 If you have a lactose intolerance, you might want to choose foods that don't contain dairy.

 Some may be concerned that drinking milk before bedtime will cause weight gain. However, research indicates that a glass of milk before bedtime may promote fitness. According to one study, drinking milk after exercise and before bed aids in muscle recovery. According to a second study, drinking milk before bed increases a person's resting metabolic rate, or the rate at which they burn calories at rest, the following morning.

 Some sleepers may fear that drinking milk before bed will cause them to snore. Contrary to popular belief, evidence suggests that drinking milk does not increase mucus production.

 

 

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