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Sleepy Girl Mocktail: How to Make the Viral TikTok Drink – Experts Reveal Benefits

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As we stride further into 2024 and embrace the essence of our “hot girl” era, the focus is on prioritising fitness, home comforts, and beauty sleep. One trend said to be great for our sleep is “The Sleepy Girl Mocktail”.

According to a study, 1 in 3 adults suffers from insomnia. With that in mind, Mattress Online can reveal why “The Sleepy Girl Mocktail” is good for our sleep and nighttime routines. They have also revealed an exclusive new “Sleepy Mocktail” for you to try, the Pillow Colada.

Struggling with sleep? You’re not alone.

Approximately one-third of adults aren’t getting the amount of sleep we require, but “The Sleepy Girl Mocktail” may be able to help. Originally shared by creator Gracie Norton, her TikTok video showcasing the mocktail recipe has garnered over 1 million views and over 100 thousand likes.

If you’re curious to experience the potential benefits for yourself and inch closer to that coveted eight hours of sleep or more, here’s how to make it:

  • Ice
  • Pure tart cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon of magnesium powder
  • Lemon-flavored soda or sparkling water

The benefits of the Sleepy Girl Mocktail

  • The tart cherry. Tart cherry juice is known to contain melatonin, a sleep hormone often taken as a supplement to aid with sleep. The hypothesis is that incorporating this juice into your bedtime routine may augment the melatonin your body naturally produces, meaning a quicker transition into sleep.
  • The magnesium. Research indicates that magnesium supplementation can be effective in addressing primary insomnia and impacting sleep duration.

The Pillow Colada

Mattress Online has also devised their own new mocktail for us sleepy girls to try.

  • Ice
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Coconut Water
  • 1 tablespoon of magnesium powder

Pineapple juice, with melatonin, can boost melatonin levels, aiding in the sleep/wake cycle. Coconut water, abundant in magnesium, potassium, and stress-reducing vitamin B, promotes better sleep.

Currently, the measurements allow for some flexibility and can be adjusted to suit your preferences. However, regardless of the specific proportions you choose for your juice, magnesium powder, and water blend, it’s important to remember Mattress Online’s advice on the safe daily intake of magnesium (400mg daily, on average). Also, be sure to consider the other beverages and foods you’ve consumed throughout the day too.

Other foods that Mattress Online recommends to help you sleep

  • Carbohydrates (such as pasta and rice). Despite their negative reputation, carbs are essential for our diets and can contribute to improved sleep. They increase the availability of tryptophan, an amino acid that produces melatonin. Opt for complex carbs like brown rice or whole grains to avoid blood sugar spikes.
  • B vitamins (from protein sources like poultry and nuts). Crucial for brain function, B vitamins are involved in melatonin production. A slight deficiency can disrupt sleep. Vitamin B12, found in animal-based foods, is crucial; for vegans, focus on high-quality protein sources like nuts and lentils.
  • Melatonin (from plant foods, such as peppers). While the body produces melatonin naturally, certain plant-based foods, including vegetables (especially peppers), mushrooms, legumes, and select berries, contain melatonin with natural sedative properties.
  • Magnesium Sources (seeds like pumpkin, hemp, sesame, sunflower, flaxseeds, almonds, and dried thyme). Essential for muscle relaxation, magnesium enhances melatonin secretion, promoting better sleep.
  • Zinc (found in oats, wheat germ, sesame seeds, oysters, meat, and eggs). Linked to improved sleep quality, zinc intake from various sources can contribute to a better night’s sleep.
  • Supplements and sleep. Some supplements containing ingredients such as sugar or caffeine have the potential to interfere with sleep. It is recommended to refrain from consuming vitamin B, multivitamins, energy herbs, vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin C close to bedtime. For optimal absorption and to avoid late-night cravings and potential indigestion, it is advisable to take fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) with meals during breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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