Drink cherry juice before bed for a better sleep, study shows

You can get a better night of sleep by taking a swig of cherry juice, than from that nightcap of fermented grapes. It turns out that Montmorency cherry juice contains high levels of melatonin, a natural hormone responsible for regulating our internal body clock. People with sleep issues commonly take this hormone in pill form, but experts say that the tart cherry juice works just as well. One study examined the effects the special cherry juice had on insomniacs. Eight participants were told to drink two glasses of Montmorency cherry juice per day — one in the morning and one right before bed. Compared to the placebo, the cherry juice group ended up averaging an extra 1 hour and 24 minutes of quality sleep time per night. So what is so special about Montmorency cherries? For starters, these little red wonders contain 40 percent of your daily recommended vitamin A (cell regeneration and vision).…