Not getting a good night’s sleep can spiral your day into absolute chaos. Right on the onset, you become easily irritated and less tolerant of things you usually don’t pay attention to.
There are so many ways available today to cure restless sleep, but drinking the right juice remains to be one of the simplest and effective.
There are so many juice recipes available on the internet for just about anything you or your body needs, including a cure for insomnia. The problem is not all of them are credible.
Some of them even recommend adding beets as the main ingredient for an anti-insomnia juice. If you’re not well acquainted with the benefits of beets, this fruit is actually used to gain more energy.
Facts about Insomnia
Let us first start with what insomnia is and how can it negatively affect your body and your daily performance. According to Mayo Clinic, Insomnia is sleep disorder common to a lot of people these days “that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep”.
The fact that it’s common doesn’t mean that it is commonly treated as well. Most people just try to shrug this off and get on with their busy lives. Even if you can keep your calm when you don’t have enough sleep, your body is taking its toll. It is unable to regenerate at night which can lead to wearing it down faster than normal.
Insomnia may be caused by a lot of different factors, but perhaps the most common are stress. On the initial occurrence of any stressful situation, the body and mind suddenly become alert. It is part of our survival instinct.
If your nervous system isn’t calmed down by the time you’re about to go to bed, you’re in for a night of tossing and turning.
Even if your entire day went well, your eating habits can get in the way of your sleep. This is the reason why doctors recommend to having a light dinner. A high blood sugar level can keep you awake. Your body needs to regulate the sugar level and to do this, it must convert them to energy.
Apple Celery Juice
This juice is so simple to make that even beginners to juicing can do it. The ingredients are so easy to obtain that you can buy it from any grocery stores.
Since it’s best to drink the juice immediately after making it, it is highly recommended to use a masticating juicer for this. You don’t want to be waking yourself up with the loud noise. If you don’t have a slow juicer, then just create the juice with your centrifugal juicer ahead of time preferably before you take that hot bath.
Why Does This Juice Recipe Work?
I believe that learning the ingredients is just half of the process. You need to understand what each of these does as well. This will allow you to customize the recipe in the future.
You’ll notice that this is how I normally write my recipe articles, which is more informative and has more value. This is one of the reasons why I created this site in the first place.
Now is the fun part of understanding the benefits you get from the fruits and veggies in the recipe. Why do they work and how do they actually help in fighting insomnia.
When you can’t help but have another serving of your hearty dinner, you might end up with a heartburn. Apple is one of the best ways to cure heartburn. Consequently, heartburn is on of the causes of insomnia as well.
One of the best nutrients found in an apple is found in their skins. Polyphenols in apples help to regulate the breaking down of carbs and are great for lowering blood sugar levels. With this nutrient working on your body as you sleep, you can be sure that there are no energy spikes that might wake you up in the middle of your sleep.
This is why adding a whole apple to your juicer is one way of making sure you don’t lose on this benefit. You don’t need to peel the skin at all.
Celery is included in the ingredients because of these two qualities. It lowers blood pressure and calms the nervous system.
If you’re feeling out of sorts, chump on a few celery stalks and witness how it can easily calm you down. Not all of us loves to eat raw celery though, so it’s best to add it to the juice.
A high blood pressure is usually caused by handling too much stress. Even if the entire situation has calmed down, your body needs help to reset back to normal. Nutrients from celery can naturally help lower blood pressure.
The best way to start the momentum of a deep and undisturbed sleep is to be relaxed even before you go to bed. You can certainly have a nice hot bath, to begin with, but drinking a juice specifically made to cure insomnia accelerates the process.
Lettuce is included in this recipe because of its active substance called lactucin. This opium-like substance helps to induce sleep by sedating the nervous system. You are literally drugged naturally.
That is why it is recommended to just have salads for dinner, preferably with lettuce as an ingredient. You don’t only get to have a light dinner but you’re sure to be sedated enough to sleep well.
Wrapping It Up
I’m sure you’ll immediately see improvements in your sleep when you start drinking this Anti-Insomnia Juice. It gets better if you do it on a regular basis. After drinking, allow some time to relax in bed before lying down. Allow the juice to work its way to your system. Happy Juicing!