While many know that golden milk is often seen as a caffeine-free alternative to replace your daily cup of joe, the spices found in our Citrine Sundays turmeric wellness blend can also aid in getting a good night's rest (making it the perfect nightcap before bed). Here are six helpful reasons a nightly golden milk can help aid in catching your beauty sleep.
Keeps Inflammatory Messengers In Check
Only recently has turmeric become widely recognized as the go-to anti-inflammatory superstar, but ginger and cinnamon are also key in keeping inflammation in check. Lack of sleep can also trigger an inflammation response, so getting the recommended 8 hours per night is essential to giving your body enough time to heal and recover.
Increase Those “Happy Hormones”
Serotonin helps your body produce melatonin, which is necessary in helping regulate your sleep cycle. Did you know stress is also a cause of depleted serotonin? Turmeric can increase serotonin levels, making an evening cup of golden milk the perfect way to help your body and mind unwind before drifting off to dreamland.
Maintenance Check On Your Liver
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, they say the liver is most active in the very early hours of the morning. Ever wake up at the same time in the middle of the night (usually between 1am - 3am)? It could be your liver waking you up because it’s working a little harder to detoxify. (Maybe one too many cocktails or junk food the night before?) Turmeric can help clear cholesterol from the liver and flush out those toxins to help keep your sleep uninterrupted through the night and your liver in check.
Golden Gut For Days
Most likely, if your brain thinks there’s still food in our stomach it won’t produce melatonin, which is essential for a good night's rest. If you’ve ever eaten something to upset your stomach or if your intestinal lining isn’t as healthy as it could be (leaky gut, anyone?) inflammation signals can spread to your nervous system, making it harder to fall or stay asleep. Black pepper, ginger, and turmeric all help with digestion and moving that food out!
Keep Blood Sugar Levels At Bay
It can be an ongoing cycle of lack of sleep that increases your blood sugar levels, therefore disrupting a good night’s sleep. Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and pink Himalayan salt can all help to regulate blood sugar levels.
Not getting the recommended hours of sleep can affect your hormones being in balance. Lack of sleep raises not only the risk for chronic health issues but can also be the culprit for unexplained weight gain and more. So drink up an evening cup of gold to keep your hormones healthy and in harmony!
Find out how to make our evening golden milk recipe here.
Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or medical professional for advice on treating chronic issues or sleeping disorders.