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Will This Viral Mocktail Really Help You Sleep?

Two cherry mocktails sitting on a counter.

People have tried endless remedies in the quest for a restful night’s sleep. Anything from herbal teas to warm milk and even coconut water has been suggested at some point to help you snooze. But what about a viral mocktail specifically designed to promote better sleep?

Let me introduce you to the “Sleepy Girl Mocktail,” a trending concoction that has gained popularity for its soothing ingredients and calming effects.

The Sleepy Girl Mocktail is a blend of natural ingredients believed to have sleep-enhancing properties. Its primary components include tart cherry juice, magnesium powder, and a splash of something sparkling—you could use prebiotic soda or sparkling water.

Fans of this mocktail recipe claim that these ingredients work synergistically to relax the mind and body, facilitating a more peaceful slumber. But does it work…or is it another sleepy beverage trend?

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It’s worth keeping in mind that experiences with this beverage may vary from person to person. Sleep is personal and we all have different needs and preferences. There’s no guarantee that it will help improve your sleep…but there is evidence to suggest that the ingredient mix should help sleep.

Tart cherry juice is a liquid rich in melatonin—which, if you don’t already know, is a hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles. This juice also contains tryptophan and polyphenol antioxidants which are believed to play a role in supporting the duration and quality of sleep.

As for magnesium powder, magnesium is known for its muscle-relaxing effects and potential to improve sleep quality. Not only that, but adding magnesium to your cherry juice can help kickstart your feelings of sleepiness since magnesium helps regulate melatonin.

Where this recipe gets a little dicey is in the addition of soda or a sparkling beverage. These ingredients tend to increase digestive discomfort with symptoms like bloating and gassiness. This does the opposite of improving the sleeping experience.

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Another thing to consider when weighing the sleep-boosting effects of this beverage your nightly routine. Engaging in a regular bedtime ritual can help prepare your body and mind for sleep, especially as you create a habit.

That means that if you make a mocktail as part of your regular night routine, you may signal to your brain that it’s time to unwind and prepare for rest. Simply making the cocktail can end up relaxing you if it always comes before bedtime.

If you’re experiencing chronic sleep issues, it’s worth consulting a healthcare professional or sleep specialist who can offer personalized advice tailored to your specific needs. Remember the best way to get better sleep varies among individuals based on needs and preferences.

Abbey Ryan Abbey Ryan
Abbey Ryan is a storyteller, preferably of stories in written form. Across the 5 years of her professional writing career, her work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Amazon, The Medical News Today, and more. When she's not writing (which is rare), she's likely traveling, painting, or on the hunt for a good snack. Read Full Bio »
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