Monday, August 18, 2008

Need a Good Night's Sleep - Got Milk?

As we've already established, sleep is one of the easiest things you can do to aid in your weight loss. But with the extremely busy, stressful lives many of us lead, a good night's sleep can be as elusive as the rumored pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

While there are many sleep aids, many can become addictive and have unpleasant side effects. One of the most natural and cheapest sleep aids is a glass of warm milk. Milk helps promote better sleep and tastes pretty good to boot. Yes, the simple remedy your momma gave you as a child can still work for you as an adult.

Not realizing that her goal was to put me to bed quick, my mother used to give me warm milk and cookies at bed time just about every night. And yes - I slept like the baby I was. So if you want to sleep like a baby - drink up - 'cause that good night sleep could turn into a great day on the scale.

6 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Being dog-tired normally works for me. If I'm busy, busy, and add a workout or two during the day, then I'm asleep before my head hits the pillow. :-)

bigmamassugar said...

I first found out about milk and sleepiness from my mom. When I was a young mother, I could not get my kids to sleep consistently. My mom suggested milk and that did the trick. Warm milk worked for one of my daughters, better than cold.

LadyBanana said...

Warm milk makes me feel sick...

aybi said...

i agree. a glass of warm milk, can easily put my hyper kids to bed.

Don said...

I need to run out to the store and get all the milk and cookies I can find, cause I have severe trouble sleeping. Sometimes it's decent, other times it's scary.

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