Unsure whether you are springing forward or falling back? The change in time can mess with the body’s internal clock and only increase your potential for confusion!
Now, ChooseCherries.com has gathered evidence that says tart cherries will boost the body’s own supply of melatonin, which helps regulate the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
Produced naturally by the body in small amounts, melatonin plays a role in inducing sleepiness at night and wakefulness during the day. Studies cited by ChooseCherries say that tart cherries are one of the few known researched food sources of melatonin. They add:
Â· Eating tart cherries may increase sleep efficiency, including decreasing the time it takes to fall asleep.
Â· Melatonin may also be helpful for treating jet lag, as well as sleep-onset insomnia in older adults with a melatonin deficiency.
So, time change or not, perhaps its time to wake up and taste the cherries!