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Go Red Before Bed with the Tart Cherry Juice 14-Day Sleep Challenge

tart cherries logoI am someone who has a touch of insomnia and I don't always get a good night's sleep. I am constantly searching for ways that can help me get a better sleep each night.

Did you know that tart cherry juice can help improve quality of  sleep?

I am participating in the Tart Cherry Juice 14-Day Sleep Challenge. The 14-day challenge coincides with the end of Daylight Saving Time and the beginning of Standard Time which happens the first weekend of November.

Research shows that switching from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time can compromise sleep rhythms and I have to say that this happens to me every single year. And, with nearly 1/3 of all Americans suffering from sleep disturbances and sales of over- the-counter sleep aids on the rise, now is the time to rethink your sleep and consider more natural ways to get a good night’s rest. Tart Cherry Juice may be just the thing to help you.

It’s not just the quantity of sleep that counts. The quality of your sleep – also known as sleep efficiency – may be even more important. Tart cherries, a natural source of melatonin, may be able to help increase overall sleep efficiency plus a morning and evening ritual of tart cherry juice may help you enhance sleep efficiency. My husband and I will be drinking Tart Cherry Juice twice a day as part of this challenge.

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Sleep disturbances impact overall health, and is considered an important risk factor for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other health problems. I know that when I don't get enough sleep, I am cranky, stressed and unproductive. Added to the fact that Americans spend more than $84 million on over-the-counter sleep aids each year, leaving many searching for cost-effective, natural ways to help manage their conditions, I know that I need to do something about my insomnia.

Incorporating tart cherry juice into your diet twice a day, either in the form of two 8-ounce glasses of juice or two 1-ounce shots of tart cherry concentrate is an easy and natural way to add a source of melatonin to your diet. Adding tart cherries to your routine may help you naturally get a good night’s sleep. My husband and I are really excited to try this challenge out.

Research has shown that tart cherry juice may help improve the quality and duration of sleep, reduce the severity of insomnia and increase overall sleep efficiency. How great is that? Look at this info:

  • In one study, adults who drank two daily glasses of tart cherry juice slept about 40 minutes longer, on average and had up to 6 percent increase in sleep efficiency.
  • Researchers also found that drinking tart cherry juice daily helped reduce the severity of insomnia and time spent awake after going to sleep.
  • In another study, researchers found that drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks helped increase sleep time by nearly 90 minutes among older adults with insomnia.


Join us in the challenge by trying a glass of tart cherry juice when you wake up and when you go to bed for two weeks, or by drinking at least an ounce of tart cherry concentrate twice a day – either in a smoothie, or as a “shot”. Can you do it?


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Get more information on sleep research at ChooseCherries.com


You can find tart cherry juice in the grocery store and online. For more ways on how to Go Red Before Bed, and to learn more about the many health benefits of tart cherries, visit www.choosecherries.com.


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I will continue to bring you updates about this challenge. The next update will also have a fun sleep challenge giveaway.

Have you tried Tart Cherry Juice or would try it?

I am participating in sponsored post series and have been provided with tart cherry product and a FitBit to facilitate your participation in the sleep challenge as well as payment for your posts.

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26 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. My husband has a lot of trouble sleeping, so I am definitely going to tell him about this.

  2. I have trouble sleeping at times, this would be great for me. And I am sure it tastes wonderful!

  3. I have never heard about this but I am intrigued! I have trouble sleeping sometimes and this would be a great remedy to try out. Thanks!

  4. This is a really great idea. I’m going to give this a shot. I don’t have trouble sleeping, but better sleep is always appreciated.

  5. I had not heard of using Tart Cherry Juice to help with sleep before. I think I may need to give it a shot and see if it helps me.

  6. I had no idea that tart cherry juice was so good for me. I’ll have to give this a try.

  7. I am always having trouble sleeping. I’m interested to see if this would work! I’ve never heard of tart cherry juice!

  8. So very interesting, wow! My husband just started drinking cherry juice, it really helps his gout!

  9. Dandi D

    I have never tried tart cherries, but they sound really great!

  10. How interesting! I had no idea but would certainly try tart cherry juice to help my sleep.

  11. Pauline Cabrera

    Oh! I didn’t know this ’til now. I was once insomniac so this is great.

  12. i keep reading more and more about how cherry juice and cherries have so many great health benefits. i’ll have to tell my mom about this as she has trouble sleeping.

  13. This sounds like something that could benefit my hubby and I both. We each have trouble staying a sleep and wind up waking up feeling like we never slept.

  14. I’ve never heard this connection, but I’m all for a good night’s sleep. I’d totally try it!

  15. Pam

    I hope that I helps you! I have problems with insomnia as well, and I have tried just about everything! I´ve had good results with melatonin!

  16. Ann Bacciaglia

    This is something i really need to do. I always find i have trouble sleeping when the clocks change,

  17. I never knew tart cherries had so many beneficial sleep properties. As it is, I already love the taste of tart cherries, so it would very easy for me to incorporate this into my daily routine.

  18. I had heard tart cherry juice was good, but I had no idea it was this beneficial. I better get some.

  19. I have never heard of Tart Cherry juice before! Sounds like it is totally worth a try!

  20. Shauna

    I have never heard of Tart Cherry but would love to give it a try. I have been a zombie for years and need to figure out how to get a good night sleep. Totally need to look into this.

  21. My friend was just mentioning her troubles sleeping. I’m going to recommend she try this.

  22. ellen beck

    I have heard so man good things about cherriees latlely I would love to be able to eat them more often.I really like the tart cherry juice it really is good .

  23. I love cherry juice! Had no idea it was so great for you. I will have to try this before bed and see how it works.

  24. I am not familiar with this but boy does it sound good! I bet my kids would enjoy this.

  25. This sounds interesting and I might just have to try it out. I don’t sleep good. I normally wake up after about 5 hours of sleep and can’t go back to sleep so I am usually up EARLY!

  26. Thanks for these tips! I love learning about new and healthy ways to induce sleep.

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