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Go Red Before Bed with the Tart Cherry Juice 14-Day Sleep Challenge
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.
THE BENEFITS OF TART CHERRY JUICE
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.
TAKE YOUR OWN TART CHERRY JUICE CHALLENGE
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?
ABOUT THE TART CHERRY JUICE SLEEP CHALLENGE
GET MORE INFORMATION ON SLEEP RESEARCH
Get more information on sleep research at ChooseCherries.com
WHERE TO BUY AND LEARN MORE ABOUT TART CHERRY JUICE
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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STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES AND A GIVEAWAY
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?
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