2 Effects Of Drinking Milk Before Going To Bed At Night

The full scope and link between milk and sleep pattern has not been fully understood, some people opine that milk directly affects your sleep positively while others are waiting on a more detailed research to back that statement up, well, at this point I’ll serve you what has been found out. Milk, being a nutrient-packed dairy product is healthy for human consumption, it contains nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins that are good for tackling different health issues.


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The nutrients in milk include

√ Vitamin D

√ Calcium

√ Selenium

√ Potassium

√ Vitamin B12

√ Vitamin B2

√ Vitamin B1

√ Zinc

√ Vitamin A and more.

With such valuable nutrients, milk has good health benefits but today’s topic is tilted towards the effects of drinking milk at night, talking about sleep and how our milk intake may affect it. The effects of milk at night may even be negative, who knows? I guess there’s one way to find out.


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According to the information I got from Healthline, all indicators are in the positive direction as regards drinking milk at night, it has been tagged a good dairy product to consume at night before going to bed, why is it good and what effects does milk have on those who consume it at night?

1. It may help some people fall asleep faster.

This effect may not necessarily happen to everyone who drinks milk at night but it happens to some people, probably due to the chemical composition of milk or the psychological effect the ritual of drinking milk at night has on the person. Speaking of psychological effects, some people grew up with drinking a glass of milk at night as a habit, who knows if it helps them sleep faster, well if it does then the purpose is achieved.


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The specifics as it regards the chemical effect is unclear but some experts are of the opinion that both the chemical composition and psychological effect of milk may help some people fall asleep faster at night.

2. It may promote healthy sleep cycles.

In terms of a healthy sleep cycle, milk contains certain compounds that can help it, the compounds are melatonin and tryptophan. Tryptophan works to produce serotonin, serotonin works as a precursor for the secretion of melatonin (sleep hormone), as well as promoting relaxation and boosting our mood.


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On another end is the sleep hormone, melatonin, which helps prepare your body to enter a sleep cycle and helps regulate your circadian rhythm. (Source: Healthline).

The downside to the effects of drinking milk at night is that just a glass of milk may not contain enough melatonin or tryptophan to cause these effects, this is, the production of melatonin and the correction of a bad sleep cycle or pattern.



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