Salt and Honey - The Unexpected Sleep Cure!
As a nutritionist, people often ask me about melatonin. Or they ask about magnesium. Or they ask about how to get better sleep. How to fall asleep faster. How to STAY asleep instead of waking up in the middle of the night.
As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, my first response is always a food-based solution. Supplements are wonderful, but if I can help you resolve a concern through a couple of basic household ingredients, I will!
So here's the deal. If you are having trouble falling asleep, try this. If you have trouble STAYING asleep. Try this. If you need better quality sleep -- TRY THIS. Get the idea?
All you need is a little raw honey and some pink himalayan salt! Yep! That's it. TWO INGREDIENTS!
Some people make a small batch to have on hand, I personally just mix a little every time I want to take some.
Take a bit of raw honey on a spoon (I prefer a wooden spoon) and top it off with the salt. The ratio should be 5:1, honey: salt. Let it absorb for a few seconds on the tongue, and then head off to bed!
The most it's ever taken me post honey treatment is about 30 minutes to fall asleep. It's usually much faster!
So why does this work? Well, the salt has a ton of delicious minerals that help you relax and fall asleep. Pink himalayan salt is rich in magnesium, which converts to melatonin. The honey is a great clean source of glucose, which your body needs for all that recovery and repair it does overnight.
That's it! Let me know if you try it!