What are the sleep benefits of Sleepy Hot Chocolate?
Cocoa powder: The health benefits of cocoa powder are becoming more known and more popular. Cocoa powder contains:
- Theobromine, which lowers blood pressure, increases blood flow, balances brain chemistry and increases oxygen to the brain, which all helps insomnia.
- Magnesium, essential to relaxing the muscles and helping issues like restless leg syndrome.
- Serotonin and Tryptophan. The body uses tryptophan and serotonin to make melatonin, the sleep cycle hormone.
Glycine: Glycine has a calming effect on your brain and could help you fall and stay asleep by lowering your core body temperature. Research in people with sleep issues has shown that taking some glycine before bed decreases how long it takes to fall asleep, enhances sleep quality.
L-tryptophan: We added extra l-tryptophan which is used by the body to create melatonin and serotonin which promotes good moods and good sleep.
L-theanine: L-theanine relieves anxiety and can ease falling asleep by calming thoughts. A busy mind can stop you from falling asleep, thinking about all the things you have to do, and all things you did.