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What Is Pink Moon Milk & Can It Help You Sleep?

May 06, 2019

The skinny on the sleep benefits of pink moon milk

If you tend to suffer from sleeplessness, odds are quite a few people have recommended hot beverages over the years - warm milk, chamomile tea, etc. While serious insomnia often calls for more drastic measures, there is a lot to be said for the calming properties and ritualistic benefits of wrapping up the day with a warm cuppa.

Pink moon milk is the latest addition to the popular ‘get sleepy’ warm-beverage lineup to make a splash on Instagram and other social media platforms. Here’s a quick rundown on this drink and why it is said to lay the groundwork for restorative rest:

What is Pink Moon Milk?

The drink is simply a combination of warm cow- or nut milk and tart cherry juice (i.e. juice from dwarf- or Montmorency cherries, rather than conventional sweet cherries). In short, you warm your preferred type of milk, and add a dash of cherry juice - it’s as easy as that. It does call for a fair amount of stirring since the juice has a tendency to curdle if not mixed in properly.

Why Cherry Juice, Specifically?

Tart cherry juice offers a number of health benefits due to its vitamin and mineral content and chemical makeup. This is because:

  • Cherries are one of the few foods that naturally contain melatonin, an essential amino acid that helps boost the body’s serotonin levels.
  • Cherry juice also contains the amino acid tryptophan, which is involved in the production of serotonin that promotes better quality sleep and plays a role in mood stability.
  • Additionally, cherries are rich in vitamin A, C, K, Manganese, potassium and copper. It also contains smaller amounts of B vitamins, calcium, iron and magnesium.

So, there you have it - the skinny on the pink moon milk trend that has been sweeping Instagram of late. The benefits of this drink will vary from one person to the next, but at the very least it can’t do any harm to try it if you don’t have a known intolerance for any of the ingredients, so why not give it a go*?

Keep an eye on the blog in the coming weeks and months as we share more expert insight into new trends and ancient remedies for sleeplessness. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to a member of the Bed King team for more info on our wide range of comfort-graded mattresses that have been developed to aid restorative rest.

*Please note that this article does not intend to give medical advice. If you suffer from chronic sleeplessness that affects your daytime activities, it is best to consult with a medical professional who can provide insight regarding your particular set of circumstances and recommend a tailor-made course of treatment.

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