According to fans of the viral “sleepy girl mocktail,” the drink is a blissful elixir designed to give you a good night’s rest. It is a simple concoction that combines tart cherry juice, magnesium powder, and prebiotic soda. Fans on TikTok are swearing by it.

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Nowadays, a good night’s sleep often feels like an elusive luxury. Sleep deprivation not only results in grogginess and irritability but can also have detrimental effects on overall well-being. Furthermore, quality sleep is fundamental for a healthy and balanced life. Lack of proper sleep can lead to multiple issues, including impaired cognitive function, a weakened immune system, and increased stress levels. In the long run, chronic sleep deprivation may contribute to more severe health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular issues. 

The ‘Sleepy Girl Mocktail’ Ingredients

Tart Cherry Juice: Nature’s Sleep Elixir

Tart cherry juice is a natural source of melatonin – the hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles. Melatonin helps signal the body that it’s time to wind down and prepare for sleep. Incorporating tart cherry juice into the cocktail provides a delicious and effective way to boost melatonin levels, promoting a more seamless transition into restful slumber.

Magnesium Powder: The Relaxation Mineral

Magnesium is crucial in relaxing muscles and calming the nervous system. Many individuals experience improved sleep quality with magnesium supplementation. Adding magnesium powder to the mocktail introduces a mineral that aids in muscle relaxation, contributing to a more tranquil and refreshing sleep experience.

Prebiotic Soda: Nurturing the Gut-Brain Connection

The gut-brain connection is a burgeoning area of research, and maintaining a healthy gut microbiome has been linked to improved sleep. Prebiotics serve as fuel for the beneficial bacteria in the gut. A well-nourished gut contributes to overall health, including potential positive effects on sleep patterns.

The ‘Sleepy Girl Mocktail’ Recipe

  • Wine glass (yes, it’s necessary!)
  • ½ cup pure tart cherry juice
  • One tablespoon of magnesium powder
  • A splash of prebiotic soda (most people are using Olipop) or sparkling water of your choice
  • Ice