Navigation Links
Tart cherry juice drinkers gain sleep advantage
Date:12/8/2011

LANSING, Mich. -- Americans seeking a better night's sleep may need to look no further than tart cherry juice, according to a new study in the European Journal of Nutrition. 1 An international team of researchers found that when adults had two daily glasses of tart cherry juice, they slept 39 minutes longer, on average, and had up to 6 percent increase in overall sleep efficiency (significantly less non-sleep time in bed), compared to when they drank a non-cherry, fruit cocktail.

In a study conducted at Northumbria University, twenty healthy adults drank two servings of tart cherry juice concentrate (30mL of 100% pure Montmorency juice concentrate per serving, diluted in a half pint of water; provided by CherryActive, Sunbury, UK) or a non-cherry fruit drink for seven consecutive days at a time one serving when they woke up, and another before bed. The researchers tracked participant's sleep habits, and after drinking the cherry juice, they found significant improvements in sleep behaviors, most notably longer sleep time, less daytime napping and increased overall sleep efficiency (the ratio of time spent in bed to time spent sleeping) compared to when they drank the non-cherry juice drink.

The researchers attribute the sleep benefits to the melatonin content of the red Super Fruit a powerful antioxidant critical for sleep-wake cycle regulation. Each serving of the tart cherry juice concentrate was estimated to contain the equivalent of 90 100 tart cherries, providing a significant level of melatonin in the juice and ultimately in the bodies of the participants.

Previous research has supported the benefits of tart cherries as a sleep aid a potentially wide-reaching benefit since nearly one-third of all Americans suffer from sleep disturbances affecting their health and wellbeing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2,3 Currently, Americans spend more than $84 million on over-the-counter sleep aids each year, leaving many searching for cost-effective ways to help manage their conditions. 4 While more research is necessary before medical professionals turn to cherries as a sole treatment for sleep disorders, the scientists conclude that tart cherry juice concentrate could be a viable "adjunct intervention for disturbed sleep across a number of scenarios."


'/>"/>
Contact: Brian Packer
bpacker@webershandwick.com
312-988-2302
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Raises Millions to Help Kids
2. 700 Karate Kids to Converge on Cherry Hill, NJ July 8-10, 2010
3. New study suggests tart cherry juice can be a natural solution for insomnia
4. Jamba Juice Unveils All Fruit Smoothie School Lunch Program
5. VIDEO from Medialink and Juice Products Association: Teens Who Drink Juice Have Healthier Diets, Eat More Whole Fruit
6. Tahitian Noni Juice Is Now Tahitian Noni Original Bioactive Beverage
7. Flavonoids and Carotenoids are Not as Stable After Processing as Iridoids: Most Superfruit Juices Do Not Contain Iridoids
8. Discover the Ease of Healthy Living Today with Juice Plus Nutritional Products
9. Good Bye, Snake Oil! Grab your Orange Juice and Daily Virus Viper™ to Safeguard Against Micro-nutrient Deficiencies
10. Dr. Tim's Juices Announces New Maqui Juice
11. Apple juice improves behavior but not cognition in Alzheimers patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Wharton School of the University ... of the 2016 Wharton Business Plan Competition —as well as the Wharton ... the Committee Award for Most ‘Wow Factor,’ making them the first team in ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... , ... Dr. Robert Mondavi, one of the dentists in Torrance , ... fast-growing field as more patients are discovering the many different ways they can change ... currently available to them and which ones might work for their smiles. , ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Innovations with Ed Begley Jr., ... episode, airing third quarter 2016 via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. ... Products, located in Greenwood, Wisconsin applies product research and development and continuous technological ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Village, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 ... ... Philadelphia Pet Expo to promote their animal line of probiotics, Petbiotics ™, ... see the large turnout of animal rescue groups networking for their non-profit organizations. ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Intellitec Solutions will be a sponsor at ... the Broward County Convention Center. The event is a chance for finance professionals ... public facility management. Intellitec Solutions will highlight their customized accounting solutions designed for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP ... the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that ... presented by Joseph Gunnar & Co. LLC, taking ... . Nadav Kidron , CEO of Oramed, will ... Presentation Details:   PIONEERS 2016, presented by ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... Mass., April 27, 2016  Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended ... (EPS) of $0.24 increased 41.2%, and non-GAAP diluted ... million increased 5.8% on a reported basis, and ... "We posted another good quarter, highlighted by ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... York , April 27, 2016 ... report titled, "Skincare Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, ... According to the report, the global skincare devices market ... is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 10.1% ... in 2023. Browse the full Skincare Devices Market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: