Sleep is still one of the leading reasons why people see their doctor! Poor sleep continues to be a problem for many, be it falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking early and unrested.
In the meantime, here's a habitual bedtime drink with health boosting, inflammation reducing benefits, in addition to hopefully improving the quality of your zzzzz's.
Soothing Golden Milk
1 cup water
1 cup coconut milk, pure, from can, not the sugared version in the cartons
1 teaspoon cinnamon or 1/2 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon turmeric or slice of turmeric root
1 teaspoon ginger or slice of ginger
1/2 vanilla bean, or 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract made from vanilla bean
4-5 whole black peppercorns
2 teaspoons honey
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
Put everything together in a small pan, and allow to bring to a boil and then immediately reduce to simmer. Allow mixture to simmer over 10 minutes.
Strain through a sieve or strainer and pour into mugs. Can be kept in the fridge and best used up to 3 days after.