A triptych featuring three of Centr's drink recipes which are a good for pre-sleep.
Centr Team

5 drinks for a better night’s sleep

Centr Team

What does your perfect pre-bed routine look like? Perhaps it’s dimming the lights, playing pink noise or making a cup of tea to drink in order to sleep…

It turns out that a bedtime cup of tea may be even more relaxing than you think. Certain beverages contain sleep-promoting goodies like serotonin, tryptophan and even melatonin – the hormone our bodies naturally produce to cue our internal clock to prepare for slumber.

And that’s where our Tart Cherry sleep drink comes in… Because we know how important your nightly rest is, we’ve lined up 5 of the best sleep drinks to help you get some solid shut-eye.

The Tart Cherry Sleep Tonic from the Centr meal plan.

1. Tart Cherry Sleep Tonic

Tart cherry juice has boomed in popularity with athletes as a recovery aid – packing polyphenols to reduce inflammation and muscle soreness. But guess what else these little sweet-sour fruits contain? That’s right: melatonin. We’ve paired tart cherry with herbs to create a pre-bed tonic, so you can wake up raring to take on your next big training challenge.

Golden Turmeric Milk from the Centr meal plan.

2. Golden Turmeric Milk

The golden turmeric in this night-time cup is well known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. While more research into its benefits for sleep is ongoing, early studies on mice suggest it may help reduce the time needed to fall asleep.

Warm Spiced Coconut Milk from the Centr meal plan.

3. Warm Spiced Coconut Milk

Remember the warm milk you used to have before bed as a kid? Well, this is how the grown-ups do it. Coconut milk is an excellent source of magnesium, which aids relaxation and may help to improve sleep quality.

Lemon, Ginger & Turmeric Sleep Tea from the Centr meal plan.

4. Lemon, Ginger & Turmeric Sleep Tea

Already have a favorite tea you drink before bed? We just topped it. Ginger contains high levels of melatonin and can help your body release serotonin, making this a truly calming cup.


5. Bedtime Hot Chocolate

Take out those late-night cravings and get yourself ready for sleep with a creamy mug of our Bedtime Hot Chocolate. What’s so bedtime-y about it? Along with the antioxidant benefits of raw cocoa powder, it also contains milk and almond extract – both good sources of melatonin.

Remember, one drink won’t guarantee you a perfect night’s slumber. Sleep is a complex process, but you can give your body and brain a leg up by delivering the nutrients needed to hit the hay.

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