A recent pilot study at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester and the V.A. Center of Canandaigua in the US has found that drinking ‘tart’ cherry juice may help insomnia.
Researchers gave their subjects 8 oz of tart cherry juice every night and morning for 14 days, then took them off it for a further 14 days before giving them another type of juice for 14 days.
During the cherry juice weeks, there were significant reductions in reported insomnia severity when compared to the weeks when they were consuming the non-cherry juice drink. The researchers noted that it may be the relatively high content of melatonin in the juice. Worth a shot anyway.