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Does warm milk really help you fall asleep?

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Last Updated: 04/09/2019 at 7:04pm
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March 3rd, 2015 4:00am
Absolutely! And warm milk at that-- not cold. By heating the milk, you cause a fundamental alteration in the proteins within in; the denatured milk proteins induce fatigue and sleep.
November 26th, 2015 11:57pm
YES, warm milk can help you get to sleep. it may just be that the routine of drinking a glass of warm milk is like an old teddy bear that reminds you of home when your mom tucked you into bed at night. The psychological association with milk is stronger than what the milk’s content actually does (or doesn’t do!)
April 9th, 2019 7:04pm
Yeah, warm milk is a helpful source for a good night sleep, it might change from person to person based on many other factors too, however it is helpful to many people in maintaining good sleep throughout the night. In fact, many experiments have been conducted on the same and in many a cases, milk has helped in a good sleep. Milk helps in the increased production of melatonin, which is a main hormone that plays a role in the sleep cycle of people. Milk is a rich source of calcium, which helps the brain in production of melatonin.
March 16th, 2015 3:01am
Honestly it helps me. It all depends on yourself. It is calming to me and it helps me relax. Kind of like how a baby drinks warm milk. You can try it to see if it helps!
April 3rd, 2015 10:44pm
I think that this depends on the person themselves. Warm milk is very helpful to many people, but a cup of tea might help as well. I think you should try it out sometimes to see if warm milk helps you to fall asleep. It might be worth the try. (:
May 11th, 2015 10:57am
Biologically warm milk is meant to help you call asleep this is because milk contains tryptophan, which is an amino acid which helps induce sleep. Many people also find the ritual of drinking a warm glass of milk a calming ritual that helps them relax to sleep. Personally for me though, I can't stand the taste of warm milk so I never drank it to find out for sure.
June 4th, 2015 11:52pm
Though it's a popular method for some people to help them fall asleep, it's not for everyone. Some would rather drink decaffeinated tea, read before bedtime, or listen to music. It really depends on the individual, so if you're trying to find what works for you, try a lot of methods and see which ones you find the best results from.
September 16th, 2015 1:49pm
For some, it does. It can be really calming, but others may prefer herbal tea, or reading, or writing in a journal. Anything that can wire you down and let your body know it's time to sleep.
December 14th, 2015 5:50pm
personaly it doesn't when i can't sleep i just can't sleep even if i drink 2literes if milk it just won't help
January 25th, 2016 11:40am
Very interesting question , as milk contain calcium there have been studies that have said that it can promote the production of the sleep regulating hormone (Melatonin), so it can help a person in fall asleep. I have also heard about chamomile tea and rubbing Lavender oil can help too :-)
November 21st, 2016 6:35pm
Yes it does! It tastes nice, and makes you sleepy. I always drink it when I can't sleep, and it always works!
January 4th, 2017 12:19am
It depends on the person. Some people find that it helps them immensely. Some people have no effect with warm milk. Personally, it helps me somewhat. I have to be at least a little tired when drinking it in order for me to fall asleep. The best thing to do is experiment with it and see what works best for you.
January 23rd, 2018 9:13am
Yes it does! It helps sooth your body from any aches etc which helps your brain calm down. If your brain is calm, its easier for you to fall asleep.