What Drug Companies Don’t Want You To Know About Eating Cereal At Bedtime

Crisp rice cereal combined with dried cherries makes for a natural sedating combination that can help you get some shuteye.

When eating it in moderation, the rice cereal provides a satiating slow-burning fuel.

The dried cherries are a natural source of melatonin.

The milk finishes off with some essential minerals.

It’s a lot more tasty than a handful of sleeping supplements and sleep pills too.

It’s might be your go-to on the nights when you don’t feel like trail mix.

Rice Krispies are cheerful but stay away from the marshmallows

Crisp rice cereal is a cheerful breakfast food. That makes it a candidate to become a great “midnight snack. 

What other cereal provides a novel crackling soundtrack? 

It might very well provide the soundtrack for pleasant dreams.  

Kellogg’s had a decades-long advertising campaign highlighting the snap, crackle, and pop that could be heard when you poured milk over the cereal.  

That’s probably the only time in the history of animation that cartoon characters were created based on sounds. 

The sounds have nothing to do with the cereal’s sleep-enhancing effects, however.  

It’s the fact that, right along with other high-glycemic cereals, crisp provide slower-burning fuel for the body that can limit waking up hungry. 

Add a handful of dried, tart cherries to them.  

Cherries are naturally high in melatonin. 

Pour some milk over the duo and you’ve got more long-acting, slow-burning fuel for your stomach and a night-long rest. 

The combo can be very good for sleep. 

You’ll want to avoid other crisp-rice creations, however. 

Rice Krispie Treats, for example, are made with marshmallows. Marshmallows are made out of simple sugars which readily spike and then bottom out. Glucose can be compared to kindling wood which burns and fades like that. 

The three technically should be the most powerful sleep combination known to cereal eaters everywhere. You may find another combination works better for you. 

For example, adding a sliced banana to a cereal bowl can be an addition to aid sleep for some people. Bananas are high in potassium and magnesium, providing a component missing in many diets.  

However, a person whose diet is generally healthy may not experience a drastic improvement in sleep the way someone else would.

2 thoughts on “What Drug Companies Don’t Want You To Know About Eating Cereal At Bedtime

    1. Cocoa Krispies are high in sugar. That could lead to a blood sugar spike which may interrupt your sleep or give you a burst of energy at bedtime. While there are some things to recommend them, they’re far from ideal when it comes to a bedtime snack.

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