5 Sweet Treats for a Late Night Craving

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 21, 2023 5:43:00 PM

Late-night cravings are very hard to resist, and part of the reason for unknown weight gain. After-dinner treats, or desserts, are commonly craved after a savory meal. One of the favorites, chocolate, has been controversial for years. It has a trace of caffeine so it may not be the best option for someone trying to get a good night's sleep. It also has theobromine, which is a compound that can produce wakefulness. 

However, chocolate is not all bad. It does have nutrients that can help with sleep. One ounce of 70% cacao has more than 15% of daily recommended doses of magnesium. This is the same as half a cup of black beans or quinoa. Magnesium can be a helpful sleep aid, as it can promote relaxation and improve sleep. Chocolate also has the amino acid tryptophan, which can help the body produce serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that can regulate sleep and positivity. 

The combination of chocolate and sleep aids may provide you with the perfect balance to get that late-night sweet while also helping you get a good night's rest. Continue reading to learn about chocolate-covered sleep aids to see if they are a good fit for you. 

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How Music Can Help with Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 14, 2022 8:23:00 AM

Whenever we talk about sleep hygiene, we always highlight the "holy trinity" - dark, quiet and cool. However, music may actually help some people go to sleep, especially those who have sleep issues that they would like to address without using sleep aids. Music therapists are an emerging group of professionals who are using music to help those who struggle with anxiety and other mental health disorders that can stop people from getting the sleep that they need. Here is some more information on how music can help with sleep. 

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The Uses and Warnings of Various Sleep Aids

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 20, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The Uses and Warnings of Various Sleep Aids

Let's face it, sometimes it's very hard to go to sleep and a nice little pill makes it that much easier. However, do you know what effects that medication has on you? Do you know the effects of mixing these various sleep aids? If not, you could potentially put yourself in harm's way of an accidental overdose, adverse reaction, or more. Read more to find out about various sleep aids and important information to know about each. 

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