Any time we hear the phrase insomnia cure, we cringe and reach for a fistful of salt. Most of the supposed insomnia cures we come across are either gimmicks or complete myths that reflect the lack of understanding society has about insomnia. However, we do come across (and share) some interesting research from time to time.
That's what makes Insomnia Land different from other insomnia related websites - we are honest and genuine; not afraid to call out products looking to make a quick buck, and always providing a source link to any research or scientific information we come across.
Today we want to take another look at two of the most common supposed insomnia cures: counting sheep and drinking milk before bed. As we've previously written, a study found that those who counted sheep took longer to fall asleep than those who did nothing at all. As for drinking milk before bed, that's a little more complicated; milk does contain tryptophan but the amounts are so tiny that it's reasonable to say that there is no scientific evidence to support the theory that milk before bed will help you sleep.
We think it's fair to say that these recommendations should be ignored; they're just a symptom of society's ignorance and lack of understanding of insomnia.
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Last updated: August 26, 2011