There’s something about the combination of apple cider vinegar and honey that creates a sedative effect in the body. Here’s how it works:
Apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar) releases tryptophan in the body, which is an essential amino acid that can be converted into serotonin. Serotonin— known as the “happy chemical”— is an important neurotransmitter that regulates mood and sleep.
Honey releases serotonin, which the body converts into melatonin, a chemical compound that regulates the length and quality of sleep. Use raw honey when possible, as it contains more vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients than processed honey.
The combination of the two, mixed in a hot cup of water, makes for a perfect relaxing evening tonic. Drink it as part of your nightly bedtime ritual and soon you will be sound asleep.