Writen by: Lauren Alfred , 3 Minute Read
To all our tribe out there laying awake at night and longing for a peaceful nights rest yet still struggling to sleep, this blog post is for you. We feel you, we really do. But there is hope. Yes it is true, Tribal Moon cacao may be able to help you relax deeply enough that you just may be able to start having a good nights sleep.
Did you know that Tribal Moon Cacao contains some very special compounds that may in fact be beneficial for sleep?!
Are you a morning only cacao lover, worried that an after dinner hot chocolate will keep you awake all night because like coffee, it’s a stimulant?
If this sounds like you, there is good news. By choosing the most pure and organic ceremonial grade cacao available, not only may you still enjoy an after dinner chocolate treat but it may also help your mind and body deeply relax and, as a result enhance your quality of sleep.
“I’ve had coffee after dinner in the past and ended up awake and restless for hours before falling asleep. How is cacao any different if it’s also a stimulant?” – Jenna, NSW Australia
We have heard this question come up so many times over the past few months from our devoted tribe that we felt it was finally time to explore the topic in a post all of its own. Before dismissing the possibility that ceremonial grade cacao may be useful in improving sleep, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why it may in fact be a healthy option for those who have trouble catching a decent rest each night.
Research has shown that magnesium is one of the 24 most important nutrients for your body, yet up to half the population of industrialised Western nations are actually deficient in this mineral. Statistically this is a significant and potentially crucial cause of the insomnia sweeping through our society and culture.
Magnesium helps the nervous system relax and is also good for muscular tension. We already know that stress and anxiety are hugely contributing factors towards sleep disturbance. This relaxation effect means that coupled with breathwork, gentle movement or meditation in the evenings, a hot cacao may just do the trick in helping the body become relaxed enough to actually fall asleep.
Magnesium has a beneficial impact on brain function, especially with regards to memory and concentration. It also assists with maintaining a healthy gut microbiome which research shows is necessary for healing depression and brain fog. Not only is an evening cacao ritual good for relaxing the body, it may also be beneficial in calming the mind. We already know that a calm mind is vitally important for maintaining a healthy sleep pattern.
As we can clearly see, with such widespread magnesium deficiency throughout the modern world many people will likely benefit from a Tribal Moon hot cacao before bed. Why not try our Mint Hot Cacao recipe? Studies show that mint is also known to contain potential muscle relaxing properties, offering added benefits to your magnesium rich evening cacao ritual. You can find the recipe here: https://tribalmooncacao.com/mint-hotcacao/
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that cannot be produced by the human body alone. It must be obtained nutritionally and is found in raw organic ceremonial grade cacao as well as other plant based protein sources such as bananas and peanuts. Our Tribal Moon Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Balls make a delicious after dinner snack and offer extra protein to help you feel full without being bloated before bed. See https:// tribalmooncacao.com/vegan-peanut-butter-protein-balls/ for the recipe page on our website.
Tryptophan plays an important role in the production of the mood stabilising neurotransmitter serotonin, melatonin which assists in the regulation of sleep patterns, vitamin B-3 and vitamin B-6. It is vital for a wide variety of metabolic functions that affect mood, cognition, and behaviour. Research suggests that tryptophan also helps with sleep disorders, chronic pain, depression and in reducing anxiety. These are all promising benefits when it comes to improving stress and sleep related problems.
It is important to note that in using cacao for its tryptophan content it must not be overheated as the tryptophan will not be bioavailable and its healing properties will no longer be accessible. If you are making hot chocolate never allow your cacao to come to a boil.
As you can see from these two compounds alone, it may be worth creating an evening cacao ritual and exploring how it could help your mind, body and soul to relax before bed. Combined with breathing, meditation, slow sensual dancing or journalling it may be the perfect way to help you improve your sleeping patterns and get the rest you so deserve sweet soul. If you do, please let us know how you go 🙂
You can easily make raw and organic versions of brownies, chocolate balls, muesli bars, cookies, ice creams and so much more with our incredible Cacao, which is fast becoming the world’s most popular treat for young and old.
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