What’s great about them?
- The beauty of overnight oats, is they can be made the night before so make for a great breakfast option after night shift.
- Cherries contain melatonin, a hormone required to induce sleep.
- Both oats and cherries contain tryptophan, which help the body to produce melatonin.
- Cinnamon helps to improve the efficiency of insulin, which assists in the regulation of blood sugar levels. If our blood sugar drops too low whilst we’re sleeping, it can trigger the adrenal glands to release stress hormones that help raise blood sugar back to a safe level. Whilst this is a good thing for our survival, this same stress response can be enough to wake us up from our peaceful slumber – which is not a good thing when we’re already running on little sleep!