The benefits of apple cider vinegar are numerous including being a very effective natural remedy for insomnia.
Taking a small amount daily can help you get a good night's sleep.
It is a folk remedy that has been used for many centuries to cure a very wide variety of ailments and disorders.
These range from acne, depression, asthma and skin complaints to weight loss and sleeping disorders.
There have been limited studies done on the merits of apple cider vinegar and how exactly it cures various ailments.
However the theory is that insomnia is caused or exacerbated by certain mineral and micro nutrient deficincies that apple cider vinegar rectifies.
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, potassium, pectin, calcium, selenium, manganese, copper, zinc, sodium, magnesium and iron. It also has vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E. By ensuring you get an adequate balance of the right nutrients you give yourself the best chance for a good night's sleep.
The way apple cider vinegar helps insomnia is to help you stay asleep once you have fallen asleep.
It doesn't actually help you get to sleep. In fact taking it too close to bed time can actually inhibit sleep, as it gives you an energy boost.
I take apple cider vinegar with water at breakfast and lunch but never dinner. Everytime I have taken it in the evening I struggle to fall asleep.
However I have had excellent experiences of improved sleep when I take apple cider vinegar in the morning and in the middle of the day.
It hasn't helped me fall asleep quicker but once asleep my slumber has been deeper and more restful.
So much so that I always find myself waking up before my alarm completely energized for the day.
Don't drink apple cider vinegar straight as the acidity can do harm to your teeth. Dilute it with warm water and then skull it back. Be warned however because it does not taste good.
Many people mix it with honey to give it a bit of sweetness to help it go down a little bit smoother. I have also taken it with apple juice in the past and that makes it a bit easier. Even better is apple juice with a bit of lemonade or soda water just to give it a bit of fizz.
If you are super concerned about the acidity on your teeth you can even drink it with a straw.
Regular apple cider vinegar has been distilled and stripped of all its nutritional benefit. Ensure that you drink organic apple cider vinegar with the mother. The mother is the stringy sediment and that reflects that the vinegar is undistilled and completely natural. Organic with the mother is the only way to enjoy the benefits of apple cider vinegar.