Apple Cider Vinegar And Sleep: Why You Should Drink ACV Before Bed

The relationship between apple cider vinegar and sleep is an interesting one.

While there is no clear scientific reasoning behind it, there are numerous anecdotes from people who claim that drinking apple cider vinegar before bed cured their insomnia.

Not only did it help that get to sleep, but it helped them stay asleep as well.

The best example of this is famous self experimenter Tim Ferriss, who drinks apple cider vinegar with tea and honey an hour before bed.

But Isn't Apple Cider Vinegar An Energy Booster?

When I first started taking ACV I tried taking it before bed, but it didn't help me get to sleep.

In fact it made it very difficult for me to fall asleep and I would lie there awake for what seemed like hours.

This perhaps is due to the fact that apple cider vinegar is also known to be an energy booster.

Since I was taking the ACV immediately before going to bed, the energy spike prevented me from falling asleep.

What I then did was switch to taking ACV in the morning only and not taking any at night.

Even though I was taking it nowhere near my bedtime I found myself sleeping better and waking up more refreshed.

By that stage I was convinced that ACV was an amazing sleep aid. I wasn't suffering from insomnia or any other sleep disorders, but I was just feeling much more rested and rejuvenated.

Now I Take ACV An Hour Before Bed

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After discovering the Tim Ferriss video above I decided to give nighttime apple cider vinegar another go.

However this time instead of taking it immediately before bed, I would take it an hour before.

Just like Tim, I also took it with non caffeinated tea and honey. My favourite tea is a relaxing chamomile, which also has rest inducing properties.

Honey is also known to have natural properties that induce sleep, so together all three create a potent sleep cocktail.

I am happy to report that it is amazing and works brilliantly.

About half an hour after I take it I start getting extremely drowsy. By that stage I will be reading in bed and soon enough I just won't be able to keep my eyes open and will drift off into a deep sleep.


While the evidence for apple cider vinegar being a sleep aid is thin, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence for its powerful effects.

I encourage you to experiment with using ACV for sleep and see what effect it has on you.

Even if you aren't struggling with poor quality sleep, you never know what you might be missing out on.

If you are struggling with insomnia and nothing else has worked, then this could be the natural solution you are looking for.

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