Dr Oz: It’s Too Hot to Sleep!
If you’ve gotten the pets out of the room, turned off the lights, and cut out reading before bed, but still have sleeping problems, Dr Oz isn’t going to leave you behind. One viewer said she’s too hot to sleep at night. After spending a summer in the city without air conditioning, I can confirm that it’s rarely too hot to sleep. There are things that you can do to cool down naturally. Dr Oz has a big solution: gelatin. Gelatin is cheap and natural. It really does work.
The situation is this. Your body heats up during the day and cools down at night. This is a normal sleep pattern. Unfortunately, hot summer months hinder that cycle and keep us awake at night. Gelatin has natural chemicals found in your body that have been proven in lab tests to help you sleep. Just mixing this nastiness in water will not be good. Dr Oz asked his audience to think up a few recipes.
Dr Oz: Mimi’s Sleepytime No-Drip Popsicles Recipe
Dr Oz likes the ingredients that Mimi chose for her popsicles that contain gelatin.
- 2 cups orange juice
- 3 envelopes gelatin
- 1-2 frozen strawberries
- 1 small banana
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
All natural, all easy, all affordable. So here’s how it’s made:
Put everything in a blender. Pour the blended mix into popsicle molds and freeze for eight hours. When you’re ready for a treat, run the molds under hot water for about 15 seconds. Gently remove and enjoy.
The recipe is rich in magnesium which will help you sleep, thanks to the fruits. It also tastes like a fruit smoothie, which is always a good thing!