Published August 15, 2023 Tired of tossing and turning, desperately seeking that elusive good night’s sleep? You may have already heard all of the buzz about the “Sleepy Girl Mocktail” and its claim to fame: the best night of sleep you’ve ever had. Claims like this are typically too good to be true… and sleep is complicated. There are a lot of factors that go into getting a good night’s sleep like screen time before bed and stress. However, this mocktail is a ‘trend’ that we can get behind! The science behind this mocktail speaks for itself! So let’s dive into this concoction and break down how our version with the addition of Sleep Juice may just give you the sleep you’ve been dreaming of. THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE INGREDIENTS The core ingredients of this mocktail include tart cherry juice, magnesium powder, sparkling water, and our added twist — Sleep Juice. These ingredients intentionally come together to support your body’s natural melatonin production and soothe those relentless racing thoughts. Tart Cherry Juice: Tart cherry juice, often hailed as a superfood, takes center stage with its rich reserves of tryptophan—an amino acid that plays a pivotal role in the production of serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin, often dubbed the “feel good” neurotransmitter, works its magic to induce a sense of relaxation. Meanwhile, melatonin governs our sleep-wake cycles, ushering us into the realm of restful sleep. Magnesium: Ah, magnesium—a revered mineral with the ability to tame even the most tumultuous of nervous systems. By interacting with and activating GABA receptors, magnesium exudes a calming influence on the mind, reigning in anxiety and stress and encouraging a sense of calm. Sleep Juice: Sleep Juice is our formulation of herbs designed to lull your racing thoughts into a serene quietude. This formula features herbs like Hops, Valerian, and Passionflower, entwined in perfect harmony. This medley of nervine and sedative herbs collaborates to ease the mind into a state of peaceful contemplation, ultimately inviting the embrace of profound sleep. Learn more about this formula here. HOW TO MAKE THE SLEEPY GIRL MOCKTAIL Ingredients: 1 tsp magnesium powder ½ cup of tart cherry juice 1 dropper of Sleep Juice Sparkling water to top it off Squeeze of fresh lime juice Optional garnish with the herbs of your choice Process: Add all of the ingredients to the vessel of your choice…. we recommend adding to a nice cocktail glass to make it feel luxurious. Stir it together and enjoy!