EXPATS suffering from insomnia could benefit from drinking a glass of cherry juice, according to researchers.
Montmorency cherry juice increases levels of melatonin in the body, the hormone which regulates sleep patterns, according to researchers at Northumbria University.
Volunteers drank 30ml of either Montmorency cherry juice concentrate or a placebo juice twice a day for seven days, as part of the study.
Participants wore sensors that monitored their sleep-wake cycles and kept a daily diary on their sleeping patterns.
Those who had the cherry juice saw an increase of 25 minutes in their total sleep time and a six per cent increase in sleep quality.