Honey before bed time?


We are all aware of the benefits honey has for our skin but what does it do for the body? Well, honey has some pretty good benefits for our health as well. And yes it is really sweet, so you might be thinking it will cause weight gain however the opposite is true. I have listed two major benefits of taking honey below.

Improved sleep
When we sleep our brain uses energy, part of this energy comes from sugar stored up in the liver called glycogen. According to studies, raw honey produces more of this glycogen than cooked foods. Our bodies only store about 75 grams of glycogen at a time and uses up 10 grams every hour. So imagine how short you are of this vital element around 10pm or 11pm when you go to bed if you had dinner around 6pm. Very little! And so when we consume honey at night it aids in getting that beauty sleep since our brain is getting sufficient energy.

 Weight Loss
When your liver does not have sufficient glycogen, it causes stress on your brain resulting in you not sleeping well. And since the body is in stress mode, it will store up more fat. A normal functioning body should burn fat whilst we sleep but if your body is under this stress, you miss out on the fat burning exercise daily so instead of your body burning fat it is storing it. So eat up that honey!

So some nights, in fact most nights i cant bring myself to eating an entire tablespoon of raw honey, so i will mix 2 tablespoons with some warm water or tea and that makes for a more bearable taste. 

Give it a try for a week, let me know how it works out for you.

Thank You for reading!

Love X Blessings
Nyasha Nicole.



84 comments

  1. YES! I am a huge supporter of honey as a health and sleeping aid! Just took some last night actually! Great post! <3 - ttp://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  2. YES! I am a huge supporter of honey as a health and sleeping aid! Just took some last night actually! Great post! <3 - ttp://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  3. Honey is the bomb. I use it on my face from time to time. Its a jam!

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    1. Yes it is dear... Its like my 2nd coconut oil, if u know wat i mean :) hahahaah

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  4. I didn't know honey was good for sleeping, I should give it a try! Thanks for the tips!

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    1. You're welcome Viollete. It really is & lemme know how it works out for u:)

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  5. I will try :P

    Federica
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  6. I am totally gonna try this! Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. You're welcome Kathrine. I hope it works for u!

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  7. Great tips. I personally really like honey.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. YES... my 2 fave things in this world Honey & Coconut Oil :)

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  8. Will have to try this out! I love honey on my yogurt, and had no idea it would be a great sleeping aid :)

    Erica
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  9. Sounds like a need a bit more honey in my life. :]

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    1. Hahahah Carmen, we all could do with a little more :)

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  10. Ohhh this is great news!!! I love honey but I didn't know about these two benefits!! Thank you so much for sharing! And thank you for your sweet compliment on my blog! Big Xx and sleep tight;)! Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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  11. You're welcome Susanne :) I'm glad you found it beneficial!

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  12. I love honey and I even use it on my face as a mask, or I combine honey with sugar for a face scrub. And let me tell you, the results on my skin are amazing, best scrub I have ever used!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. I've never tried honey & sugar as a scrub before. Thanks for sharing that i will try it out :)

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  13. This is a great post Nyansha. On ritual I do in the night is drinking loads of water before going to bed. This is a great addition to explore.
    Thank you for sharing.
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    M | www.mojintouch.com

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    1. You're welcome M! So now you can just add honey into your water :)

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  14. This is a great post Nyansha. On ritual I do in the night is drinking loads of water before going to bed. This is a great addition to explore.
    Thank you for sharing.
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    M | www.mojintouch.com

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  15. Wow I didn't know there were so many benefits to honey! I might have to try some before bed. I try to have tea at night, so maybe I'll throw a splash in. Thanks for this!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. Yea you should definitely switch your sugar/sweetener for honey Emily :)

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  16. I am 100% going to buy raw honey today and going to try this

    Life is just Rosie
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    1. Thats great Rose. Lemme know how it goes. Congrats on your engagement btw :)

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  17. This sounds like a good idea. I used to do it and stopped but I think my body would appreciate it. Thanks for the love on my blog <3
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    1. Thanks Chenai :) Oh and gotta support a sister :) :)

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  18. I found a way to use my 2 jars of honey (thanks mum)
    Thank you!
    I am really loving your blog! Followed you on Bloglovin!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  19. I had no idea that honey had so many benefits! I'll definitely need to keep this in mind during bed time :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. You should Mili... And i'm glad the post was beneficial :)

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  20. I have never tried honey before bed but will give it a go tonight. I am a chronic insomniac and I'm willing to try anything to help my sleeping problems.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. hahah then you should try it out.. over time it does really help :)

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  21. I'm so happy you shared this information! So many benefits, I will definitely be trying this!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  22. Wow didn't know bout the weight loss part but defo improves sleep! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.. :-) Have a lovely day! Visit me whenever you have time www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk kisses Dominica! xXx

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    1. You're welcome dear. And i'll surely do that. Xx

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  23. Oh wow! I didn't know honey can help improve sleep and aid in weight loss! This is great! I should make drinking a glass of water with some honey a habit before bedtime. :)

    Jenn
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    1. Yea Jenn, it tastes weird at first but then you will get familiar with the taste. Have a great weekend !!

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  24. This is such a great, informative post, beauty! I'll definitely be adding honey into my nighttime routine! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  25. I've never tried this before sleep! Sounds like it has some great benefits. Thanks for sharing!

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

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  26. I had no idea honey was so helpful for sleeping!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Adi xx
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  27. Great tips. I know honey so many great benefits but I don't really like its taste.

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    1. hahaha yea the taste is a little off at first but i've grown to love it :)

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  28. I love honey! before sleep or after sleep ;)

    x Sandra
    www.morestylethanfashion.com

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    1. Then we have something in common Sandra :) Have a great weekend!

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  29. I have some trouble sleeping sometimes and didn't know honey could help, will give this a try!!

    Macarons and Mischief

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  30. Very nice tips, usually I only eat honey when I'm sick but I need to start doing it more often.

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    1. Yes dear, try and make it a habbit. You won't regret.

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  31. I should eat honey more often :)
    http://www.youtube.com/c/MissLovelyAttitude
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    1. Honey has awesome benefits Missy, you should :)

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  32. I love the taste of honey and use it to sweeten food, but I had no idea it was good for sleeping!
    I am definitely going to try some before bed!
    Thanks for sharing
    Julia x
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    1. Wow, good to know some people like the taste. I had to grow into loving it :)

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  33. I know that Honey has many wonderful benefits and our house is never without it but I didn't know it was good for sleeping too. Thanks for these great tips!

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. I'm glad you found the post useful Ann- Marie :)

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  34. I would have thought that eating anything with sugars in it before bedtime wasn't good. I've definitely learned something new! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  35. wow good to know that! Thanks for sharing this tip, i'll try it.
    xx
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    1. You're welcome Cvetina. Thank you for reading!!

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  36. wow didnt know about the weight loss. Thanks for sharing.

    Tega Enai Blog
    xoxo..

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  37. I didn't know about the benefits includes improving one's sleep , so glad i stopped by and thanks for sharing these awesome tips.

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  38. Amazing post! thanks for sharing!

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  39. Honey also works amazing for my body! When I feel I´m about to get a sore throat I do a mix of honey+lemon+hot water! loved your post!

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  40. I love honey and this is an interesting tip! xoxo

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  41. I will have to think about honey at bedtime. It runs so contrary to what Injave always thought. So interesting that it can actually prevent your body from storing fat! xo
    Janea
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  42. I had no idea that honey positively affected sleep! i'll go drink a honey mixed drink now before bed!

    Abigail Alice x

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  43. I tried the honey and cinnamon weight loss diet every night before bed. It really did work.

    Tanaka x
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  44. I like honey when I have a sore throat, it works perfectly. Didn't know you could use it to improve sleep or for wight loss. I would definitely try this.
    Thank you so much for sharing :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  45. Great post! I never really thought about it but the best posts are always "Do" posts.
    Honey
    Thanks for the ideas!:)

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