Apple cider vinegar is used most commonly as a condiment. But besides this, ACV can also provide numerous health benefits that you probably didn’t know, or maybe you have heard about just a few of them. We are going to explain 10 different ways you can use apple cider vinegar before bedtime in order to improve your health.
- Prevent indigestion
Insomnia and indigestion go hand in hand. You can fight nausea, bloating or acid reflux by drinking a mixture of 1 teaspoon ACV, honey and a glass of warm water 30 minutes before going to bed.
- Stomachache relief
In case your upset stomach is making sleeping difficult you should try a little ACV. Prepare a mixture of 1 teaspoon organic ACV and 1 cup of warm water. This drink will reduce stomach cramps and gas if you drink it before bedtime.
- Bad breath
The bacteria present in your mouth can cause a very bad breath and taste in the morning. You can prevent this and keep your mouth fresh overnight by taking 1 tablespoon of ACV before bed.
- Reduce high blood sugar levels
High levels of sugar in the blood can cause insomnia. Taking ACV can prevent this by increasing the insulin sensitivity. You can do this by taking 2 tablespoons of ACV every night before you go to bed. NOTE: If you are already taking diabetes medications consult your doctor first before taking this remedy.
- Reduce nocturnal leg cramps
Feeling sharp pain in the legs can also disturb sleeping. This is usually caused by potassium deficiency. Prevent muscle cramps by taking a mixture of 2 tablespoons ACV and 1 glass of warm water. Drink the mixture every night before bed. ACV can restore the balance in your body because of the healthy ration of potassium it contains.
- Acid reflux treatment
ACV can prevent acid reflux and also restore the stomach function if you take 1 tablespoon of ACV mixed with a glass of water an hour before going to bed.
- Stuffy nose relief
In case you regularly suffer from allergies, ACV can provide great help due to the nutrients in it such as vitamins A, B1, B2, E as well as magnesium and potassium. All these nutrients work by thinning the mucus thus clearing the sinuses. Drink a mixture of 1 tablespoon ACV and a glass of water before bedtime.
- Sore throat relief
Sore throat is usually caused by bacteria; however, these bacteria can’t survive in an acidic environment. ACV also has antibacterial properties. Take a teaspoon of ACV 30 minutes before bed and another one just before you go to sleep.
- Stop hiccups
The bitter taste of ACV stimulates the nerves in the throat that are causing the hiccups making them “forget” the need to hiccup. All you should do is swallow 1 teaspoon of organic ACV.
- Weight loss
Some studies have also shown that ACV has the ability to promote weight loss. Weight gain has already been linked to irregular sleeping patterns or lack of sleep, which means the heavier the person the more sleeping problems. ACV reduces the appetite thus prevent fat accumulation due to pectin, and ingredient that makes the brain feel satisfied. This is why ACV can be of great help in case you have food cravings late at night. So, next time you feel the need to eat something, instead of eating cookies or something else, try a mixture of 1 teaspoon of ACV and 1 cup of water.
We hope you find these uses of ACV helpful and useful and that you will try at least one of them tonight.