Ice cream is a classic after-dinner treat, but it’s not exactly the ideal thing to eat before bed. Between the sugar, calories, and caffeine, typical ice cream could be keeping you from drifting to sleep. Nightfood, a company that designs bedtime-friendly foods, created the pints to give you a better night’s sleep.
The ice cream was formulated by a team of sleep and nutrition experts, including Dr. Michael Breus, known as The Sleep Doctor, who has appeared on The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and others. There are eight flavors: Bed and Breakfast, Midnight Chocolate, and Cherry Eclipse are pictured below, and there are Cookies n’ Dreams, Cold-Brew Decaf, After-Dinner Mint Chip, Full Moon Vanilla, and Milk & Cookie Dough.
The Cherry Eclipse might have an edge on the sleep front, since cherries are naturally high in melatonin. All of the flavors can be purchased on the Nightfood shop's website or through Amazon. It will be rolling out in retail in February 2019.
“Nightfood does not contain sleep-aid substances or drugs, and it’s not a dietary supplement,” the website says. “It’s simply a better-for-you ice cream formulated for nighttime, when most ice cream is consumed. Sleep-friendly means we optimized macro-nutrient and ingredient profiles of our products for nighttime.”
The ice cream is lower in calories and contains the right amounts of mineral content, protein sources, fiber, sugars, enzymes, amino acids, and sodium content to keep your sleep cycle in order. It’s also lactose-intolerance-friendly.
Pick up a pint and see if it helps you kill two birds with one stone: get you to sleep and satisfy your sweet craving.
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