warm milk before bed - does it work for you?

United States
January 28, 2008 8:07pm CST
I am trying to drink warm milk before bed to see if it helps me sleep and keeps me from snacking! I do put in a little vanilla extract and cinnamon and warm it up and it's yummy and warm. Does anyone else drink warm milk before bed? Do you think it helps or is an old wives tale?
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@jjasmine (99)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
in the past I used to drink warm milk with honey before going to bed.. It did work for me then.. I havent tried it in a while though.. just try it out and see if it will work for you :)
• United States
4 Feb 08
yum, I never thought of honey before. I love it - thanks!
• Australia
26 Feb 08
I havn't tried warmm milk before bed since i was little kid, it does however works for my 2 year old son he rarely goes to sleep without his bottle of warm milk lol or two.
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I have tried it on occasion and it does seem to help - although warm tea has the same effect. I think warm liquids just make you warm and toasty and help to put you in the mood to head to bed.
• Philippines
14 Feb 08
for me it does.. a warm glass of milk before going to sleep is good.. as what i have known, it helps our body to be relaxed so we will surely have a good night sleep.. and it's kinda like a depressant that makes me sleepy..
• Lithuania
13 Feb 08
I don't like warm milk, I prefer cold:) I know drink warm milk before sleep and it helps, but for me:) I can sleep only after the love games with my lover:)
• Indonesia
2 Feb 08
yes I also drink warm milk before bed. at least I won't feel hungry when I sleep. and milk is also good for your health and our bones need that. :)
@Foukus (37)
• Lithuania
30 Jan 08
For me warm tea works and even the coffee will do))) The milk works after the sleep, when I get up and prepare breakfast - warm milk is the best to start a day)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I used to do that when I was younger. Mostly, when I was a kid and needed a little help falling asleep. Nowadays, I usually just stay up until I am tired enough to fall asleep. With all the schoolwork I have and staying up late, I usually don't need anything like that to help me fall asleep. I think it does help a little; it calmed me down when I was younger and it really brought me from a state of awake to getting ready to fall asleep.
@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
29 Jan 08
It may work for some, but not for all. There are different remedies that work for different people. Some prefer hot tea before they sleep. i usually drink hot tea or hot chocolate sometimes before i sleep.
@CherishC (249)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Nothing helps, I have a problem with sleeping. I lay in the bed for hours before I can sleep. I wished the warm milk would help but it doesn't.