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Sleepless in London? Honey & lemon: nature’s cure for insomnia

I go through periods (like right now) where I just wake up early.

It’s annoying: even if I go to bed at 3am, I still wake up latest 7/8am. While no doubt this is nowhere near as bad as not being able to get to sleep in the first place (no probs there), if not insomnia, I’d definitely call this a kind of sleep intolerance.

I think I’ve discovered a kind of cure, though: twice I’ve woken up at the eye-watering time of 2 or 3am. So here’s what I do:

Boil water, add a spoon of honey, and squeeze in half a lemon.

Originally taking this for a sore throat, I think I’ve stumbledupon a partial cure for my sleepintolerance:

Apparently, the lemon’s strong pH has an alkaline effect on the body – could that be the reason this works?

Sleepless in London? – tell me if this works for you, or if you have an even better cure…

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