With herbal teas, natural supplements and linen sprays, the sheer variety of sleep aid options on the market is an astonishing reminder of how difficult it can be to get a good night's rest. Natural sleep remedies have become increasingly popular given the common downsides of pharmaceutical sleeping pills, including morning grogginess, headaches, and even digestive problems. This is where we drum-roll one of our favourite natural sleep-inducing ingredients, Sour cherries.

Also known as tart cherries, they are different to the delicious cherries you enjoy straight from the box. They are generally too sour to eat alone so are often used in baking or for their therapeutic sleep-promoting effects. Sour cherries are rich in many nutrients that support a good sleep, including tryptophan and anthocyanins. These compounds help the body produce melatonin and lengthen its effects. Although, what is most impressive about Sour cherries is they are one of few foods naturally high in melatonin.