The Journey of a New Wife

{September 28, 2011}   Fact or Myth? Drinking Warm Milk Makes You Sleepy

I am going to try something new with this blog. Yes this is a blog about my life as a new wife but as those of you know me personally I am full of useless knowledge! Once a week I am going to post a blog called Fact or Myth. I want you to carefully read over each blog entry and then in the comments section I want you to tell me if it is a fact or if is a myth. Also please explain the reasoning  behind your choice (ie prior knowledge, research, or common sense).

Drinking Warm Milk Makes You Sleepy

This is a common old wives tale and you know what they say about those right? In actuality this phenomenon is based on the trace amounts of Tryptophan. Tryptophan is the same chemical that can be found in turkey. Which is why a nap is well needed after a hearty Thanksgiving meal of turkey and stuffing. Evidence shows that the psychological influence alone is enough to make one go to sleep after a warm glass of milk. A study published in an issue of Neuroendocrinology Letters showed the correlation between feedings and how quickly infants fall asleep. It could be cited that this act in adults is a sign of them unconsciously being reminded of an infantile state, which in turn can causes them to fall asleep.

Fact or Myth?


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