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How are ice cream and insomnia possible related? Well, now there's an ice cream that will supposedly prevent insomnia on the market. So, I guess there's one way!

A new brand called NightFood has introduced its special bedtime ice cream. It sounds pretty legit, too! Sleep experts have agreed that it may indeed help your sleeping patterns. Therefore, if you're the type to enjoy dessert before bed, this might be your lucky day! The ice cream contains key ingredients which reduce insomnia in people.

If this sounds like your kind of midnight sweet treat, keep scrolling! Check out the science that goes into this new ice cream, and how it might help you. I don't know about you, but I'd take mint chip over melatonin any day!

Lots of people struggle with insomnia.

It's one of those conditions that is unfortunately quite widespread in the U.S., so a lot of people stand to benefit from something that can reduce insomnia.

Insomnia is basically this:

Insomnia is difficulty in falling and/or staying asleep, even when you have the chance to.

And its effects can be brutal.

Symptoms of insomnia include "fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, mood disturbances, and decreased performance in work or at school," according to the National Sleep Foundation.

We all know what it's like to pull an all-nighter for school or work.

It's no fun the next day, right? You're ready to drop from the minute you step out of the house. But imagine feeling like that for days on end, due to insomnia.

There's a few different kinds.

Acute insomnia is brief in duration and usually caused by something stressful going on in your life. It usually lasts anywhere from a day to a couple weeks. Chronic insomnia, on the other hand, is more constant. It's defined as insomnia that occurs at least three nights a week, for at least three months.

And there's a second set of classifications.

A person is suffering from Primary insomnia when their sleeping problems are happening independently of any other health condition or problem. Secondary insomnia is related to some other problem; health conditions like depression or heartburn, pain, medication, or using a substance (like alcohol).

And depending who you are, the odds may not be in your favor.

There's a noted increased prevalence of insomnia in women and older individuals. How is that fair?

But the statistics make sense.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, it's the most common sleep disorder in the U.S.; an estimated 40 million Americans experience insomnia annually.

You may be able to identify it on your own.

Though if you think you have insomnia, the best thing to do is go talk to your health care provider about it.

There is treatment for insomnia.

Treatment can include behavioral, psychological, medical solutions, or some combination of them.

What if you could also improve your sleep with something delicious?

If you're being professionally treated, obviously there's no replacement for that. But supplementing it with a little ice cream sounds great!

Picture it: you've had a long, stressful day at work.

What's better than flopping on the couch with a pint of ice cream after that? Now, throw in the added bonus of getting a better night's sleep with said ice cream.

And that's what Nightfood is supposed to help you do.

via: Nightfood

Nightfood is the new low-calorie brand of ice cream with ingredients to help you fight off insomnia!

That's a handy way to have dessert without guilt, right?

Sometimes we guilt ourselves for having junk food after dinner. But there's nothing to feel sorry for here; you're doing this for the medical benefits and the taste!

And no, the ice cream doesn't contain ground-up sleep medicine.

Melatonin is a pretty standard hormone used to treat a sleeping problem. But there's none of that in Nightfood's ice cream.

Nightfood has no sleep-aid substances or drugs in it.

It's also not a dietary supplement. Instead, the ice cream has just been formulated for consumption at night.

That's usually when we eat ice cream, right?

I mean, nobody's stopping you from having it for breakfast too. But a nighttime dessert is the usual time for ice cream consumption.

Normal ice cream has troublesome ingredients.

Most ice cream has caffeine, sugars, excess fat and calories in it, all of which can disrupt a person's sleep.

Who wants to be kept awake with digestion issues?

The ingredients in normal ice cream can cause sleep disruption in the form of lactose digestion issues, acid reflux, blood sugar spikes, and more. So Nightfood is trying to bypass all that.

This is sleep-friendly ice cream.

The Nightfood formula includes glycine (an amino acid), magnesium, digestive enzymes, protein, fiber, and low sugar – all of which are supposed to improve sleep.

Here's how:

Take magnesium, for example. It regulates melatonin levels in your body and can reduce symptoms of anxiety, and stabilize blood sugar.

It has a bunch of benefits.

Nightfood's ice cream is also higher in protein and fiber than other ice creams, alongside reduced fat, sugar, and calories.

It comes in eight flavors right now.

And five of those eight are also gluten-free! Those are, Full Moon Vanilla, Midnight Chocolate, After Dinner Mint Chip, Cold Brew Decaf, and Cherry Eclipse. The other three flavors are, Cookies 'N Dreams, Bed And Breakfast, and Milk & Cookie Dough.

Nightfood is also collecting awards.

It's already the 2019 Product of the Year in the Consumer Survey of Product Innovation's ice cream category.

And it has been sleep-expert approved.

In fact, Nightfood has a team of sleep and nutrition experts who helped to formulate the ice cream.

Where can you get Nightfood?

It's not available in national retailers quite yet. However, it'll be rolling out for general sale in the next couple of months.

Soon you'll be able to grab an interesting new nighttime snack.

Isn't it about time our desserts started working for us?

There's also the obvious alternative.

I mean, I guess we could just...not eat sugary foods that disrupt our sleep right before bed.

But where's the fun in that?

How about the best of both worlds instead? You can have your ice cream and eat it, too. Does this sleep-happy ice cream sound like a dream come true? Share the news with your friends!