The 3-Ingredient Sleep Mixture Anyone Who Wakes Up in the Middle of the Night Needs to Know

You surely have woken up suddenly during the night sometimes, and you were simply unable to fall asleep again.

Well, you need to know that it is, in fact, a common issue. The National Sleep Foundation has conducted  a study which showed that 42% of Americans claimed that they have experienced waking up in the middle of the night, and even 29% of them found it hard to fall back asleep.

Due to all this, people often take special prescription drugs to help them get back to sleep.

Yet, we are all aware of the fact that these pharmaceuticals are just too harmful, as they cause numerous other adverse effects. On the other hand, insomnia and sleeping disorders can be treated completely naturally, with the use of natural remedies.

However, note that the reason you are waking up during the night, in almost all cases, is stress! The body shows a biochemical reaction to the extremely raised level of stress hormones in the body.

In the case of a completely healthy body, in a period of 24 hours, the hormone levels cycle moderately through lows and highs, which is also known as the circadian rhythm.

On the other hand, in the case of stress, the levels of the stress hormones are abnormally increased, leading to a stress response. If this occurs during the night, it severely damages your sleep pattern and prevents you from falling back asleep.

Believe it or not, sometimes, you can solve this solution in an extremely simple way, for instance, by taking a hit of salt or sugar.

What’s the solution? Believe it or not, something as simple as a hit of sugar and salt can send those stress hormones packing, and get you back on track to a better night’s sleep.

In his book, Eat for Heat, the independent health researcher, Matt Stone, explains:

“The salt and sugar mixture is an absolute must for nighttime stress events. For wakeups between 2-4 am, accompanied by a feeling of excess adrenaline circulating through your system (adrenaline peaks at this time), salt and sugar under the tongue is the only way to go.

You don’t want to be chewing anything, wandering around the house looking for food, opening the fridge and looking at bright lights when hoping to fall back asleep, and so forth.

You want to remain as unstimulated as possible. Keep the sugar/salt mixture by the bedside for easy and thoughtless access until you stop having middle-of-the-night wakeups.”

These two ingredients are undoubtedly critical nutrients, despite all the vilifying attempts by numerous nutritionists and alternative medicine experts, as the proper ratio of sodium and glucose in the body are crucial for the body.

Namely, both of these substances are crucial for a healthy metabolism. They regulate the stress hormones, and support cells to function properly, that is, to provide body energy. Our metabolism actually is the way our cells generate energy to the body in the attempt to help it function optimally.

Salts and sugar are a fuel for cells, as the sodium balance in the intracellular fluids helps the energy production and proper cellular respiration, while glucose supplies the needed fuel for mitochondria.

Both of them are also excellent tools for dealing with stress, as sugars inform the body to quit the production of stress hormones when they are extremely high, and salt manages a homeostatic state and controls the adrenaline.

This probably explained the effects of the use of their combination to reduce stress due to a lowered metabolic state. Furthermore, sugar does not lead to hyperactivity, but it has the opposite effect when used in this way.

This therapy includes mixing salt and sugar and applying this combination directly under the tongue. This will become your miraculous “sleepy dust!”

Its regular use will provide positive effects whenever you use it, and you will finally get the sleep you need. This miracle will transfer you from the hyped-up, adrenaline-filled wired state of mind, into a long, uninterrupted, sweet dream!

This is how to prepare the sleeping dust:


  • 5 Tablespoons organic cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons real sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sucanat/rapadura

Method of preparation:

Mix all ingredients in a small container or a bag, and shake well

Put the mixture in a baggie or a small container, and shake well. You cannot use salt and sucanat only, as the salt sinks to the bottom, and does not mix with the sucanat granules.

Yet, it provides many minerals, and it enriches the flavor. If you can handle it, feel free to add more salt. According to Matt, it would be best to mix salt and sugar in a ratio 1:5, but you can also change the amounts used a bit, in order to prepare a mixture that is more suitable for you.


Make sure the container with the sleeping dust is somewhere near your bed, as you can reach it quickly when you wake up during the night. As soon as you wake up, take a small spoon, and scoop a bit of the dust, and apply it directly under the tongue.

It should get dissolved there and go directly into the bloodstream. You can also take a bit of the mixture with your finger, and lick it off while still sleepy, and your miraculous remedy will put you back to sleep in no time!

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