Night Milk shows promise as aid for insomniacs

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Forget a nightcap – the answer for insomnia may soon be available in a glass of milk.

A milk powder manufacturer may soon be giving those suffering from sleeping disorders a natural sleep aid. According to TVNZ, the New Zealand-based Synlait Milk collects milk from cows during the night for melatonin, a sleep-promoting hormone. By expressing melatonin in the milk, the product, Synlait Night Milk, can aid those suffering from sleep disorders.

Many of Synlait’s suppliers have shown interest in the new product. But also means they will have to get up earlier in the morning. Instead of getting up at 4 a.m. to milk their herds, suppliers will be asked to begin milking a few hours earlier.

Suppliers will be paid a premium for their earlymorning milking.

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Carol Bean    
Louisiana  |  April, 02, 2012 at 02:12 PM

I am interested in where Night Milk may be purchased. I take Melatonin occasionally . I would prefer drinking a glass of milk.

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