Nearly one-third of Americans suffer from sleep disturbances. As they look for solutions, Montmorency tart cherries have been quickly gaining recognition as a natural source of melatonin. In fact, emerging research suggests that drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice twice a day may help increase the duration and quality of sleep.

In emerging research, U.K. researchers found that 20 adults who drank two glasses of tart cherry juice each day for a week, slept about 40 minutes longer on average and had up to a 6% increase in sleep efficiency.

A pilot study conducted at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that drinking two 8oz servings of tart cherry juice daily for two weeks helped reduce the time spent awake after going to sleep among a group of 15 volunteers who self-reported results. More research is needed.

This North American-grown superfruit is available year-round in dried, frozen, juiced and concentrate forms. For more information or to source Montmorency tart cherries, visit

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