Does Horlicks Help You Sleep? – The Truth Revealed

Last Updated on 6 Aug. 2018 comments (5)

A Cup Of Horlicks To enjoy Before Sleep

An age-old question, does Horlicks help you sleep at night?

Will the sweet delicious beverage before bed have you nodding off peacefully or tossing and turning frustrated at its inability to work.

Well, I think that it can help you sleep but not necessarily that it will help you sleep.

Here’s why.

Why Horlicks Can Help You Sleep

Horlicks, when made properly (instant isn’t the same), is mostly milk with flavourings and I’ve already shown why milk can help you sleep and unsurprisingly it’s a lot of the same reason.

Horlicks is a deliciously sweet and warm drink, you take it out the microwave, hold it in your hands with your dressing gown on and take a sip, your shoulders drop and you instantly relax. (I normally burn myself but most people tend to be more patent that I am…)

You get all those nice endorphins and a smile creeps across your face. And being that relaxed is the prime time to fall asleep.

Plus the milk in it has nice childhood memories for a lot of people, having a glass of milk and heading to bed, I personally had hot milk and honey then headed off to sleep, a similar experience of a sweet milky drink.

These memories and routines then get woken up again inside of us when we have a hot Horlicks before bed, your body remembers that after it has this it’s time to go to sleep.

And it’s mainly these reasons that help you sleep rather than the drink itself, though that could potentially help.

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What’s In Horlicks That Can Help You Sleep

Horlicks is packed full of vitamins and minerals, doubly so from the milk you make it with.

Now, these vitamins are all very good for you but none are particularly effective in helping you sleep.

What might help you sleep is the protein.

Horlicks has about 9.5g of protein when made with milk which is no small amount. And it’s the perfect amount to see you through the night so that your body doesn’t wake you up feeling hungry.

Our bodies are fickle and can sometimes get grumpy more or less 8 hours after we’ve eaten so if you eat at 7 pm and don’t have anything else before bed your body might wake you up at 3 am looking for food again. If you get a little protein boost from Horlicks that won’t happen.

Is it Worth a shot?

I’d say so, there’s enough to suggest it could help you sleep and you can get Horlicks fairly cheap. Plus it’s an enjoyable drink even if it doesn’t help you sleep so you’re as well trying. But If you’re not a fan you can also try out Hot chocolate before bed.

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Comments (5)

  • Carol
    April 29, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Hi ya. I am currently going through the menopause and the insomnia is hateful I can’t take any sleeping tablets as my son has nocturnal epilepsy and I would be terrified if I didn’t hear him if I was in a deep sleep. Can you recommend any bedtime drinks that would help me nod off. I’m awake until at least 4 every morning. Thankyou 😫

    • Emily
      June 6, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      It is worth checking your magnesium levels. A decent supplement can help with this. Very natural sleep aid so won’t knock you out.

    • Kieran
      May 19, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Carol, sorry to hear that, I’m not sure a bed time drink will work in your situation but give Horlicks a go, it won’t hurt.

  • Ste by e
    May 14, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Trying Horlicks tonight and a bowl of cornflakes after 9 hrs sleep in 5 days am so depressed cos of no sleep so we hope to it works as nearly falling asleep at wheel I’m a driver

  • Natalie
    July 7, 2021 at 3:12 am

    I wanted to know weather Horlick’s was a drink that would help me fall asleep? So i asked my phone, it took me to this. ( I read it )
    I was really Happy with what I had read.

    The Drink is VERY nice & is soO Relaxing, sitting back drinking you’re Hot Tasty Horlick’s, all snuggled up (Getting All Relaxed) ready for Bed. x

    I’ve had this Tasty drink a few times & it’s helped a lot with my sleep. My Body Clocks a mess! It can be VERY HARD to fall asleep!
    This drink (Horlicks) Has helped Relax me & When I’ve fallen asleep it’s helped me to sleep threw the night & NOT keep waking up!
    Do Buy It ❣️ The Drink Is.., Nice & Tasty, Relax’s You, Very Healthy For You,
    ❤️ The BEST ❤️ xX

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