Sleeping well is a very important part of our physical and emotional well being. Sleep helps to repair cell damage and aids in our memory function. In other words we just feel and function better when we get a good night's sleep.
If insomnia is a chronic problem or lasts for more than a few days it is important to talk to your doctor about it. However, I have found something that not only works for my occasional insomnia, but is natural as well. After my second knee replacement I was having a really difficult time going to sleep and my physical therapist, who was also over the age of 50, told me that her doctor told her to drink 4 ounces of tart cherry juice an hour before going to bed.
I'll toast to that. So bottoms up and pucker up. There is nothing more serene than a good nights sleep.