Hops are one quarter of the ingredients that goes into making a traditional beer, where they create a bitter flavour and add those amazing aromas. With the recent increase in non-alcoholic beer consumption, scientists began noticing an improvement in quality of sleep and duration after drinking a non-alcoholic beer. Since we know that alcohol decreases the quality of sleep and duration, the question became: what component of beer is improving sleep quality?
Studies done on animals with a similar sleep cycle to that of humans showed an improvement in sleep with statistical significance. Hops work to improve sleep when a component of the hop’s resin interacts with neurotransmitters in the brain to regulate the circadian rhythm. In humans, additional research has shown that consuming hops can cause a change in brainwave activity consistent with inducing sleep.
So the next time you’re craving a Partake before bed, give it a try!