According to National Geographic, ‘Insomnia is at epidemic levels in the developed world. Fifty to 75 million Americans, roughly a fifth of the population, complain about problems sleeping. Fifty-six million prescriptions for sleeping pills were written in 2008, up 54 percent over the previous four years. The revenue for sleep centers is expected to approach four and a half billion dollars by 2011. Yet remarkably little is being done to understand the root causes of insomnia. Most medical school students get no more than four hours of training on sleep disorders; some get none. Family doctors’ health questionnaires often don’t even ask about sleep.’

Next time you’re winding down from a busy day or tossing and turning in bed.

Try heating nutmilk and sprinkling some fresh cinnamon on top.