Cinnamon nourishes the nervous system by calming the blood sugar levels, explains Rick Hay. Indeed, repeated research has shown it can even help lower the blood sugar levels of type 2 diabetics which means it may help reduce sugar cravings between meals.
In Ayurveda, it’s advised to have a tablespoon of aloe vera juice and with a sprinkling of cinnamon at 3 pm to help ward off afternoon sweet cravings (it really works too). Cinnamon may also help with sleep, says Hay
From an insomnia perspective, if you find yourself waking up in the small hours, it could be down to blood sugar spikes that subsequently wake you up as your blood sugar drops,’ he says.
A small bowl of porridge with Cinnamon, before bed or even a little cinnamon in some chamomile tea, could help reduce your early morning waking.