01/01/2023 04:43 PM | Click to read full article
Babies are often fed warm milk just before they are put to bed. The belief is that warm milk induces a good night’s sleep. In India, especially in the south, curd rice, prepared at room temperature, is also fed to a baby at night for its calming effect. Practitioners of both will vouch for their efficacy. But does science back it up? Yes, very much so. Warm milk relaxes the muscles, which, in turn, slows down the body’s responses.