If avoiding alcohol is an issue with you then you can drink non-alcoholic beer for the same purpose. I like to down one when I get home after training/teaching at the gym. My classes tend to finish late and this causes muscular-tension which leads to a lack of ability to sleep. Non-alcoholic beer also has hops in it, and some of them have lot's of hops in them.Jikan wrote:I've been advised by my MD to consume a bottle of beer (the hoppier the better) daily as a muscle relaxer. The side effects of this are less vile than the prescription stuff, which I refuse to use.
Prescription muscle relaxants are REALLY tough on the stomach.
Another option is to buy hops from a home brew store and make some tea. It'll need a fair quantity of honey/sweetner as hops tend to be very bitter.