Foods That Help You Sleep Better

The below are food that help you sleep better, I know that there are some nights where it is a real struggle for me to get to sleep.

See the below & alter your food pattern before bed & see if this is a change to you 🙂

  • Fish: Most fish, especially salmon & tuna – boost your vitamin B6 levels – which is needed to make melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness).
  • Jasmine Rice: When healthy sleepers ate carbohydrate-rich suppers of veggies and tomato sauce over rice, they fell asleep significantly faster at bedtime if the meal included high-glycemic-index (GI) jasmine rice rather than lower-GI long-grain rice. The greater amounts of insulin triggered by the high-GI meals increased the ratio of sleep-inducing tryptophan relative to other amino acids in the blood, allowing proportionately more to get into the brain.
  • Tart Cherry Juice: Melatonin-rich tart cherry juice was shown to aid sleep. When adults with chronic insomnia drank a cup of tart cherry juice twice a day they experienced some relief in the severity of their insomnia.
  • Yoghurt: Dairy products like yogurt and milk boast healthy doses of calcium—and there’s research that suggests being calcium-deficient may make it difficult to fall asleep.
  • Whole Grains: Bulgur, barley and other whole grains are rick in magnesium—and consuming too little magnesium may make it harder to stay asleep.
  • Kale: Dairy products are well-known calcium-rich foods. But green leafy vegetables, such as kale and collards, also boast healthy doses of calcium. And research suggests that being calcium deficient may make it difficult to fall asleep.
  • Bananas: Bananas, well-known for being rich in potassium, are also a good source of Vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness).
  • Chickpeas: Chickpeas boast vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness).

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8 thoughts on “Foods That Help You Sleep Better

  1. Not a food but I have found that Clipper’s sleep Easy Tea is great. It’s a herbal tea with valerian root and chamomile in it. A couple of cups in the hour before bed works magic. I can’t recommend it enough.

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