HEALTHY FOODS FOR BETTER SLEEP
A sure fire way to improve your sleep is cutting out caffeine after a certain hour, but if you're looking for an extra, helping hand when it comes to getting good sleep, you might want to take a look at your diet. After a bit of research, we've found that what you eat can seriously affect how well you sleep. Scroll all the way down to find out more about these healthy foods that promote better sleep:
Bananas are perfect for late night snacks and sweet tooth cravings. They are rich in muscle-relaxing minerals like potassium and magnesium. They also contain tryptophan, which is famous for putting you to sleep after a Thanksgiving turkey dinner.
Cherries are another sweet treat, and they also contain melatonin, which is why eating a bowl of cherries before bed is virtually guaranteed to make you sleep.
Salmon is obviously less of a snack food, but dining on it for dinner could help you to sleep a little more soundly. Recent studies have found that people with higher levels of DHA (the omega-3 fatty acid found in salmon) in their blood, slept more soundly and for longer.
Carbs will make you sleepy. They raise your blood sugar levels, which plays a role in regulating your sleep/wake clock. Too much however will lead to restlessness, so a piece of toast or a few whole grain crackers should do the trick.
What? Eggs? I know. It's more of a breakfast thing, but if you eat an egg as a late night snack (hard boiled counts too) you'll get a good dose of protein, choline folate, and vitamin-D. Choline folate especially helps to reduce sleep.