So there you are, getting into bed, but it’ll be hours before you’ll actually fall asleep.
Wait. Scratch that. You’re no longer worried about that. Because these delectable foods are sure to lull you to sleep. Dream away.
Fish – Fish is an excellent source of vitamin B6, especially halibut, salmon and tuna. Vitamin B6 in turn is needed for making melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone.
Jasmine rice – A study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that eating rice with high glycemic index like jasmine rice, helped people fall asleep faster during bedtime. It is believed that this triggered insulin levels that increased the ratio of the amino acid tryptophan that induces sleep.
Tart cherry juice – Insomniacs who consumed two glasses of tart cherry juice every day showed an improvement in their condition. It is believed that cherry juice is rich in melatonin hormone.
Yogurt – A few studies have shown that calcium deficiency can create problems with sleeping. So, dairy products like milk and yogurt are thought to be good for inducing restful sleep.
Whole grains – Like calcium, a deficiency in magnesium can also cause sleeplessness. The solution is to consume whole grains like barley that are rich in magnesium.
Kale – Calcium deficiency can be combated not just through dairy products. Even green leafy vegetables like kale and collard green are a good source of calcium and offer other benefits apart from inducing good sleep.
Bananas – These fruits are a good source of potassium and Vitamin B6, both of which are useful in making melatonin hormone.
Chickpeas – Chickpeas are a good source of Vitamin B6, necessary for making hormone melatonin.Toss in a handful of boiled chickpeas in your salad for a healthy dinner option.
Fortified cereals – Maybe it’d be a good idea to have a bowl of cereal just before sleeping instead of in the morning. Most cereals are fortified with many vitamins and minerals. Vitamin B6 can help produce melatonin and induce sleep.
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Thank you for sharing these great foods to help improve sleep.
What helps me is a warm bath before bed time a cup of chamomile tea and a nice book ..This is my recipe and my secret of a good night sleep.
If you want to sleep better, stay away from all the technology stuff for at least 2 hours before the bed time. TV’s, ipads, computers are proven to impair our sleep. I like to meditate for 10-15 min daily, it helps me to reflect on my day and to relax before falling asleep.
Go au naturale
I like the first 8! However, fortified cereals???? Are you kidding! Those are all garbage food and rarely if ever can be regarded as HEALTHY!
This is a HEALTH newslettet/website isn’t it?
Otherwise, i like and agree. Also comments on warm baths, no electronics and meditation are all brilliant in reference to falling asleep and staying asleep!
Have a strong and healthy day, folks!
I'd loke to mention that cereal contains wheat, not to mention,some of the cereal is loaded with sugar. Wheat is a major problem for most of the health problems people are experiencing.
Worth studying and being in the know on ur health,