5 Types Of Food That Can Help You Get A Good Night’s Sleep
All you want is to get a good night’s sleep, for once. And we feel you. Well, look no further than your kitchen – it holds the key to a good night’s sleep! And no, by that we don’t mean that you should be sleeping in the kitchen.
Life of a modern man is often too stressful for our bodies to bear. We sometimes lie in our beds for hours, unable to fall sleep despite the tiredness overwhelming us – all thanks to our busy minds that keep on distracting us away from sleep.
What if the solution was much easier than we thought? Although not yet scientifically proved, there is some evidence pointing out that wisely planning your eating habits might help you get a good night’s sleep.
We think it’s worth giving a try to Good Night’s Sleep!
1. Food proteins
According to a nutritionist Stephanie Middleberg, an amino acid, contained by proteins, helps to release serotonin and melatonin – hormones which in response help with regulating the circadian rhythms. Combining proteins from foods like chicken, turkey, milk, eggs and such with carbs throughout the day, you’ll very likely have the melatonin rush in the evening, helping you get a good night’s sleep.
2. Whole grains
Helping convert tryptophan into serotonin and melatonin, the whole grains should definitely not be left out from your diet. Middleberg, therefore, suggests you include the brown rice, baked potato, squash or legumes into your evening meals.
3. Tart cherries
These little cherries, full of melatonin trigger your body to produce more of its own melatonin, making them another thing to add to your evening snack list.
4. Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds contain tryptophan and magnesium known for their calming effect. Eating a few of these just before going to bed may help you fall asleep faster.
5. Warm drinks
Put that coffee down! By warm drinks that will help you get a good night’s sleep, Middleberg recommends a cup of herbal tea (chamomile) or warm milk.