Foods That Can Help You Sleep Better
Many people cite having trouble falling asleep at night, but most don’t think that their diet could help or harm their ability to get a good night’s sleep. In actuality, there are a number of foods that can help you get a good nights rest. A recent article narrows these foods down to five of the best:
- Dairy Products – much like Turkey on Thanksgiving, dairy contains tryptophan, which induces sleep through serotonin and melatonin.
- Oats – Good source of calcium and magnesium, which are often associated with deep sleep
Bananas – Potassium helps to relax muscles and bring on deeper sleep.
- Cherries – Eating tart cherries right before you go to bed can help you to fall asleep faster.
- Flax Seeds – Like dairy, these also contain tryptophan, along with omega 3 fatty acids which help to reduce anxiety, thus making falling asleep less of a hassle.
Now that you know what to eat to help you sleep, check out Foods to Avoid if You Want to Sleep.