Sunday, 8 November 2015

Stop tossing in bed! Chew some almonds instead (+7 other foods to help you fall asleep)

Stop tossing in bed! Chew some almonds instead (+7 other foods to help you fall asleep)
Stop tossing in bed! Chew some almonds instead (+7 other foods to help you fall asleep)

Drinking a glass of milk to get a good night’s isn't helping you? Well, because you are not doing it right. Here are 8 foods that will help you catch some peaceful sleep. And to know how milk can help you, don't miss point number eight.



Almonds: Not able to sleep even after midnight? Munch a few almonds. It not only calms your stomach but also contains tryptophan and magnesium, both of which help in relaxing your mind and falling asleep.

Potatoes: Loaded with starch, a type of carbohydrates, potatoes can act as a perfect snack to induce sleep. They contain tryptophan, an amino acid that plays a key role in producing melatonin, the sleep hormone.

Banana: Hungry even after having your dinner? Eat a banana before hitting the bed. It not only contains serotonin and melatonin necessary for inducing sleep but also magnesium that relaxes your muscles.

Chamomile tea: Are you finding it difficult to sleep due to restless mind or stress? If yes, then sip a cup of warm chamomile tea to get your ZZZZs. It acts as a mild sedative that calms and relaxes your mind.

Honey: You can use this sweet ingredient to get your dose of sleep. Because it contains a neurotransmitter orexin that helps your brain to turn off. You can even start your day with a glass of warm water and honey for a healthy day (and night as well).

Flaxseeds: A healthy way to get a good night’s sleep is to eat flaxseeds. Packed with omega-3-fatty acids, these seeds not only lift your mood but help you sleep as well. So what are you waiting for, eat some flaxseeds now!

Whole-wheat bread: Feeling restless? Eat a slice of toast (whole-wheat bread) with your tea or honey. This helps release insulin, that in turn aids tryptophan to reach the brain. This causes increased production of serotonin that helps you doze off.

Warm milk: Not just a glass of warm milk but eating a fruit like banana or apple along with it is the trick. So the next time you are unable to sleep, try this age-old remedy. It stimulates the sleep-inducing hormone.

Source: Thehealthsite

Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti

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