20 Best Foods to Help You Sleep Oct 19, 2015 by Sarah (Day Styles)
Have you ever lain in bed, frustrated and wondering why you can’t fall asleep? Part of it may be the foods you eat at dinner or snack on before you go to bed. There are many foods that will keep you awake (i.e., Coffee...), but did you know there are a few foods that can actually help you sleep? Nosh on some of these before you hit the sheets and see how much easier it is for you to fall asleep.
Walnuts are an excellent source of tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that helps to produce serotonin and melatonin. Walnuts actually have their own source of melatonin, which is a natural substance made in the body that will help you fall asleep faster.
Almonds are rich in the mineral Magnesium, and magnesium is one of the most essential minerals needed for a healthy night’s sleep. There was actually a study published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine that proves when the body’s magnesium levels are too low, it’s harder to stay asleep.
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