Foods For Better Sleep
Foods For Better Sleep
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5 Foods For Better Sleep

5 Foods For Better Sleep

We’ve all heard that eating turkey, especially a lot like during the holidays, will make you sleepy and want to take a nap. But besides the infamous bird, what other foods make you feel tired? Here are 5 foods for better shuteye.[separator size = “30”]

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  1. Cherries – They naturally contain melatonin, which you may have heard of before, it’s the active ingredient in many sleep aids supplements. They can be effective whether you eat them right off the stems, or as a juice. However, trying to knot the stem can leave you up all night trying.[separator size = “20”]
  2. Milk – Milk is a great nightcap. Its got tryptophan, the same thing that makes you sleepy from turkey. Plus, there’s the ever popular calcium, which also promotes sleep by triggering serotonin, the body’s feel good receptors. Cookies are optional.[separator size = “20”]
  3. Bananas – Thanks to their relatively high amounts of magnesium and potassium, which are natural muscle-relaxants, bananas are a great bedtime snack. Eat one with a glass of milk, and you should sleep like a baby.[separator size = “20”]
  4. Avocados – Keeping along with the magnesium trend, avocados are chock full of it. In one study of older adults with insomnia, magnesium was reported to have had a positive effect on the quality of their sleep. As if guacamole needed anything else going for it.[separator size = “20”]
  5. Sweet Potatoes – An all around healthy option, sweet potatoes contain complex carbohydrates, which make you feel full for hours, and potassium to relax the muscles. Lima beans and papaya work in much the same way, but they don’t taste nearly as good when you cut them into fries and bake them.[separator size = “30”]

These are just a few examples of foods for better sleep. Ultimately, there are many factors that contribute to sleeping well, and on the SensorGel Hub you’ll find plenty of blog posts, articles, and resources to help you achieve a better night’s sleep.