Are you having some trouble dropping off at night? If you are maybe some of these foods and drinks will help you sleep a little better. Maybe it is what they contain and in some cases, it is more about what they don’t contain. But they will all help you get a better nights sleep if you consume them regularly…
Herbal Tea With Honey
While most people will say a nice cup of herbal tea is good before bedtime adding in a drop of honey will not only make that tea taste sweeter but honey also helps lower your bodies levels of orexin which will drop your natural alertness levels.
Kiwis are not just a low-calorie and nutritious fruit, they also have high amounts of folate and potassium which are proven to help you get a much better nights sleep.
Warm Cows Milk
Did your parents often give you a glass of warm milk before bed? Well, tests have proven that this is not just some old wives tale, it is really good for helping people of all ages sleep better! Full-fat cows milk is a natural source of tryptophan which is known to help induce sleep.
No, this isn’t a joke. Bananas are high in potassium which most people know, but what you might not know is potassium is proven to help people get a much deeper sleep than people with lower levels of it. So top your levels up before going to bed and get a much better quality of rest.
While you do need to make sure you are drinking nothing but pure cherry juice (not concentrate and nothing added) it does contain high amounts of melatonin which has even been proven to help people suffering from insomnia to regulate their sleep cycles!
While all poultry contains sleep-inducing tryptophan it is the turkey that has higher amounts of it and of course is much better for your health as well.
Passionflower is another herbal tea that is good before bedtime thanks to its potential to reduce anxiety and rest the body. This, in turn, means you should sleep deeper and rest for longer.
While most people will eat this in the morning by having it before you go to sleep is also beneficial. Eggs are also a good source of tryptophan but adding the extra sleep power of a slice of whole grain bread makes this the perfect bedtime meal.
While this is not for everyone’s taste it does have high amounts of melatonin which mean even the smallest of glasses before going to bed will help you regulate your sleep better which should be a much better nights sleep helping you feel relaxed and rested through to the following morning.
While you will have to be careful how much you eat and what format it is consumed in it does contain a significant amount of casein. This milk protein is well known to help sustain overnight muscle repair meaning it helps the body relax for longer sessions.
Do you know of any other foods or drinks that help you sleep better at night? If you do why not let everyone know so we can share in your knowledge.