Foods That will Make you Sleep Better

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More than often we fail to pay attention on a very important aspect of our health and fitness and that is sleep, we diet, we workout, get our body fatigued and then don’t take enough rest. Our body needs rest to get back its strength and start of fresh to get the body back to its best. But all the tossing and turning on the bed is becoming a regular phenomenon in the lives of many, due to over stressing and the pressure of work. Sometimes our bodies and brains are so tired that the sleep erodes and we spend the night in a struggle to get some sleep. The mental pressures that your daily hectic routine brings you can develop serious illness like insomnia. In the recent more cases of sleeplessness and insomnia have been witnessed with the urban youths than ever before, therefore this becomes a matter of serious concern. Here are some foods that can help reduce your restless attempts to sleep and make you sleep better. Daily intake of these will also cure insomnia and will get you all the rest you need for a better functioning body and a sound mind.

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NUTS:
Nuts have high proportions of tryptophan, which is converted into hormones like melatonin and serotonin, which are crucial for restful sleep. Melatonin not only relaxes you and enhances a better sleeping experience but also is very beneficial for your health as it is a very powerful antioxidant. Almonds especially are packed with magnesium and calcium. Magnesium is the key to muscle relaxation. So eating a few almonds or walnuts will make you sleep better. An even better way of having them is chopping them off and having them with honey. This will serve you better

A sour drink
In a recent study, Natural Medicine Journal found that 30 ml of tart cherry juice twice a day will help in problems like insomnia. It helps in making you sleep better and longer. It has natural ingredients that secrete hormones like melatonin. If you can’t have cherry in the juice form you can have the fruit but at least a cup full. This will help you get a sound sleep. It is one the scientifically tested methods.

Herbal teas:
Skip that high-caffeine coffee and black tea and try a soothing brew. Chamomile has been used as an herbal remedy for insomnia since time immemorial it is a tested method for getting better sleep. Chamomile tea helps you relax and it calms down your nerves. It also relaxes your muscles and makes you sleep better. Have a cup of chamomile tea at least twenty to thirty minutes before going to sleep. Let the tea bag rest in hot water for at least five minutes and then have it . It will be of great help.
Bananas:
bananas are an excellent source of vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin. Not only that, the fact that bananas are so rich in potassium and magnesium—two minerals that promote muscle relaxation—make them great sleep aids. Therefore they help you sleep better in the sweetest way possible. So grab a banana before going to sleep and watch it work. A better way of having banana is in warm milk. Also banana is rich is magnesium and magnesium deficiency has been linked to restless leg syndrome and nighttime muscle cramps. So banana will relax your muscles and will help you sleep better.

 

Sweet something
this one is one of our personal favorite and much more sinful than all our healthy indulgences go ahead, have a chocolate. Chocolate contains tryptophan and is one of the richest dietary sources of magnesium, a natural sedative. Regular cocoa powder provides almost 500 mg of magnesium per 100 g serving. Make yourself a cup of hot chocolate before you are heading to bed. If you’re making it with milk it’s even better because all dairy products are natural sleeping aids and help you sleeping better. So milk mixed with cocoa is a double whammy. Dairy and chocolate makes a perfect due to make you sleep in the soundest way possible.
Greens:
Green vegetables and juices have another reason to rejoice as they are beneficial in yet another way. They make you get better sleep and help cure insomnia. so Here’s another reason to eat your greens. In addition to being rich in potassium and magnesium, spinach and other greens like collards and kale are also high in calcium, which helps the body generate melatonin. Chard and turnip greens are also excellent sleep promoters.

Sesame seeds:
A 100 g of sesame seeds will have about 1,000 mg of tryptophan, which, as we know is a powerful aid to sleep. Also, a 100 g of pumpkin seeds will have almost 600 mg of tryptophan, while also containing zinc, which aids the brain in converting tryptophan into serotonin. One of the best sources of sleep assistance, these seeds can be had whole. Or feast on a granola bar—which is packed with these seeds—for dessert, but it’s preferable you make your own, because many energy bars off the shelf contain a certain amount of sugar.