While food is not yet a treatment for insomnia, what you are eating throughout the day can have an effect on how much sleep you are getting each night. Below are some of the foods suggested to promote a healthy, refreshing sleep.
Foods to fall asleep
Sleep specialists have said that melatonin can help induce sleep. For a good bedtime snack, choose cherries, as they are rich in the hormone. Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, this helps relax the muscles in the body, inducing a deeper sleep. You’ll be surprised to hear that popcorn is another option. Popcorn is high in serotonin, the chemical that keeps our sleep cycle regular. Try to avoid the salt and butter flavour popcorn, as this could cause you to wake up throughout the night – air-popped is the best form and what better excuse for a late night movie!
Avoid a restless night
Many of us don’t struggle to fall asleep, but often wake up throughout the night. A...