Sleeping troubles can be worrying when continuous for a few days. Unfortunately, most of us are used to fast-paced life, and the everyday work schedules, peer-pressure and travelling can leave any professional with no sleep at night. While some do not get sleep due to the work pressure, others don’t get sleep for reasons unknown to them. If you are one of them, here are 20 foods that you can try to trick your eyes to sleep!
Milk: Consuming warm milk before 1 hour of sleep, is not just good for its properties but for the fact that it contains an amino acid called tryptophan that acts more like a dose to doze off. No wonder why parents give milk to children before sleep.
Bananas: Yes, this fruit actually acts in the right way to induce sleep. It contains 2 soothing elements namely serotonin and melatonin that can make you sleep faster than you expect.
Bread: Whole wheat bread with little honey can be really good for sleep as it helps in releasing insulin. Tryptophan is stimulated to reach the brain and soon it changes to serotonin to make you feel sleepy.
Almonds: Almond is known to have tryptophan and magnesium that can soon put you to sleep and relax the muscles at the same time.
Chamomile tea: While you may not find Chamomile tea everywhere, but if you can get it, you can have the same as it creates some kind of sedating effect for good sleep in no time.
Cottage cheese: Known to be excellent source of proteins, cottage cheese is known to be a good source for amino acids that can promote regular sleep to deep sleep.
Oatmeal: While this is your staple for breakfast, oatmeal can be excellent for sleep as well. It has decent carbohydrates that can release serotonin and can put to sleep effortlessly in less time.
Honey: Honey is also considered to be good for sleep when taken with warm milk or in a cup of green tea.
Potato: Potatoes if taken in moderation will not make you fat. Just make sure you boil and have potatoes with warm milk, instead of having a full dessert.
Turkey: The meat of turkey is a great source of tryptophan and can help you doze off in no time.
Whole grains: Take rice or even brown rice in less amount to get sleep as most whole grains contain carbohydrates that induces good sleep.
Sesame seeds: You can use sesame seeds in your diet, preferably in the last meal, as these seeds contain tryptophan that is vital to get good sleep.
Lentils: Make sure you take a cup of boiled lentils in your last meal for getting good sleep.
Peanuts: Peanuts are also good source of tryptophan and can induce sleep.
Hazelnuts: Another great source of tryptophan, you can take hazelnuts for sleep but with moderation as the fat content is high in most nuts.
Peanut butter: Make sure that you take a teaspoon of peanut butter with the last meal to get decent sleep. The butter is known to have melatonin, which can make your brain respond to the need of sleep.
Cherries: Cherries are known to have melatonin that can help you get sleep in no time at all.
Soymilk: Soymilk is excellent for sleep, and for those who want to avoid dairy products, this can be a good substitute.
Fishes: Salmon and Tuna are two fishes known to have melatonin, which can help you get better sleep as you brain starts responding to melatonin.
Yogurt: Many researches have proved that lack of calcium in the body can be a reason for not getting good sleep, and if you want oodles of calcium, yogurt is the simplest and cheapest option available.
So, if you do not get good sleep tonight, you know what to take to get a peaceful sleep.
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