Top 5 Bed Time Snacks
Having Trouble Sleeping?
If you have trouble sleeping try a midnight snack that will actually help you sleep. Caring.com have suggested the top 5 best foods for a great night’s sleep.
Fresh or dried cherries contain melatonin, the chemical that regulates the bodies internal sleep clock. Researchers recommend eating the fruit an hour before going to bed. Tart cherries are the most effective as they contain higher levels of melatonin.
Bananas contain potassium and magnesium which are natural muscle relaxants. They also contain the amino acid L-tryptophan which triggers the release of serotonin, a chemical that relaxes the body.
Foods that are rich with carbohydrates such as toast trigger insulin production, this speeds up the release of tryptophan and serotonin which relax you and sends you to sleep.
Oatmeal also triggers insulin production and oats are rich in melatonin which is used as a sleep aid.
Warm milk is high in calcium which promotes sleep. Like bananas it contains the amino acid L-tryptophan which triggers the release of serotonin.