It is a well-known fact that poor sleep patterns directly affects our health and our ability to function at our best. After a night of tossing and turning we can all relate to that evidence as we struggle with the most simple of tasks and put up with fatigue, lack of concentration, inability to multitask, grumpiness, and overall tiredness through the day. And taking a regular sleeping pill is not the answer either as any long-term use may also affects our health. But there is a better option available, and it starts with watching what we eat before going to bed. Some of the foods we consume to get our body and head into the right mood before bed are as follows.
- honey – a herbal tea with a drizzle of honey is an old favourite for many as they prepare for bed
- cheese and crackers – well-known for inducing sleep and used by many as a light supper with a glass of milk
- nuts – sleep-inducing amino acids come from many nuts and make for a great late snack
- fish – full of B6 and well-recorded for inducing sleep
- cherries – containing melatonin they are wonderful to eat or include in a tasty supper drink
- whole grains – a slice of toast or a bowl of cereal with whole grains will often induce sleep that night
- lettuce – believed by many to have relaxant properties, it can be eaten or included in a smoothie
- greek yogurt – full of calcium, yogurt acts like milk in bringing on a relaxed state of mind
- milk – no longer just an old wives tale, milk has been shown to act like serotonin in bringing on a tired state
- bananas – high in potassium, these are nature’s little sleeping pill.
So, if you are having trouble sleeping tonight, try one of more of the above ideas which work for us, and drop us a comment below with your thoughts.
Living each adventure,
Christine and Trevor
Empowering people to live a healthy, active, authentic and fulfilling life.
Adelaide, South Australia.
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DISCLAIMER: This article is written for informational purposes only and is based on Christine and Trevor’s own life experiences. No food featured on this site should ever be consumed or handled if known or suspected allergies exist. Nothing featured here should be taken as medical, professional or legal advice. It is always recommended that you consult the appropriate professional before changing any routine or adopting any new procedure.