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Top 5 Foods to Help You Sleep Better


Are you suffering from midnight snack cravings, or just eating too late? Eating right before you sleep can often leave you feeling restless and uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to. Try these 5 foods before bedtime to help you get a better night's sleep.

1. Cherries

One of the few sources of melatonin, tart cherries can aid the regulation of your body’s internal clock and help you fall asleep faster.

2. Hummus

Not only delicious, the chickpeas and sesame seeds used to make hummus contain copious amounts of folates and vitamin B which is known to increase melatonin production. For optimal effect, consume a couple of tablespoons on some pita bread am hour or so before bedtime.


3. Lettuce

Perfect for a light summery meal, having a salad can actually help promote sleep. Lettuce contains lactur carium which sedates the nervous system and causes natural drowsiness.

4. Walnuts

With one handful containing around 318mg of the amino acid tryptophan, try snacking on these nuts just before bed to induce feelings of sleepiness and help you doze off faster.


5. Dark chocolate

In spite of its caffeine content, dark chocolate contains other substances which not only counteract the effect of the stimulant but help to encourage sleep.

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