Did you know that around one-third of people struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep? It looks like there are a lot of exhausted folks wandering about.
There are numerous things you can do to help yourself get a better night’s sleep, and many of them have received much attention in the media. The practices that fall under this category are typically called “sleep hygiene.” You can turn off the television and any other electronic devices before going to bed, maintain a regular schedule, and ensure the room is not overly hot or chilly, bright, or noisy.
On the other hand, food is something that you might not have considered as a factor that might assist play a part in increasing your quality of sleep. Some foods, specifically those that are considered to be “aggressive” because they are high in sugar or caffeine content, are too heavy or too watery, or a combination of these factors, are known to cause sleep disruptions and cause you to wake up during the night or even prevent you from falling asleep in the first place. In the hours before going to bed, you ought to steer clear of these activities.
On the other hand, some people believe that certain meals might help them sleep better. There is currently no scientific evidence to support this claim; nonetheless, anecdotal evidence suggests that some meals, in comparison to others, are preferable to have later on in the evening. Let us have a look at some of the other options.
Cottage cheese: Cottage cheese is an excellent source of calcium, protein, and minerals. It is simple to digest, and you can make a delicious and nutritious night snack by combining it with bananas (another meal that helps you sleep!), berries, pineapple, or any other kind of fruit.
Peanut butter on toast: Peanut butter is already a very nutritious food, as it is full of protein and other nutrients, but when it comes to nighttime snacks, it reigns supreme. Peanuts contain the amino acid tryptophan, which may be converted into the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. Melatonin is commonly used as a supplement to help people get a better night’s rest. The same may be accomplished with a handful of nuts; almonds are another excellent option.
Cereal with milk: Milk is an excellent source of tryptophan, and when mixed with a cereal that is either low in sugar or sugar-free and high in carbohydrates, tryptophan may be absorbed fast and effectively. In addition to that, it is satiating without being too heavy. Try some porridge with local hive honey.
Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and magnesium, both of which contribute to the maintenance of a healthy immune system and the general regulation of the body. Because it is simple to obtain, easy on the stomach, rich in minerals, and a natural sleep aid, it is an excellent choice for a snack to have before going to bed.
Tuna: Although it might not be the first item that comes to mind when thinking about something that would help you sleep, tuna is a good source of vitamin B6, which plays a role in melatonin production. In addition, it is a good source of healthy fats and omega-3 oils.
Why not make some of these additions to your grocery list, and see how much better you sleep as a result?Hi I'm glad your here! I love to cook, bake and try new recipes. I enjoy food photography and reviewing products. Hope you enjoy my recipes, thanks for visiting! Sheila