Do you struggle with falling asleep at night? Have you tried everything to get that good night’s sleep? Many of us struggle with getting our full 8 hours sleep each night and have tried all the tips and tricks.Hide the phone, avoid sugar before bed, adopted the night time routine. But still not sleepy? We have some good
news!As well as the traditional milk drink, there are heaps of foods that could make all the difference to your ability to fall asleep. So read on for some of the best to try!
Salmon is super versatile and packed full of omega-3, considered by many to be the building blocks of the brain. And there i plenty of evidence that suggests the fatty acids can help improve sleep too!The good news it can be eaten at any time of day, from breakfast through to dinner, so tuck in!
Carbohydrates make tryptophan more available to the brain. This amino acid is super important for sleep, and as popcorn is a whole grain, packed with fiber, you can digest the carbs more steadily, making it a perfect night time snack!
Everyone’s favourite remedy for a good sleep,
chamomile has a soothing, mild flavour and is associated with wan increase of glycine, a chemical that relaxes nerves and muscles and acts as a mild sedative, so get into the habit of enjoying a cup on a nightly basis.Just remember to make it at least an hour before you go to bed.
Almonds are rich in magnesium, a great mineral needed for good sleep. Keep some handy throughout the day and you’ll soon be enjoying quality sleep!
Honey contains natural sugar which raises insulin and allows tryptophan to enter the brain more easily. Try a spoonful before bed or why not mix it with your cup of chamomile for an extra boost!
The complex carbohydrates in oatmeal break down slowly which helps prevent sugar spikes and crashes that are known to interfere with the quality of your sleep.Eating a small bowl of oats before bedtime could help you fell asleep and keep you there for a while!
It’s well worth adding some dairy products to the menu if you’re struggling to get to sleep. Calcium or magnesium deficiencies can cause you to wake after a few hours, so similar to a cup of milk, cheese or yoghurt can help address the balance and have you sleeping better and for longer in no time.So there you have it! Some tried and tested foods to try and incorporate into your routine. And before you know it, you’ll be falling asleep and staying asleep the whole night through!