6 Foods That Help You Sleep

The most common sleep disorder is, by far, insomnia. Many people experience it even after a tough day when your body should naturally be shutting down.

But before you run to the doctor for check-ups and sleeping peoples, you should know there are simple, natural, effective ways to fight insomnia. One of them is through diet change to one that helps you sleep.

Below are 6 foods that will sure increase your sleep.

Poultry – Chicken or turkey has tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that you can only get from what you eat and drink. It helps your body make serotonin (a relaxing mood hormone) which then helps your body make melatonin (a hormone that controls sleep cycles).

Kale – This leafy green is also rich in calcium which is important in making those sleep hormones go to work.

White Rice – White rice has a high glycemic index. This simply means that it will give you a natural increase in blood sugar and insulin levels, which in turn, helps tryptophan go to work in your brain faster.

Nuts – This includes walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. These all boost serotonin levels by having magnesium and tryptophan.

Bananas – They are high in potassium which helps to keep you asleep throughout the night. It also has tryptophan and magnesium which are natural sedatives.

Honey – Glucose in honey lowers levels of orexin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that makes you more alert. Honey will put that alertness in reverse.

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