Every night I struggle to sleep earlier and crave for shut-eye but somehow I end up being a night owl without any hopes of having a good night’s sleep. Well, it has also happened that whenever I just couldn’t get shut-eye, my mom has always given me a glass of milk. I did not get her reason for giving me milk just before bed, but now I have an answer to it and it is that consuming the right foods in the hours could help us in feeling sleepy. Also, there are some foods that lift us up and cause us to feel the pain of sleeplessness at night, which is why those foods should be avoided.
In a nutshell, looking at what we eat just before hitting the hay is very important. So, here we have listed some best sleep-inducing foods. Scroll on…
Cherries are one of the best snooze inducing foods. They are a great source of melatonin (a compound produced by our brain to promote sleep) and hence eating them induces sleepiness straight away.
Pistachio nuts being loaded with Vitamin B6 help in the production of serotonin and then further convert serotonin into melatonin which is a sleep-inducing compound. Hence, eating nuts could help us to have a good night’s sleep. A handful of almonds would also do the job of giving shut-eye better.
What my mother told me was no lie as warm milk is truly a sleep-inducing winner. So, consume milk every night before hitting the bed and peaceful slumber will be yours.
Bananas hit the sleep-inducing jackpot, packed in electrolytes like magnesium and potassium, all of which help relax overstressed muscles and thus contribute to better sleep.
While having pizza will keep you far away from your goal of having a desired shape, a slice of it can work wonders for you by inducing a sound sleep. Well, don’t have more than one or two pizza slices as an excess of calorie intake also could keep you awake for a long time.
There’s no denying that kiwi is a beneficial fruit for our body. Kiwi along with carrying antioxidants also helps in promoting sleep both qualitatively and quantitatively.
It has been researched that if the person’s diet is loaded with saturated fats then it might face insomnia or sleeplessness more as compared to the one whose diet includes only fiber-rich foods. So, it is better to opt fiber-enriched items like broccoli, beans, and raspberries.
Choosy hydrated foods like cantaloupe, watermelon help to increase water levels of our body and thus help us to fall asleep earlier.
Cereals and oatmeal
No, don’t think oatmeal as the breakfast item only as having it before bed can also be helpful for our body. Oats containing grains trigger insulin and thus increase our blood sugar levels, which in turn makes us feel sleepy in no time.