5 Foods in Dinner Proven To Help you Sleep Better

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According to a report from the National Sleep Foundation, two out of every three Americans can’t get proper sleep at night. 

The scourge of insomnia, the silent sleep depriver is on the rise, with women and elderly aged 65 and above more susceptible. However, there’s good news, especially for individuals that desire natural and organic remedy to their lack of sleep.

Are you aware that the meals you eat before bedtime can play a significant part in whether you have a good night rest or not? 

In this post, we’ll share our favorite nighttime meals with you, and hopefully, you’d be able to kick insomnia out for a restful sleep.

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Tofu is made from soy and is rich in minerals that stimulate the production of serotonin, a neurochemical that plays a significant role in sleeping pattern.

In a 2015 article published in the Nutrition Journal, it was found that Japanese adults who consistently eat soy foods like Tofu, tempeh, and edamame in large quantities are twice more likely to sleep seven to eight hours than those who don’t and they also tend to experience deep refreshing sleep.

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A Warm glass of Milk with a whole grain crackerWell, the facts have shown drinking a glass of milk before bedtime actually helps you sleep better. It’s not just some old wives’ tales.But, what makes milk such a good sleep inducer? You see, milk is packed full of an essential amino acid that triggers the production of another brain chemical that helps you relax and sleep better.Tryptophan, the amino acid found in significant quantity in milk helps the body produce serotonin and melatonin, the two most crucial hormone that tells the body when it’s time to shut down and relax or sleep.  To add an extra boost, have a whole grain cracker with your warm milk since carbs also ensure these chemicals reach the brain faster.

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Seep Valerian Root Tea

Duped 'nature’s Valium' valerian root tea has over the years raked in positive reviews of its properties to induce calmness and enhance sleep.

A native of Asia and Europe the valerian plant is today grown in America and other parts of the world; has been put to several uses including a soothing tea that enhances the quality of sleep.

The root of the plant contains volatile oils and compounds such as valerenic acid, antioxidants that reduce anxiety and induce a sense of calmness. So, a regular seep of this tea before bedtime can see you sleeping more soundly.

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Rich in Magnesium and Potassium two vital minerals the body needs to produce melatonin and serotonin.

It’s also choked full with tryptophan and vitamin B6 two other essential elements required by the body to make the calming and sleep-inducing chemicals. These minerals – Magnesium and Potassium – act as nerves and muscle relaxant.

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Complex Carbs Food

Potatoes, rich in complex carbs are an excellent bedtime snack to munch on while you prep yourself for a resounding night rest.

Of course, there are several methods to prepare the potato, you can either go for baked potatoes or our favorite a crispy gnocchi recipe. However, be careful not to binge on it as it could have an opposite effect of keeping you awake.

So, there you have it, our favorite nighttime meals for a sound sleep.

Nicki Jenns

Nicki Jenns is a healthy eating and world news expert, motivational speaker and author. She is passionate about the impact of health and family issues. ...(Read More)

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