Good health isn’t just based on how much sleep you receive every night, but other factors play a role as well. What you ate and when you had it has an impact on whether or not you will get the sleep you need. Here are 3 things you can eat to help you get better sleep soon.
Nuts have many known health benefits such as being able to help with weight loss and is a great source of heart-healthy fats. Some nuts have extra properties that can help with getting more sleep. Almonds and walnuts, for example, contains melatonin which is a hormone that helps you regulate your sleep and wake cycle. So the next time you are looking for a midnight snack, grab a handful of almonds or walnuts and you will rest easy in no time.
You might be thinking: coffee? Green tea? Perhaps a hot toddy? Well if you want to sleep, alcohol may seem to do the trick but you will end up waking up often throughout the night. To get a full night of uninterrupted sleep, try heating up some warm milk. The tryptophan and melatonin in the milk help ease your mind and prepares it for sleep. Warm milk is also a part of childhood memory for many so experiencing it can serve as deja vu and present a perfect mood to fall asleep in.
If you’d rather not drink milk, caffeine-free tea is also a great choice. Chamomile tea is a great choice as it also helps boost immunity, fight colds, calms stomach aches and reduces stress which ultimately helps you fall asleep. Ginger tea is also an option for those who experience motion sickness or need help digesting food. Since ginger tea helps improve digestion, sleeping will come much easier without keeping the body awake to absorb certain foods.
Oatmeal may seem like a breakfast food and you aren’t wrong. Often paired with some fruit and coffee, most people can’t imagine having a bowl of oatmeal before they sleep. However, there is some science behind having a bowl before you hit the bed. Oatmeal contains melatonin, the hormone that promotes sleep. Since oatmeal is made of complex carbohydrates, the body digests it for a little longer, which helps to prevent late night snacking on foods that are otherwise high in sugar, salt, and fat. So not only does oatmeal help you fall asleep, it can help you maintain a healthy diet.
Receiving the right amount of sleep each night is very important. Without enough sleep, the day will go by in a daze. If you are looking for a snack before bedtime, these three options can help you fall asleep easier thanks to their amounts of sleep-regulating hormones such as melatonin and tryptophan. However, eating too close to bedtime can lead to acid reflux and other digestive issues so best to finish consuming foods at least 2 hours before bed.
By eating the right foods and getting enough sleep every night, these small acts can lead to noticeable health changes that last for a lifetime. Sleeping on a mattress that is suitable for your body and lifestyle is also very important. At Palmpring, we have an array of mattresses that is a sure fit for those who have allergies, skin sensitivities, back pain and even those who want to enjoy an excellent durable mattress.
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