28 Dec FOODS THAT HELP YOU TO SLEEP
TROUBLE SLEEPING? THESE SIX FOODS WILL HELP YOU TO SLEEP BETTER
Do you have trouble falling asleep? Sleep is essential to life. It is crucial to both physical and emotional health. Good sleep, a balanced diet and regular exercise help us to feel rested and refreshed. Did you know that inadequate sleep can cause not only fatigue and low energy, but can also affect your weight, appetite and physical activity?
A good mattress is essential to help you get the rest you need and feel well every day, since rest is a basic requirement of the human body. The fewer the interruptions and the deeper you sleep, the more restorative and restful it is, hence the importance of investing in a good mattress.
Investing in a good mattress is tantamount to investing in your quality of life.
Another important aspect is healthy eating. Research has shown that a healthy diet is key to sleeping well and preventing problems like insomnia.
Here are some simple dietary tips that will help you to sleep better.
Although most people drink infusions made with a single medicinal plant, combining them can increase their relaxing properties.
Camomile and linden: linden is a well-known natural sedative, recommended for relaxing and relieving stress. On the other hand, camomile is good for stomach conditions, improving the digestion.
St John’s Wort: Queen of the relaxing herbs, it is a sedative, with calming properties.
Milk contains components that give the body nutrients that help you fall asleep more quickly and easily.
According to the experts, the main reason why milk is good before going to sleep is because it has an amino acid called tryptophan. The body converts it into serotonin, also known as the sleep hormone. A tip: If you warm up the milk, it will relax you, reducing stress levels in the body.
Banana is a fruit full of magnesium. It is very important for muscle relaxation and it is also a natural soporific. In addition to producing melatonin and serotonin, it is rich in magnesium and it is a good muscle relaxant.
FISH (TUNA, SALMON, TROUT, SARDINES)
These seafoods contain Omega3, and there are many studies that have shown that the essential fatty acids of fish reduce stress and help to relax. It also contains vitamin B6 that helps the production of the sleep hormone.
It appears that cherries not only help you to sleep longer, but also make you feel better. Melatonin, a sleep hormone, is present in cherries more than in other fruits.
So good… aren’t they?
OATS AND ALMONDS
The Almonds and oats are foods that provide a lot of health benefits, including the promotion of sleep. Why? Because they are rich in magnesium and the amino acid tryptophan. They offer a combination of nutrients that promote instant relaxation to sleep.
Eating them two hours before bedtime helps relax the body and promotes sleep.
Other tips in order to have a better sleep;
- Avoid large meals (having dinner 1 or 2 hours before you go to sleep).
- Avoid alcohol consumption.
- Avoid having coffee before going to sleep.