Tossing and Turning? These Sleep-Promoting Foods Will Help
If you were to ask us, we'd insist that a great night of sleep is a thing of beauty, something worth pursuing with intention and perseverance. That's why we're always interested in what the experts have to say regarding improving our sleep hygiene. And while we all know that a cozy cup of chamomile is associated with sleepy time, did you also know that there are plenty of other foods that improve sleep, too? And that some of them are green?! Yep, just as stress impacts our quality of sleep, so too does our diet. Thankfully, Well+Good took to the task of rounding up the foods we should incorporate into dinner (or a tactical late night snack) if we struggle with shut-eye now and again. Read on.
So what if oatmeal is generally eaten for breakfast? Oats aid the body in releasing sleep hormones like melatonin, so skip the late-night ice cream and consider a bowl of oatmeal, instead.
Magnesium deficiency can cause insomnia, so load up on the mineral-packed leafy green for a helpful assist.
High in healthy B6 vitamins, chickpeas also help your body produce healthy sleep-inducing melatonin.
Cherries, which help the body release melatonin, are a natural sleep cycle promoter, meaning they'll help you fall asleep and wake up more effortlessly.
High levels of potassium and B vitamins help the nervous system wind down.
What are you best tips for getting a good night's sleep?