7 Foods to Help You Love Sleep

7 Foods to Help You Love Sleep  

Ameet Nathwani | Apr. 8, 2015

For some, chamomile tea packs the right punch of sleepiness so you can easily hit the hay. But for others, their palate requires a little something extra or more variety. If you identify with the latter, then you’re in luck! We’ve curated a list of the Chamomile tea isn’t the only thing that will help you hit the hay. Check out these other tasty treats that will have you dreaming in no time.


HUMMUS

Yes, your favourite Mediterranean dip can actually help you catch some Zzz’s. Chickpeas contain tryptophan, which we all know makes you a little sleepy.

WHOLE WHEAT PASTA

Not only is whole wheat good for you overall, it’s also good for your sleep cycle. Whole wheat helps you produce insulin, which makes you sleep with a smile.

BANANAS

Bananas aren’t just rich in potassium. They’re also chock full of magnesium, which is a natural muscle relaxant. And we can all agree on one thing, it’s that’s a relaxed body makes for a restful sleep.

WALNUTS

These popular nuts have tons of tryptophan, an amino acid that generates serotonin and melatonin (the same good stuff that’s in hummus). So go nuts!

CHERRY JUICE

Believe it or not, this sweet cider may have you sleeping in no time. Cherries can boost levels of melatonin, so sip on this sweet drink for sleep.

CHICKEN

Everyone knows that turkey makes you tired, but chicken affects your sleep cycle too since it also contains levels of tryptophan, also known as the amino acid that makes us want to take a nap.

RICE

It might be odd to include rice in this list since it can actually give people an energy boost after eating it, but rice can also have the opposite effect.

 

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