In a study of 1 out of 3 people, one is struggling with insomnia. The reason for restless nights can lie on different factors but among these may be attributed to the beverages and foods we consume before sleeping to our adjustable bed. This is as per sleep experts.
The author of The Good Sleep Guide, Sammy Margo revealed his top 5 foods to be eaten before sleeping. This will promote faster and more complete sleep at nights.
Number 1. Bananas
Bananas are muscle relaxant and rich in magnesium. At the same time, it has sleep promoting hormones serotonin as well as melatonin. According to a recent survey conducted by Simba Sleep, they found out that an average adult is able to get 6 hours, 28 minutes of sleep every night and missing out on 6 hours and 10 minutes of sleep every week.
Number 2. Honey
Believe it or not, just taking a teaspoon of honey contains enough glucose to tell your brain to shut off orexin. This is a type of chemical that’s triggering alertness. Turbulent thoughts are actually common cause of sleepless nights with 53% of people incapable of stopping their mind with random thoughts as soon as the lights are turned off.
Number 3. Almonds
Almonds are type of nuts that contain magnesium and tryptophan. Both of these help in reducing muscle as well as nerve functions while steadying heart rhythm. Also in a survey, it revealed that quarter of individuals is kept up by rising stress levels.
Number 4. Oats
Grains found in oatmeal are triggering insulin production and naturally raising blood sugar levels. According to Margo, oats are rich in melatonin as well which promotes faster sleep.
Number 5. Turkey
Post-Christmas lunch nap isn’t a coincidence. Turkey has decent amount of sleep-inducing tryptophan. Just 11% of Brits tried to modify their diet in order to see how it will enhance their quality of sleep according to research studies.
Among those who are actively trying to improve their sleep via diet, taking a cup of chamomile tea before sleep is a wonderful choice, especially if it is followed by some wine or glass of hot milk.