Best food for a good night’s sleep!
We all love our sleep dearly. Bad moods can also indicate our lack of sleep. Sleep brings more energy to us helps promote positive energy thus making us think and live a positive life. It is recommended to sleep around 7 or 8 hours a night in order to function at maximum capacity. Even though there is no hard evidence that food effects our sleep pattern but it has now become evident that taking some foods just right before going to bed can promote a good night sleep.
Cherries are a natural food that contain melatonin (the chemical that controls our internal clock).A small study shows that drinking cherry juice or having a cherry tart before going to bed actually help promote sleep in patients with insomnia. A little cherry never hurt anyone so why not grab some before going to bed.
Remember how your mother would give you a cup of warm milk to help you have a better sleep.Its not a myth. Milk has an amino acid tryptophan, a precursor to the brain chemical serotonin. So just a cup of warm milk can help you drift off into dreams.
Chamomile is the oldest herb that has been known to humans for its relaxing effects. It is also known to lift off stress and calm the body, so why not the next time you get ready to hit the sheets have a warm and soothing cup of chamomile tea, which would help you have a better sleep.
Potatoes can induce sleep. Potatoes help clear acids that interfere with the yawn inducing tryptophan. Potatoes when taken with warm milk even enhance the soothing effect and result in a better night’s sleep.
Carbs can be a good incentive for sleep. Eating cereal with milk at bed time enhances the sleep inducing effects and can help in a better night sleep.