Best And Worst Foods Before Sleep

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Insomnia frustrates anyone. You would want to fall asleep as soon as you go to bed. Nobody would want to struggle to fall asleep and wake up with a tiresome feeling due to lack of quality sleep.

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Your productivity, peace and sanity may go for a toss when you are robbed of a good night's sleep. But what to do in such a case?

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Well, before trying anything else, try to address the problem with diet. Some foods help you fall asleep while some foods stop you from falling asleep. Embrace the former and avoid the latter. Here are those foods....



Milk contains tryptophan. This compound helps your body produce serotonin and helps in relaxing.


Sweet Potatoes

Even sweet potatoes help you fall asleep as they are complex carbs and they contain potassium.



They contain potassium and magnesium which relax you and help you fall asleep.



As cherries come with melatonin which is sleep-inducing, consuming a handful before sleep can help fall asleep faster.



Sources of complex carbohydrates are also good for sleep. Barley and quinoa may help.


Worst Foods: Alcohol

Alcohol can wake you up in the middle of the night and spoil the quality of sleep.


Worst Foods: Caffeine

Coffee and energy drinks that contain caffeine are among the worst foods before sleep as they ruin your sleep.


Worst Foods: Spicy Foods

Spicy foods may cause acid reflux. Chicken may also hamper your sleep.

So, eat foods that help you sleep well and reduce the foods that spoil your sleep.

Read more about: sleep, insomnia, foods, diet, health
Story first published: Saturday, December 17, 2016, 16:14 [IST]
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