7 Late Night Snacks
That Help You Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is so necessary today, and believe it or not, there are some foods you can eat that will actually help you get the sleep you’ve been looking for.
You probably already know about the foods you shouldn’t eat or drink, like coffee and sodas that can keep you awake. But there are foods that you might not have thought of that will help provide you with the vitamins and minerals your body needs to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep at night.
Try incorporating these foods into your diet and see how much difference they make in your quality of sleep:
Tea is one of the most popular nighttime remedies for insomnia, and some special varieties are specifically meant to help make you sleepier. Chamomile tea is especially known to help put the body into a relaxed state.
2. Whole Grains
Whole grains will make you sleepy even though they’re advertised as being a breakfast food designed to wake you up and give you lots of energy. Whole grains contain magnesium which can be a big help when you try to relax at night.
Yogurt and other dairy products contain calcium which helps to de-stress your body. It also helps you fall asleep more quickly when you’re trying to get to sleep. You’ll also find calcium in other dairy products as well, like cheese or milk products.
Bananas are the perfect daytime snack food because they’re portable and can give you the burst of energy you need at the right time. But bananas also help you feel sleepy because they strengthen your circadian rhythm allowing you to sleep better at night.
Almonds also contain magnesium to help your body relax, prepare you for sleep and allow you to stay asleep longer. Almonds contain healthy fats that your body needs every day, and they’ve been shown to help you get better sleep at night.
Cherries help your body boost its own melatonin levels naturally, so keeping a bowl of cherries on your nightstand or a glass of cherry juice in the refrigerator to sip on a few hours before going to bed can do wonders in helping you sleep better. You might even wake up early the next morning feeling great and able to take care of some things you weren’t able to get done the night before.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, a great antioxidant that not only helps you sleep better but also possibly avoid some serious diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Cook your tomatoes whenever possible as it will unlock more lycopene and you’ll get more of a benefit.
Try some of these foods before going to bed at night and see if they don’t help you getting the good night’s sleep you’ve been needing. Your body will feel more rested and you’ll wake up in the morning a lot more alert and refreshed after a good night’s sleep.
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About the Author
Deven Soni is a Venture Capital Advisor and co-founder of Sprayable Inc. — the makers of the world’s first topical energy and sleep sprays. His dream is to change the way people live, work and sleep by making the best possible lifestyle products and making them available to people across the world who need the sleep right when they sleep, and be alive and energetic when awake. Learn more about our flagship product Sprayable Sleep: The World’s First Topical Melatonin Sleep Spray here: http://www.sprayablesleep.com/about.