If you are one of the many people who have trouble getting a good night’s sleep, you probably would appreciate a little help. Wishing and hoping and tossing and turning won’t work, so you need to find a more promising course of action. Sleep is important because when you sleep, and only when you sleep, bone marrow and lymph nodes work to strengthen your immune response. Restful sleep is also important because when you don’t get enough of it, you are more likely to become depressed, forgetful and irritable, and you are more prone to having accidents. Fortunately, insomnia is a common problem that can be helped by simply consuming certain foods before you turn in at night. Continue reading to learn which foods promote restful sleep.
English Muffin with Honey
One tasty treat that will help you get the sleep you desire is an English muffin with honey. About one hour prior to climbing into bed at night, toast an English muffin and eat it smeared with a little honey. English muffins induce sleep because the carbohydrates in this food up your level of tryptophan and serotonin. Higher levels of tryptophan and serotonin are known to promote faster sleep, longer sleep, and better quality of sleep. Honey also helps you sleep. Put these two foods together and you have a recipe for sweet dreams.
Fill a mug with milk, put the milk in a pot and heat it until it is warm. Drink the milk approximately one hour before retiring. Milk contains sleep-inducing carbohydrates, so sip on this dairy beverage for a good night’s sleep. You could find yourself sleeping like a baby.
Munch on a few Brazil nuts before going to bed. Brazil nuts contain iron and magnesium, minerals recognized for their ability to help you sleep better. Brazil nuts also contain copper, another mineral that promotes better sleep. Copper wards off nervousness and depression, and copper, as well as iron, may stop your hair from turning gray. How wonderful it is to think that eating Brazil nuts prior to going to sleep at night can lead to a well rested, relaxed, happy and young looking you.
Chew on a few stalks of raw celery before retiring for a good night’s sleep. Like Brazil nuts, this crunchy vegetable contains iron and copper. Celery is a refreshing snack food you may also want to eat during the day for lunch.