Sleep Disorder? Treat it with Food!

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Who does’nt love to sleep….its such a natural sweet thing inherent in all human kind.Its unexplainable how we r wired to close our eyes every night and become unconscious…such a wonderful thing.God in his own wisdom…knew we need quality sleep.

But many people find it very difficult to sleep because either they are too tired or just don’t have an idea why they cannot catch sleep! This insomniatic state has caught up with many people and can be treated tremendously through what you eat.

Food is a powerful tool. Not only does it provide nutrients to our bodies, it also effects our energy and sleep cycles. How you eat can have powerful effects on how you sleep. While many foods act as stimulants to keep us alert and awake, others can encourage sleepiness. If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, it is important to learn what types of food will make you drowsy. Doing so can mean the difference between a restless night and a good night’s sleep.

Dairy Products

Dairy products like cheese, milk and cottage cheese can help make you sleepy. This is because they contain tryptophan, an amino acid that the brain relies on to build relaxing neurotransmitters. In addition, the calcium found in dairy products encourages the production of sleep-inducing melatonin.

Nuts contain magnesium, a known muscle relaxer. Eat a handful of peanuts before bed. Or try some hazelnuts or peanuts. They are also high in tryptophan. Because tryptophan takes about an hour before it encounters the brain, do not eat your nighttime snack right before you go to bed.

Eating a bowl of oatmeal to help aid sleep. Oatmeal triggers the production of insulin, helping the blood sugar rise naturally. In addition, oats are full of the sleep aid melatonin.

Try oatmeal plain or slice up a few bananas on top. Bananas contain both magnesium and potassium, which are muscle relaxers. They also contain tryptophan. Popcorn
Yes you heard right! popcorn may help you get better sleep. Enjoy popcorn while watching television while perusing a book or magazine. Go easy on the salt and butter when you eat popcorn before bed, since table salt, which may make you retain fluids and wake up in the middle of the night thirsty, is not sleep-friendly. Eggs
Foods with carbohydrates and tryptophan are the best to help induce sleep, and they’re also nutritious. Eggs contain just the right amount of tryptophan to make them an ideal choice for nighttime snacks. Carbohydrates engage insulin in your body to transport glucose into the cells, while the tryptophan goes to the brain and helps you become sleepy. Sprinkle a little cheese on scrambled eggs and you will provide your body with enough carbohydrates and protein to keep it full until morning.Bananas
A combination of a banana and a cup of hot chamomile tea will help to induce sleepiness. Bananas contain a natural substance called melatonin, which is also present in the human body and helps us to sleep. Not enough melatonin can mean a restless and sleepless night. Bananas also contain magnesium, which helps our muscles to relax, and serotonin.

Try one of these foods and find your sleep coming back almost immediately.