“Just drink a warm mug of milk before bed! All your sleep problems will go away.” Sounds familiar? Don’t worry, this is not another article that just states the obvious. While we all wish for one magical sleep elixir that will make our sleep problems disappear, that’s just wishful thinking. However, a few systematic changes in our diets can help us wave bye-bye to bad sleep and hello to refreshed mornings. Here are some sleep-friendly foods that will fast-track your journey to snoozeville!
- Tryptophan, or tryp-to-fun? Bad puns aside, Tryptophan is an amino acid found in several common foods, that increases serotonin and melatonin to improve mood and sleep quality. So go crazy on the chicken, eggs, nuts and dairy, as these are rich in tryptophan.
- While coffee can give you brew-tiful mornings, the same can’t be said for nights! Drinking coffee or alcohol a few hours before bed can leave your body alert and awake – not what you want when you are trying to get some shut eye. Put away the coffee and the wine at least 4-6 hours before sleep. It’s definitely worth a shot!
- Do fruits make you frown? Well, that might be why you toss and turn in bed for hours! From kiwis improving sleep quality to oranges regulating the sleep-wake cycle – several fruits are nature’s remedies for bad sleep. Add these fruits to your diet, and get the night of rejuvenating sleep that you need to be a kiwi-nner!
- It’s time to replace eye bags with tea bags! A cup of herbal tea before bed can do wonders for helping you sleep and relax. Chamomile, lavender, peppermint, lemongrass…. the list of sleep-friendly teas is long and diverse, so take your pick!
You are what you eat, so don’t sleep on these diet tips! The key to the ‘dead-to-the-world’ sleep that you have always wanted could be in your own kitchen cupboard. We believe that with the right sleep solutions, anyone can sleep soundly and dream big. So try out these tips, and witness dramatic improvements in your sleep quality!