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Foods That Help You Sleep

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Did you know that Americans has filled over 60 million prescriptions for sleeping pills last year? As of 2012, there were 24 published studies of the mortality risks of sleeping pills and 21 of those 22 studies showed that people taking sleeping pills died sooner. people need to learn that the body develops a tolerance for prescription pills and after 3-14 days of continued use, they have to increase the dose, and many people become dependent on these harmful sleeping pills when in all reality there are foods that help you sleep.

It may sound too good to be true, but we are what we eat, and some foods have the ability to only to help us fall asleep but to stay asleep. For example, walnuts, are an excellent source of tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that helps make serotonin and melatonin, both can calm and provide you sleep. Almonds, another great nit, contain magnesium, which promotes both sleep and muscle relaxation. A good way to get almonds in before betimes is to eat a tablespoon of almond butter or 1-ounce almonds. This helps you relax and promotes sleep.

A banana before bed can help you sleep are they are an excellent source of magnesium and potassium, which help to relax overstressed muscles. They also contain tryptophan, which convert to serotonin and melatonin, the brain’s key calming hormones. Another great fruit is cherries. A study from the University of Pennsylvania and University of Rochester found that cherries can naturally boosted the body’s supply of melatonin, which help with insomnia.

Dairy is another food to help with insomnia. Dairy helps the brain use the tryptophan found in dairy to manufacture sleep-triggering melatonin. It also contains and research has shown that calcium deficiencies are linked to poor sleep. So have a glass of milk, some cheese and crackers or a nice bowl of yogurt before bed to get a good night sleep.

It may be a great breakfast food but a nice bowl of warm oatmeal may help you get the rest you need. It’s rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon and potassium which all support sleep. fortified cereals are a great source of Vitamin B6 which is essential in producing melatonin so if you are looking for a good and tasty sleep, eat a small bowl of fortified cereal like Wheaties or multi-grain Cheerios. Along with that bowl of oatmeal or cereal, have a nice cup of chamomile tea will ensure a good night's sleep. In addition, this tea aids with mild to moderate generalized anxiety which prevents many people from getting good solid sleep.

Sleep aids are harmful and can be addictive and take years off your life. Eating foods that help you sleep have no side effects and can offer you an even better night's sleep because the sleep comes naturally and you do not wake up with that hung over feeling.

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