Food For A Good Night 's Sleep Essay

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7 Foods to Encourage a Good Night 's Sleep
You work hard (and maybe play hard, too) and at the end of the day, you want to sleep hard. It’s a simple enough equation, but one that many people don’t quite calculate on a nightly basis.
We all know that sleep is essential for good health, yet many of us have an incredibly hard time getting a healthy 8-hour dose. We limit our caffeine and liquid intakes after a certain hour, yet still toss and turn when the light goes off.
While there are a plethora of prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids, these often come with nasty side and can potentially be addictive. A much better solution is to turn to the foods we eat to help us get a good night’s sleep.
According to Russel Rosenberg, Ph.D. and CEO of the National Sleep Foundation, some foods are “sleep promoters” while others are “sleep stealers.”
Here are 7 foods you should include in your diet to promote a good night’s sleep.

Cherries

Melatonin is the chemical that helps regulate our body’s internal clock. It turns out cherries are one of the few natural foods to contain melatonin. A study found that drinking tart cherry juice resulted in improvements in both the duration and quality of sleep in adults who suffered from chronic insomnia.
You might say bada-boom bada-BING cherries are an answer to an insomniac’s prayer.

Milk
Did you have one of those grandmother’s that swore by a glass of warm milk before bed? Well, as it turns out, it may not have been an old wives’ tale…

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