• Turkey. Now, you should avoid eating before bed because it can lead to heartburn. However, if you are feeling hungry there are a few foods that can help. A turkey sandwich delivers tryptophan and carbs just like milk and honey does. So, will a banana and milk. If you’re truly hungry and know you won’t be able to sleep over the sounds of your stomach growling, make a smart decision. …show more content…
Enjoying a leafy green salad at dinner time may just help you sleep later on. This is because lettuce contains lactucarium, this works as a sedative and actually affects your brain as opium would. You can also create a lettuce tea to enjoy before bed. Simmer three large lettuce leaves in a cup of hot water for around 15 minutes. Add a couple of sprigs of mint after you remove it from the heat and sip on it around half an hour before bed.
• Tortilla chips & pretzels. These food items have high on the glycemic index, causing a spike in insulin and blood sugar. In turn, this will shorten the time it will take for you to fall asleep. Normally you’d want these to stay level to avoid other problems, however, if you are in need of rest, this is a great way to induce …show more content…
Enjoying a bowl of carbohydrate rich cereal is an excellent way to get yourself off to sleep. It combined calcium, tryptophan, and carbs for the ultimate sleep-inducing combination.
• Chickpeas. Just another excellent source of tryptophan. A light snack before bed may not be a terrible idea if it’s hummus with a few whole grain crackers.
• St John’s Wort. This is often used as a means to reduce the symptoms of depression. This may just be exactly what you need to help with your sleep problem, and depression is a common cause of insomnia.
• Screens Off. We live in a technological world, and unfortunately this often creates a dependency that keeps us up at night. Turn the TV off, put your phone and tablet down, and spend the hour before bedtime living like a luddite. Go for a bath, read a book, or spend this time doing yoga or in meditation.
• Exercise. Regular exercise is a great way to ensure that you’re getting a good night’s sleep. You’ll have more energy for your waking hours, and enjoy a restful sleep at night. Don’t exercise just before bed, though, as you’ll end up wide