What you eat affects how you sleep
If you could pick the right foods to help you get the best sleep possible, you would, wouldn't you? If you knew which foods would hinder your restful slumber, wouldn't you avoid them? Now's your chance to learn which foods to eat and which to steer clear of for a good night's sleep.
Reach for tryptophan-rich foods
We've all heard of warm milk's magical ability to send us off to dreamland. Do you know why it's true? Dairy foods contain tryptophan, which is a sleep-promoting substance. Other tryptophan-containing foods include poultry, bananas, oats and honey.
Indulge your craving for carbs
Carbohydrate-rich foods complement dairy foods by increasing the level of sleep-inducing tryptophan in the blood. A few perfect late night snacks to get you snoozing might include a bowl of cereal and milk, yoghurt and crackers, or bread and cheese.