The 7 Best Foods to Eat Before Bed Time for a Good Night's Sleep

  • Getting enough sleep is very important for your health. Fortunately, several foods may help, thanks to their sleep-enhancing characteristics. To reap their benefits, make sure to consume them 2-3 hours before bed time.
  • 1.Bananas- Bananas are considered a rich source of magnesium which relaxes muscles and they also contain serotonin and melatonin, which encourage sleep.
  • 2.Almonds- Almonds, due to its high content of sleep-regulating hormones and its anti-inflammatory properties, make for a great snack to eat before bed.
  • 3.Walnuts- A treasure trove of nutrients and healthy fats including omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts are loaded with serotonin, a sleep-enhancing brain chemical.
  • 4.Honey- Just a spoonful of honey is enough to stimulate the release of melatonin in the brain and shut off orexin (which keeps us alert), thus helping to boost sleep quality.
  • 5.Oats- Yet another food rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids which promote sleep-inducing melatonin, oats encourages insulin production and naturally raise blood sugar, which relaxes the body and helps with sleep.
  • 6.White Rice- Reports suggest that white rice may be effective at improving sleep if it is consumed at least one hour before bedtime due to its high carb content and high glycemic index.
  • 7.Chamomile Tea- Chamomile tea is a popular herbal tea that contains apigenin, an antioxidant that binds to certain receptors in your brain that may promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia.

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