Snack on these food combos and enjoy a better slumber
By: Ashton Darnell
If you could snack on certain foods that would help you to enjoy a better nights sleep, would you? Of course you would! There are plenty different food combos out there that can help you to fall to sleep, and assist in an uninterrupted slumber.
Here are some of our favorites:
Indulge in Carbs
Although we are generally told to avoid the tempting carb-heavy foods, they can actually help with the sleep process. Carbohydrates can help to induce the level of tryptophan in the blood stream which can help to induce sleep. Couple your late night carbs with a little dairy like yogurt or milk for an increased effect.
Not only does dairy sound delicious late at night, but dairy also contains the sleep-inducing tryptophan. Tryptophan is that magic little substance that has coined the idea of a warm glass of milk helping us fall asleep at night. You can also find tryptophan in items such as nuts, bananas and eggs.
Sure, you know to avoid having a late night cup of coffee if your goal is to get some sleep, but do you know where else caffeine may be lurking? Many medications contain caffeine in them, so make sure to check the label prior to taking medications pre-bedtime. Caffeine can also be found in items like chocolate, tea and soda. The recommended time to cut out the caffeine before bed it about four to six hours pre-sleep.
In addition to the above mentioned foods to enjoy and avoid, there are a few extra tips that we’d like for you to take away. The best nights sleep is an uninterrupted nights sleep. Cut out fluids by at least 8pm to avoid getting up for the bathroom in the middle of the night. And, try to avoid things like high-fat foods and alcohol in the evening as these can increase your chances for an interrupted nights sleep.