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Foods That Will Help You Sleep Well At Night (14 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Food   13 Jul 2016   / 4209 views


Before bed try and drink a glass of cherry juice to help you fall asleep faster. Just make sure the juice is from tart cherries because these contain melatonin.

Jasmine Rice

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, jasmine rice has a high glycemic index which allows for a gradual release of glucose into the bloodstream. It also increases the production of tryptophan and serotonin into the blood.


According to the The New York Academy of Sciences, Bananas are a great source of Vitamin B6, which is needed to help produce melatonin.

Dark Chocolate

Treat yo’ self with a delicious snack while helping your body relax. Dark chocolate contains serotonin that will put you right into full relaxation mode.


Great for an evening snack because walnuts contain high levels of tryptophan and their own form of melatonin.


When the body’s magnesium levels are too low, it makes it difficult to stay asleep. Almonds are high in magnesium and make for a great evening snack just like walnuts.


Wheat Bread Whole wheat bread contains carbohydrates, which raise levels of tryptophan in the brain. White bread will have this effect but will also spike blood sugar levels.


Tea A cup of herbal tea can increase glycine, which relaxes nerves and muscles.


Hummus contains tryptophan that turns to 5-HTP and eventually releases relaxing serotonin. Just a few spoons of hummus will do the job.


Like most green leafy vegetables, kale is high in calcium, which helps the brain use tryptophan to produce melatonin.


According to Oregon State University’s Wellness Ink, lettuce contains lactucarium which boasts sedative-like properties. These properties can affect the brain in ways similar to opium.

Milk contains tryptophan and calcium, which help regulate melatonin levels. You can also try warm milk to help raise body temperature.


According to the New York Academy of Sciences, tuna is high in tryptophan and vitamin B6. Your body uses B6 to help produce both melatonin and serotonin.


Thanksgiving turkey has always been known to make people sleepy after stuffing their faces. Turkey is high in tryptophan and will give you that sleepy feeling.

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Comments (1):

Haikiri 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I Say aside from stimulant compounds like caffeine, anything you eat will set the internal organs active and drain a lot of resources for the digestive process and cause somnolence if you don't start any attention requiring activity.
When you eat it is not just your stomach that has to produce acid, that just breaks some things and kill some bacteria, mostly protein based.
Most organs will start working and produce different things, either to be used by other organs or to go directly to the intestines for further breakdown of materials required for all kinds of purposes, like acidic bile from the gall bladder.
The enzymes from the pancreas, The liver creates glycogen from sugars and carbohydrates and is also responsible for a large variety of functions such as process toxins with amino acids or transform proteins into other types of proteins needed by the system.
So yeah, when gramma said you shouldn't try to swim after eating.. she was kinda right.. with the resources being focused on digestion, your body can either get cramps on muscles or simply revert the digestion tasks and call a vomit, bc its too hard to do attend for the muscles immediate attention producing carbonized gas and lactic acid, both toxic, and attend the organs at the same time.