Insomnia? 10 foods that will help you sleep
Your diet is not something that you should take lightly, it has an important impact on your health. It can help maintain healthy hair and, according to specialists at the Houston Methodist Hospital, also impacts on your way of sleeping.
Dietician Krizten Kizer explained that there are certain foods that worsen the quality of sleep, but also those that improve your rest considerably and most of these foods are found in the Mediterranean diet. Here are some of them:
According to Kizer, the hormone responsible for sleep, melatonin, is produced naturally in your body every night, but consuming food with it will help you get much better sleep. A good source are nuts.
According to a study conducted by the Sleep Solutions organization, people with vitamin D deficiency wake up more at night and their sleep is less deep. Eggs are one of the few foods that contain this vitamin naturally.
Cherries are one of the natural products that contain more melatonin in nature. A study from the European Journal of Nutrition showed that those who ate cherry before going to bed slept up to 40 minutes longer than those who did not.
A study in the Journal of Sleep Research found that omega 3 found in these animals is related to more restorative sleep. They still do not find the exact causes of this, but they have the theory that it potentiates the effects of the metalonin in the body.
Psychologist and mental health specialist, Linda Wasmer explained that whole grains are complex carbohydrates that will not trigger your blood sugar levels, which will allow you to sleep better and improve your energy levels in the day.
According to Dr. Kristen, there are studies that relate plant phytochemicals with beta-carotene and their positive impact on sleep, among which are carrots. If you do not like them, there are also potatoes.
This food contains an amino acid called tryptophan which is the precursor of serotonin and is related to good mental health and deep sleep, according to Kizer.
Chamomile is related to relief from anxiety and stress. In addition, a cup of hot tea will have an effect similar to that of hot milk, as it warms and cools your body, which will help drowsiness.
Dr. Wasmer explains that fruits, like turkey, contain the amino acid tryptophan, which helps improve sleep. In addition, many of them contain vitamin B, both substances are responsible for the creation of serotonin.