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Five foods for a better sleep


Having trouble sleeping but not into taking pills? Try switching up your diet and try these foods for a better sleep.

1770833601) Tart cherries

A clinical study actually showed that consuming tart cherry juice at night resulted in a better sleep. Tart cherries contain a high level of melatonin, a hormone that helps to regulate the sleep cycle. Many people that have difficulty sleeping supplement with melatonin, but tart cherries are a natural source.

2) Herbal tea

A warm cup of tea is soothing and herbs such as chamomile, mint and ginger have been used forgingertea centuries as natural sleep aids. Since screen time can also be detrimental to your sleep, we suggest shutting down all your technology before making yourself tea and enjoying it sans bright lights.

Whiskey-Honey-Toasted-Walnut-3-FS13) Walnuts

Walnuts are also a good source of melatonin (as well as heart healthy fats). If you’re a tricky sleeper, you may want to make a handful your late night snack.

4) Fish

The fatty acids in fish have been shown to aid in the production of melatonin. If you’re not already eating fish, think about adding it to your weekly dinner rotation (regardless of whether or not you need help Hidekazu Tojo's Sablefishsleeping, fish is still a great healthy choice!).

5) Bananas

The potassium in bananas helps to relax your muscles. They also contain tryptophan, which is an amino acid and precursor to the sleep-inducing neurotransmitters of serotonin and melatonin.