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Eat These for Better Sleep


Sleep is a tricky thing for many people. Everything from stress, to your physical environment can affect the amount of REM you’re reaping. Luckily, there are some factors you can control that will help you sleep, like your diet.

Relax Your Muscles

Try a warm glass of yogurt at bedtime. Um…I mean milk. The point is, foods high in Calcium have a calming effect. When paired with Magnesium, this dynamic duo can help relax the muscles too. Try these foods to put weight on your eyelids:

 Foods high in Calcium:

 Low-Fat cottage Cheese

Low-Fat Milk

Low-Fat Yogurt

Orange Juice

Soy Milk

Cereal

Broccoli

almonds

Foods high in Magnesium:

Pumpkin Seeds

Spinach

Soy Beans

Salmon

Sunflower Seeds

Halibut

Black Beans

Navy Beans

Serotonin Production

Cheerios at bedtime? The whole grains contain tryptophan- the precursor to the sleep-inducing agents serotonin and melatonin. Here are some more foods high in Tryptophan:

Low-fat Cheese

Low-fat milk

Soy beans

Tofu

Soy milk

Whole grains

Beans

Rice

Hummus

Peanuts

Eggs

Sesame seeds

sunflower seeds

 

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