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
Foods high in Magnesium:
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: