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Good Food For Tight Sleep

By Gayatri @LifeEssence2

Good Food For Tight SleepAre you repeatedly waking up or waking up too early? If you are experiencing these conditions more than five times in a month then you could be suffering from insomnia. Don’t get afraid friends, you are not suffering from any dangerous disease. It simply means that you can’t sleep properly. Food can help in that. Let’s see how it will help you.
What we eat is directly related how you eat. It is a science. The chemical tryptophan present in certain foods, which is the raw material that the brain uses to release sleep-inducing hormones-serotonin and melatonin. Adequate serotonin levels promote deep, restorative sleep.
Foods like milk, yogurt, banana, cherries, fish, nuts, flaxseed, oatmeal, honey, turkey, soy, chamomile tea, whole wheat bread, and leafy vegetables, are rich in tryptophan. Also, magnesium (found in
wheat bran, almonds, cashews, kelp and brewer's yeast) and vitamin B6 and B12 (found in wheat germ, sunflower seeds and oil, and tuna) are sleep friendly nutrients and should be involved in a day's meal.
Good Food For Tight SleepHigh-calorie and spicy foods are difficult to digest and cause interrupted or fitful sleep. Also, avoid eatables with high sugar content, caffeine, and nicotine because they stimulate the brain instead of relaxing it.
For better results, one must have a  long-term commitment to a well-balanced diet and a healthier lifestyle- think regular exercise, less late nights, no junk food, and yes, no cigarettes and alcohol. After all, you can't move mountains just by sipping green tea.
Good Food For Tight Sleep
German study in Psychopharmacology reveals that vegetables like lettuce, spinach, broccoli, and kale are powerhouses of vitamins that help combat stress and induce restful sleep.
Two hours before bedtime eat your food which will help you to avoid feeling uncomfortably full.  An active digestive system acts as a hindrance for the body and the mind to relax.
Good Food For Tight SleepThe calcium content in milk helps the brain use tryptophan, creating melatonin faster, as do bananas. They make for a good wholesome breakfast.
Say no to
  • The popular perception that a glass of wine acts as a sedative is a myth as it dehydrates your body. Wine will wake you up during the night, leaving you very thirsty and cranky.
  • Avoid fried and spicy foods for dinner as these are difficult to digest and make the digestive system hyper-active. Think twice before biting into your deep-fried chicken.
  • Caffeine is one of the most 'long-standing' products that might take up to 14 hours to metabolise. So it is best not to have that double espresso too late in the day.
- Priyadarshini Hinge

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