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The best food to help you sleep

The best food to help you sleep

It’s no secret that different foods and drinks can impact your energy levels. When we feel drowsy in the morning, we reach for a cup of coffee. To help you sleep at night, maybe you enjoy a cup of herbal tea. The relationship between what you consume and how you sleep is complicated, and there are no easy answers when it comes to foods that might help you get better rest. If you find yourself struggling to sleep at night, the best starting points would be the simplest ones. Making sure your bedroom is free of excess noise and light, and upgrading to a Milton mattress are worth trying first. Building on from that, you might feel that tweaking your diet supports a more holistic approach to better rest. Recent research helps illuminate the foods you might want to start add to your shopping list.

  • Nuts. Nuts like almonds, pistachios, walnuts, and cashews are considered good foods when it comes to sleep. Nuts contain melatonin and minerals such as zinc and magnesium that help the body with its essential functions. In a study, it was found that this mix of melatonin, magnesium, and zinc helped older adults struggling with insomnia get better sleep.
  • Fish. Results from a recent study showed that fish, specifically the fish higher in fats, helped support better rest. The study found that over a period of several months, people who ate salmon at least three times per week had better sleep overall and more energy during the day. The study theorized this was due to the amounts of Vitamin D and Omega-3 found in fish, which help the body regulate its levels of serotonin (happiness!).
  • Kiwi. Kiwi fruits are high in Vitamins C & E, and research has found that it might just improve your night’s sleep. In a study, people who ate two kiwis before bedtime found that they fell asleep faster and had an improved quality of rest.


All facts taken from the National Sleep Foundation.


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