A good night’s rest is good for your overall well-being and is also helpful in keeping a youthful appearance and will make you feel younger too. So which foods should you snack on if you’re finding it hard to get to sleep and counting sheep just isn’t working?
According MSNBC.com, among the best natural sedatives is tryptophan. One of the ingredients necessary for the body to make serotonin, the neurotransmitter best known for creating feelings of calm, and for making you sleepy.
Experts suggest the following snacks to induce “feel-good relaxation chemicals” thereby calming your nerves and slowing your brain towards relaxation:
Non fat popcorn
Oatmeal with sliced bananas
One cup of plain yogurt with mixed nuts or granola
Low fat vanilla pudding
Healthy cereal with skim milk
Low-fat granola bar
It’s also suggested that bedtime snacks not exceed more than 200 calories
So next time you’re tossing and turning opt for any of the snacks above to achieve a peaceful night’s sleep that you need and deserve. Good night!