- What you eat before you go to sleep can influence your slumber.
Foods that you should eat to ensure a good night's sleep:
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- Studies show that passion fruit tea quickly induces sleep, and ensures a more sound sleep. Harman alkaloids — the chemicals present in passion fruit — are known to act on the nervous system and induce sleep.
- Dates contain the right combination of carbohydrates and the sleep-inducing amino, acid L-tryptophan. The fast-acting carbohydrates in this dry fruit increase the use of all other amino acids, raising the levels of sleep-inducing amino acids in the blood. Thus, a handful of dates before going to sleep are the best bed time snack for a rejuvenating sleep.
- Results of a study report that having cherry juice twice a day is ideal to improve the quality and quantity of sleep. Cherry juice contains L-tryptophan, the sleep-friendly amino acid, which gets converted into melatonin. Melatonin is a chemical that induces the sleep pattern.
- Foods that increase the amount of melatonin are ideal for having a good sleep. This includes milk, yogurt, oats, eggs, and peanuts. Eating these foods raise the level of melatonin circulating in blood, improving an individual's quality of sleep.
- Glutamic acid-rich foods help to enhance the levels of gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA), which regulates the neuron excitability in the nervous system. Chinese food contains monosodium glutamate, a salt of this amino acid thus increasing the GABA levels in blood and helps in inducing sleep.