Foods for Better Sleep


Commander's of Penmai
Apr 26, 2012
The World
Are you suffering from sleepless nights and not understanding what to do? Here are somefoods for better sleep.

Foods to Sleep Better:
Following are the top foods for better sleep:

Bananas are good sources of potassium and magnesium. Magnesium and potassium are natural muscle relaxants. Hence, they calm down the system and relax your body. Other benefit of bananas includes brain converts amino acids in banana to melatonin and serotonin that are essential for system to wind down. This is a perfect food which makes you sleep well.

Warm milk:
This is one of the best foods for inducing sleep. Milk has amino acid L-tryptophan that gets converted to 5-HTP and on consumption, it releases serotonin. Serotonin is required for relaxing the body and making it to sleep. This helps a person to have good sleep. Also, milk is rich in calcium that promotes sleep.

This is one of the best foods that make you fall asleep. It is because bread is a good source of carbohydrates. Carbs produce more serotonin and insulin which are essential for having sound sleep.

Cherries are good source of melatonin which controls body clock for regulating sleep. Hence, when one munches these, it helps the clock to tick faster or slower. One must have them just an hour before going to sleep.

Oatmeal is an excellent food for inducing sleep. Consuming this will result in insulin production. Insulin production raises blood sugar levels and thus, induces sleep. Also, oatmeal has melatonin that acts as a natural sleep aid.

Chamomile tea:
This is one of the best calmative drinks. It exerts mild soporific effect. It is a natural body relaxant for soul and body.

Onion soup:
Onions contain sephoretin. It has calmative properties. This induces sleep. Hence, it was used as a sleep inducer in Ancient Greece.

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