Sometimes the food that we eat before we go to bed can affect how quickly we fall asleep. If you choose from our list of the best foods to eat before bed, you should notice a difference fairly quickly.
If you struggle to nod off when your head hits the pillow then it may be down to your diet and choice of food that you’re eating in those few hours beforehand.
Consuming certain foods can help you sleep better though and improve the quality of sleep.
Here at Soak & Sleep we care about you getting a good nights rest, so here are the top 10 foods to munch on to help you drift off…
Almonds: They contain magnesium which promotes both sleep and muscle relaxation.
Bananas: An excellent source of magnesium and potassium, which can help relax overstressed muscles.
Oatmeal: A warm bowl is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon and potassium, all important nutrients that support sleep. But go easy on sweeteners as too much sugar can have an anti-calming effect.
Hard-boiled egg: High in protein, this satisfying snack can help you stay asleep.
Edamame: Especially helpful for women who are dealing with menopause-related sleep symptoms; the natural estrogen-like compounds found in soy based products can help control those night time hot flashes that can disturb sleep.
Cherries: Whether frozen, dried, fresh or in juice form, researchers found that they naturally boost the body’s supply of melatonin.
Cereal: A small bowl of whole-grain cereal that’s low in sugar may also help you sleep soundly.
Chamomile tea: This is one of the oldest garden herbs which was considered a universal remedy in ancient Egypt as it has a relaxing effect.
Honey: Recent studies have discovered that glucose, like the one contained by honey, can stimulate the brain to reduce alertness.
Flax seeds: These little seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, acids that act as natural mood lifters. So, when you are a lot on your mind that is preventing you from drifting off, these seeds should be considered as an antidote.
As well as being careful what foods to eat, it is also important to have good quality Pillows, Duvets and bedding to get a good night sleep.