6 Foods To Banish Insomnia
Nothing is worse than trying to fall asleep while lying awake at night. If something endures, it can be hell on earth and can affect your life. There are several levels of severity for sleep issues, such as lying awake, being completely exhausted, having trouble falling asleep, or waking up frequently during the night, and honestly, that’s the worst.
People with insomnia may experience a self-perpetuating cycle of agony that truly has an impact on every aspect of their lives. However, there are things you can do to lessen the effects, beginning with the food you eat just before bed. And to be very honest, we enjoy anything that involves food.
Potassium and magnesium both have a calming impact on the body and mind. They are found in our super-nutritious yellow companion. L-tryptophan is an amino acid found in bananas that can cause the release of 5-HTP also known as “the feel-good” hormone.
Having something stabilising, nourishing, and substantial like an egg will help you stay asleep all night long and stave off hunger cravings as it is a rich source of protein and can be cooked in so many delicious ways.
The internet is divided on this one, but we think a hot milky beverage, also known as a “hug in a mug,” will help you fall asleep. Warm milk might bring back pleasant childhood memories of security and warmth. It is high in the amino acid, tryptophan (the hormone that makes you feel happy). To make you snooze-happy when all else fails, invoke your subconscious childhood memories.
Yoghurt includes calcium, which is known to have a calming impact as it stabilises the stress-responsive nerve fibres in your brain, as well as the amino acid tryptophan. Top some yoghurt with granola and fruits for a healthy alternative to sugary sweets.
Try honey instead of sugar if you’re the type of person who needs a sweet treat after dinner. Tryptophan, which is present in honey, gives your body and mind a fuzzy sensation which makes it easy for you to fall asleep.
In addition to being high in tryptophan, oats also have vitamin B-6 and sleep-inducing melatonin. Nature’s very own natural sedative can be consumed for dinner or dessert.