22 Top Foods to Help You Sleep Better (No Pills or Alcohol Needed!)


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13. Bananas

Packed with both healthy carbs and tryptophan, both of these will stimulate your body to make melatonin, which will promote deep sleep. Bananas are also high in magnesium, which helps the muscles of the body to relax.


14. Edamame

Tryptophan to the rescue once again! One cup of soybeans has more than 100 percent of your daily recommended amount of tryptophan and edamame is one of the tastiest ways to get this. Snack on some edamame for some sweet dreams later on.


15. Halibut

Most seafood contains some tryptophan, but halibut also contains vitamin B6, which is a natural sleep aid. Rather than ordering that grilled salmon, try the halibut for some good Z time.


16. Cereal

This is an old fashioned remedy for a late night snack for insomniacs. Choose a low-sugar fortified cereal as this will increase the tryptophan in the blood stream. Also, many cereals are fortified with vitamin B6, which is a natural sleep aid.


17. Milk

There is a reason many people drink a glass of warm milk when they can’t sleep. Milk has tryptophan and calcium, which stimulates the production of melatonin.

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