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


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18. Honey

Well, here is a sweet way to find sweet dreams! Honey will raise your blood sugar just enough to reduce the production of orexin in the brain. This is the neurotransmitter that is keeping you awake. Don’t use too much, just a teaspoon or two in your tea, or drizzled on top of your oatmeal is all you need.


19. Yogurt

Eating some yogurt before bed will do much the same things that milk will, but with a boost of protein as well, which makes this a super satisfying snack before you hit the sack. Choose a sugar free variety to avoid spikes in your blood sugar.


20. Chickpeas

Chickpeas have protein as well as vitamin B6 to help ease you into dreamland. Try some low fat hummus as a late night snack or keep some chickpea salad in the fridge for those times when you can’t sleep.


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21. Oatmeal

High in both magnesium and calcium, this is one of the best choices for insomniacs. Mix some honey and bananas or milk and honey or almonds and milk for the best dream land combination you’ve ever eaten.


22. Green Tea

Drinking green tea throughout the day can help you feel more relaxed overall so that you can fall asleep later on. However, if you plan on drinking this tea before bed, you should brew up a decaf version.

Eating more of these foods, and using some of them as your late night snack of choice, can go a long way towards improving sleep quality and the amount of time you stay in the sack.

Sweet dreams!





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