Sweet Dreams Are Made of These Foods - Jade and May

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These Foods

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These... Foods

Tossing, turning, counting sheep, reading, and even drinking a cup of chamomile tea..  but you are still awake. What if we told you that switching up your snacks could play a big part in the ease with which you drift off into a sweet, deep slumber?  Want to know more? Read on... 

Bananas: Not only are they tasty, but they also contain an array of helpful minerals such as magnesium, potassium and vitamin B6. They also contain a natural muscle relaxant called tryptophan which will help you drift off into dreamland faster than ever before. The combination of these nutrients helps regulate your body’s sleep-wake cycle so that it’s easier for you to fall asleep at night and enjoy a restful slumber all night long.


Cherries: It turns out that eating cherries before bed can help increase your melatonin levels which is the hormone responsible for regulating your sleep-wake cycle. Cherries are naturally rich in melatonin so snacking on them before bed can help signal to your body that it’s time for bed. 


Almonds: Almonds are filled with healthy fats and proteins which can help keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the night. This is important because if your blood sugar drops too low during the middle of the night it can wake you up or cause restless sleep. Eating almonds a few hours before bed can also give you an extra boost of energy if you find yourself struggling to stay awake during the day due to poor-quality sleep at night.


Oatmeal: Oatmeal is one of those comfort foods that just feels like home no matter what time of day it is. But more importantly, oatmeal is filled with complex carbs which means it digests slower and releases its energy more gradually throughout the night. This makes oatmeal an ideal food for helping maintain healthy blood sugar levels while keeping you full until morning comes around again!

So from bananas to oatmeal, a couple of changes to your evening snacks and you could be fast-tracked to a good night's sleep. Sweet dreams everyone!