We all know that the human body needs sleep to function; your body and brain do so much for you that it is really vitally important to get 7-8 hours of sleep and good rest each night. Some of us find it difficult to relax after a long day, but there are foods that can help you sleep at night.
Before we provide you with the list, we want to start with the fact that being active throughout the day and exercising will help your sleep patterns. Also, we would like to explain that tryptophan is one of the 10 essential amino acids that the body uses to synthesize the proteins it needs. It plays a vital role in the production of nervous system messengers, especially those related to relaxation, tranquility, and sleep.
The list that can improve your sleep:
1. Edamame: is the name of a culinary preparation of immature soybean pods, boiled in salted water and served whole. One cup of soybeans has more than 122% of your daily tryptophan. (Make it organic)
2. Halibut: is a fish that is rich in vitamin B6, a natural sleep aid. Vitamin B6 can also help relieve leg cramps by inducing serotonin production.
3. Miso: The amino acids in miso (fermented soybeans) increase the body's production of melatonin, which is a natural inducer of sleep.
4. Flax seeds: when sadness or worry is keeping you awake at night, sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of flax seeds on your food at night, it is high in omega 3 fatty acids, which affect the brain as natural stimulants Mood.
5. Oatmeal: a rich source of melatonin, which causes natural drowsiness, along with heat, leads to a night's rest.
6. Hot milk: The calcium in milk helps the brain absorb tryptophan, which is also found in milk. Also, psychologically, most of us remember this as a child's bedtime drink.
7. Greek Yogurt: The protein in Greek yogurt stabilizes your blood sugar and suppresses your appetite overnight. Calcium helps reduce stress, allowing you to calm down and recover from your day, leading to a better night's rest.
8. Hard-boiled Egg: The protein in the egg will keep you full overnight because the digestion of protein is long and slow.
9. Almonds: a good source of magnesium, which helps the muscles in your body to slow down and relax. As soon as your muscles relax, so does your brain, which means sleep! Almonds also contain a protein that stabilizes blood sugar, leading to a more restful sleep.
10. Chamomile Tea: This tea has been used for centuries as a natural sleep aid due to its known calming effects on anxiety.