There is nothing we love more than a good night’s sleep. To prove it, we have two Board Certified Sleep Medicine Specialists on staff and two fully accredited sleep labs. Drs. Thielemann & Hamdani have dedicated their lives to helping people sleep better. That’s why they’ve partnered to share with you the best foods for a good night’s sleep.
Walnuts, almonds, cashews & pistachios are known for their positive effects on heart health but their benefits are plentiful. A handful of nuts will help improve your serotonin levels, a hormone that contributes to healthy sleep.
Bananas are well known for their abundant potassium levels but in case you need another reason to love bananas, the are also great source of tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid linked to increased quality of sleep.
Protein and Carbohydrate Combination
Pairing protein with carbohydrates makes the perfect bedtime snack combination. Carbohydrates make tryptophan available to the brain while proteins are the building blocks of tryptophan. Combine cereal with milk or cheese and crackers to prepare your body for a good night’s sleep.
Cherries or Cherry Juice
Cherries contain melatonin, a chemical responsible your internal time clock. What does this mean for you? Melatonin can help you fall asleep quicker and for longer.
We know. Water is not technically a food, but it just wouldn’t be a proper blog post if we didn’t talk about the benefits of H2O. Drink enough fluids to keep you hydrated through the night and avoiding waking up thirsty. Be careful though. Drinking too much will cause you to wake up to go to the bathroom throughout the night and disrupt your sleep.
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