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Relationship Between Diet And Sleep

Jul 22, 2008
You should know that your diet will have great influence on your weight, as well as your health. However, one thing you may not know is that some food may help aid your sleep. Of course there are also food that may make your more difficult to fall asleep. As a result, you should be very care what you eat.

In most cases, fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables can help you to sleep. In fact, other foods such as whole grain breads may also aid your sleep. In this article, we will discuss different foods which may aid you sleep. Of course we will also talk about foods you should avoid if you want to have a good sleep.

One of the most common things you can do in order to aid your sleep is to have some milk before you sleep. I believe most people will know this. However, you may not know why milk can help you to sleep. It is because milk can help you to have the hormone to control your sleep. In fact, milk is not the only thing you can take. You may also consider take some honey or egg whites. They are also good to help you to sleep.

On the contrary, you should never drink coke or coffee before sleeping. It is because coffee and coke are loaded with caffeine and this will make you more difficult to fall asleep. As a matter of fact, other things such as tea and cocoa are also rich in caffeine content. As a result, you should avoid having them before going to bed.

The time you eat will also affect your sleep. As a rule of thumb, it is better for you to have your last meal at least four hours before you sleep. You should never eat too much in your last meal. You will feel extremely uncomfortable if you eat too much. If it is possible, you should never have a heavy supper. And you should also have it early in the evening.

There are some minerals which can aid your sleep. For example, cheese is loaded with calcium and calcium can aim your sleep. Magnesium is another mineral that can help you to have a better sleep. There are also vitamins which may help. You can take food rich in vitamins B6 and B12. Examples of such foods are liver, meat, fish and soybeans.
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