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Food to help you sleep

Find yourself struggling to get to sleep? We all know that too much caffeine can drastically affect your sleeping patterns and rumours suggest that a late night snack of cheese on toast can lead to nightmares, but some foods and ingredients can actually aid a good night of sleep.

Changing your mattress after a 6-8 year ownership and bed frame after a lengthy amount of time will help you sleep more comfortably with more support for your body, but the right ingredients can support your mind.

Here FD Beds explore just some everyday foods that could help you sleep tonight:


Bananas are rich in potassium and contain the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan, which is triggered by darkness and has been proven to promote relaxation.





images (4) Dark chocolate

As if anyone needs an excuse to eat chocolate. However, believe it or not, dark chocolate can help you get to sleep due to its ingredient serotonin which has many health benefits including relaxation for your body and mind.




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Containing magnesium which promotes muscle relaxation and proteins which stable bloody sugar a handful of almonds an hour before bed will switch you from an alert cycle to a rested-and-digested cycle ready for bed.




download (1)Cherries

Whether consumed as a fruit juice or whole, cherries boost the body’s supply of natural melatonin which has been proven to help people with insomnia following a study of people suffering with insomnia who drank a cup of cherry juice twice daily.




images (3)Camomile tea

Apparently responsible for the increase in glycine chemical levels in the body, which relaxes nerves and muscles, drinking camomile herbal tea before you sleep could help you fall into a deeper sleep faster.





Full of natural sugar, honey raises natural insulin which makes more of a way for amino acid tryptophan to enter the brain. Mix a teaspoon with camomile tea for a rested night of sleep.




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Published Date: 13th November 2014
Category: General


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