The 10 Best Foods that Help You Sleep

A list of 15 foods that can make you sleep.

Many people find it difficult to sleep at night. This is usually caused by a lack of the right nutrients in the body. Stress and anxiety may also cause you to stay up at night, and you may find it hard to “switch the brain off” due to repeating thoughts. A lack of sleep long term can cause physical and mental health problems down the line. The good news is that there are certain foods and drinks that you can consume which will help you to sleep at night, and also ease stress and cortisol levels in the body. Let’s take a look at some sleep aid foods.

1. Celery – Contains compounds which lower blood pressure and calms the central nervous system.

2. Almonds – Loaded with magnesium, an important mineral for regulating the heartbeat and calming the muscles.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar – Balances Ph. Levels in the blood which may be off-balance from too much sugar.

4. Mineral Water – Contains important electrolytes which regulate the body and calm the nervous system.

5. Chamomile Tea – Apigenin, a flavonoid within this tea has a mild tranquillizing effect when drunk at night.

6. Kale – Provides a huge amount of potassium and minerals to regulate the heart rate, and reduce a pounding heart at night.

7. Cheese – Excellent Source of calcium, an important electrolyte to relax muscles.

8. Banana Tea – Boil bananas to create water rich in tryptophan which converts to the sleep hormone serotonin.

9. Green Peppers – A rich source of Vitamin C which oxygenates the blood, tissues and regulates adrenal glands)

10. Passionflower Tea – A Powerful natural remedy for reducing stress levels helping to you relax. 11. Avocados – Rich source of healthy fats which helps to control blood sugars to ease the body.

12. Boiled Eggs – Rich in protein, a fuel source which stabilises blood sugar and aids sleep.

13. Kiwi – Aids digestion in breaking down food, making you less bloated and more comfortable.

14. Cherry Juice – Powerful for overall body health, improves sleep quality due to antioxidants within.

15. Salmon – Contains healthy sources of omega 3 which regulates the sleep hormones.

As you can see, there are many delicious yet healthy foods which you can take to help you sleep. Simply introducing a mixture of these foods into your diet on a daily basis will soon change your sleeping habits. We also recommend mindfulness meditation on a daily basis. Simple breathing exercises for 1-5 minutes a day can make a huge improvement to your mental health. Reducing sugar intake and eating high amounts of vegetables each day supports every single process and organ in the body for the best possible health.