6 FOODS THAT HELP YOU SLEEP

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TART CHERRY JUICE

It con­tains di­etary mela­tonin, the sleep hor­mone. Sip 240ml in the morn­ing and at night.

KIWIFRUIT

Eat­ing two an hour be­fore bed­time has been shown to help you nod off faster and sleep deeper. It’s packed with the sleep-pro­mot­ing nu­tri­ents sero­tonin and fo­late.

WHOLE-GRAIN CRACK­ERS

The carbs they con­tain can help boost sero­tonin lev­els.

FATTY FISH

Salmon and other fatty fish are good sources of vi­ta­min D and omega-3 fatty acids, which are im­por­tant for the reg­u­la­tion of sero­tonin.

PUMP­KIN SEEDS

A quar­ter cup of pepi­tas con­tains 200mg of mag­ne­sium, a min­eral that helps mus­cles re­lax the way some sleep meds do.

HUM­MUS

Chick­peas are nat­u­rally high in tryp­to­phan, an amino acid that makes you feel sleepy. Try two ta­ble­spoons with your bed­time snack.

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