“Night carbs” fight insomnia
Having trouble drifting off ? You might need to get more evening calories from carbs and fewer from protein. Why? Turns out, protein releases a flood of amino acids that can interfere with your brain’s ability to produce a sleep-inducing hormone called serotonin. Meanwhile, carbs enhance serotonin production. No wonder Australian researchers found that folks fell asleep 50% faster after meals that provided the biggest dose of carbs.