EAT MAGNESIUM AND CALCIUM-RICH FOODS:
“Magnesium and calcium may be linked to poor sleep,” says behaviour change expert, Dr Aria (dr-aria.com). “Magnesium is involved in muscle relaxation, and low intakes have been shown to make it harder to stay asleep.”
Good sources include green veggies, beans, nuts, seeds and wholegrains and you may also want to consider a supplement, such as Healthspan Opti Magnesium (£11.99 for 90 tablets; healthspan.co.uk).
“Calcium helps the brain use tryptophan to make melatonin, and low intakes of calcium have been shown to make it more difficult to fall asleep,” says Dr Aria. “Sources include dairy foods, green vegetables and soy.”