Foods That Help You Sleep

To all the parents and carers, be kind to yourself always, you can’t pour from an empty cup.

It is so important to make sure that you are getting some rest in too. I know it is easier said than done but do your best to ask for help where you can. Everything feels a lot better once you have slept and feel rested.

We have put together a list of foods that have been known to help induce sleep. If you know you are not getting enough sleep, start snacking on these to assist you.

Foods That Help Induce Sleep:

  • Almonds

Almonds contain tryptophan and magnesium, two substances capable of inducing sleep.

  • Cherries

Cherries are a natural source of melatonin which is a sleepy hormone.

  • Chamomile & Mint Tea

Chamomile & Mint Tea have natural relaxing and sedative properties.

  • Bananas

Banana is a superfood. In addition to being rich in nutrients, it also stimulates melatonin and serotonin to improve sleep quality.

Do you know of any other foods that assist with inducing sleep? Let us know in the comments below.

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