Do you ever feel drowsy even though you just woke up and it’s not even lunch time?
You might have eaten one of these foods that inevitably make you feel sleepy.
Here are some of these natural ‘sleeping pills’:
Honey – it contains glucose, which lowers the levels of orexin, a substance known to trigger vigilance. So, honey quickly turns itself into a sleeping pill. But be careful, do not overtake it! A teaspoon of honey is enough to ensure your good sleep.
Cherries – the best way to get a good sleep is to increase the level of melatonin in your body. Cherries, along with nuts and oats, are a natural source of melatonin and when consumed regularly, they can help regulate your sleep cycle.
Hummus – Definitely not safe to consume at work because it contains tryptophan, which is an essential amino acid for relaxation. So if you need a good sleep and, eat some hummus – it’s tasty and effective!
Bananas – magnesium and potassium content of bananas serves as a natural relaxant for muscles and brain. Also, vitamin B6 converts tryptophan into serotonin, further increasing the level of relaxation and inducing sleep.
Cereals with milk – according to the National Sleep Foundation, carbohydrates and calcium in from cereal with milk consumed before bed will help you to have a good and restful sleep.
Fish – most types of fish, especially salmon and tuna, contain high amounts of vitamin B6, which is needed to stimulate the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone.
Grapes – known as the only fruit that contains melatonin, adding grapes to your daily diet can help regulating the sleeping cycle, allowing you to have a better rest and therefore a healthier lifestyle!