Friday, December 9, 2016

Foods You Need to Eat or Avoid To Sleep

Believe it or not, the type of food you eat affects the quality of your bed ZZZzs. If you choose the right food, then you're off to a great night in your Orange County mattress. However, if you eat food that could trigger an insomnia attack, then you just have to abandon any dream of a good night rest.

We'll roll out a few foods to avoid or to take for you to say "Hi!" to sweet dreams:

1. Dairy Foods. Dairy foods especially milk is a rich source of tryptophan which promotes or induces sleep. Other dairy products that are rich in tryptophan are nuts, bananas, honey and eggs so the next time you can't sleep, reach out for any of these sleep-promoting food.

2. Carbs. Yeah, I know. As much as we avoid it, carbs complement dairy products by increasing the level of tryptophan in our blood stream. Also, the next time you can't sleep, indulge in bread and cheese, or a bowl of cereal and milk.

3. Keep it small. Just because I recommended eating doesn't mean you can pig out. Heavy meals can tax our digestive system, preventing us from sleeping. Keep it light instead and eat just a small snack portion.

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