Top 5 Foods that will help you fall asleep

Top 5 Foods That Will Help You Fall Asleep

Sleep can be improved with a correct diet.

Sleep is essential for life and is the basis for numerous physiological and psychological functions. A poor quality of sleep can influence not only fatigue and lack of energy, but also our weight, appetite, physical activity or regulation of body temperature.

On the other hand, a good night’s sleep is the source of happiness, mental balance,  clear memory and perfect concentration. And just as with other aspects of health, sleep can be improved with a correct diet. 

Some foods are particularly good for aiding sleep.

Here's our top 5.

In addition to food, it is important to avoid some things that may be causing your insomnia. Avoid having avoid alcohol, coffee, black and green tea and sugary foods before sleeping. Also, try to have dinner at least 2 hours before hitting the bed.  This way you will not only sleep better, but also have a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

1. 1. Whole grains

Rice, oats, wheat and corn help you sleep

Rice, oats, wheat and corn trigger insulin production, making you feel sleepy. They also provide a high content of B vitamins, which help the nervous system to function.

2. 2. Food source of Omega 3

Chia Seeds help with sleep disorders

Flaxseed Oil, Microalgae and Chia Seeds contain fatty acids rich in omega 3. These foods help decrease the symptoms of anxiety and sleep disorders, and many of them are antioxidants.

3. 3. Nuts

Nuts for aiding sleep

Nuts are rich in B vitamins and help calm the nervous system, so a mix of nuts in our snack will help us in our rest.

4. 4. Bananas

Bananas increase serotonin, the sleep hormone.

In addition to the large amounts of potassium, it has a high tryptophan content that helps to increase serotonin levels, which in turn produces melatonin, the sleep hormone.

5. 5. Pineapples

Pineapples calm anxiety.

Rich in vitamins and minerals and also has components that calm anxiety. Pineapple can boost your melatonin levels, helping you fall asleep more easily.

Don't forget to check our articles about quality of sleep and night routines.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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