Food and Sleep

sleep food

Who doesn’t want to sleep so soundly like the little girl in the picture? I certainly don’t mind. That’s why a couple of days ago, we talked about sleep and how the basic tips can help you achieve quality sleep and reap the benefits of it. What if I tell you that sleep isn’t all about your environment and the bedroom lighting, food can help too. There are certain food items have specific nutrients in them that can drag you straight to bed. Let’s find out what these are.

What to eat for a good night’s sleep

Before going to bed, munching on these goodies will help you achieve better sleep:

  1. Low mercury content fish for dinner. Now you know why having that seafood buffet gets you running straight to your bed.
  2. One tablespoon of Brain Octane. Yes, it does sound like a powerful engine oil for motorbikes. But it’s not. It’s just made from coconut and palm kernels. This oil burn provides fat to the brain for stable energy while sleeping.
  3. One tablespoon of raw honey on an empty stomach. How does raw honey help when you’re thinking, “Aren’t you supposed to lower down sugar when going to sleep?” Your brain uses carb storage when you’re sleeping, so you need to replace this. Raw honey does the trick.

Supplements can also help you sleep

It’s not just eating fish and consuming Brain Octane or raw honey that can promote a good night’s sleep. There are a lot of supplements that are found in food items that can also help you sleep better. Other than these food items mentioned, you can also eat food that are rich in the following supplements:

Supplements Why it helps sleep Where to find it
GABA It calms you down Whole grains, brown rice, oats
Glutathione Detoxifies body during sleep sulfur-rich foods like garlic, onions, broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower
Passion flower Has the same effects as Valerian  Passion flower extract
Kava tea Like chamomile but better  Kava tea
Magnesium Essential sleep nutrient dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, beans, avocados, yogurt, bananas, dried fruit, dark chocolate
5-htp (5-Hydroxy Tryptophan) Stimulates natural melatonin production fish and beans

 

You don’t have to eat all of these food items before you sleep. Maintaining a diet with these food items recurring every now and then is going to be good for your sleep.

There are also other foods that help promote sleep. Watch this video and perhaps the next time you go grocery shopping, you will include these food items in your list! I sure will 🙂

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10 Comments

  • Cheryl Curry says:

    Amazing! I need a good night’s sleep ASAP. I know that food can really affect our quality of sleep but I don’t know where to start. Glad we have Radiant Peach to always help us!

  • Jeni Morgan says:

    This is why I usually go light with my dinner. I don’t want to eat “energy” giving food because that will make me super hyper. Also, I take note that caffeine isn’t just from coffee.

    • That’s what I do as well. I avoid sweets too or anything that has sugar.

  • Miriam Love says:

    Haven’t heard of kava tea in my entire life. I usually just go with chamomile because it helps calm me down. Favorite tea ever, actually.?

  • Dianna Ballard says:

    I’m definitely going to change my night time routine with these tips. I’m glad that this isn’t the usual article that’s very repetitive.

  • Just wondering, will this make me sleepy during the day? Since you’re saying that it’s okay to incorporate it to my daily diet. Or should I keep it at night?

  • Nancy Smith says:

    I feel like I haven’t sleep like the kid in the pic in ages. When I was a kid I hated naps and sleeping, now, that’s all I want to do!

  • Food is important, so is sleep. I honestly love both of these things but with my busy lifestyle, it’s so easy to not prioritize 1 or even both of it.

  • Anila William says:

    Maybe adding raw honey to your nighttime tea will do the trick. It’s not like I’d eat honey on it’s own because a teaspoon of it honestly tastes weird.

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