7 Sleep Inducing Foods

7 Sleep Inducing Foods

7 Sleep Inducing Food

7 Sleep Inducing Foods

7 Sleep Inducing Food

After a hard day, one looks forward to sound sleep. Many times in our hectic schedule we have experienced despite being dead tired, we struggle to fall asleep. Sleep is rejuvenating, sleep is a healer and deep sleep is like meditation. Getting good sleep is very important to prepare our mind and body for the next day. Lack of sleep is recognized as an important public health issue including chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, irritability, lack of focus, weight gain, depression, and obesity. According to the National Institutes of Health, school-age children need at least 10 hours of sleep, teens need 9 -10 hours, and adults need 7-8 hours of sleep in a day. Functioning without sleep is difficult and dangerous especially behind the wheels.

Here we have listed some foods that can help combat insomnia and may help you get the good night’s sleep that is much needed for one’s wellbeing and productivity.

Almonds

They are a good sources of protein. Almonds contain tryptophan as well as magnesium. Both of these ingredients can enhance sleep and promotes muscle relaxation. It is a great snack on the go that helps to keep one full.

Honey

A teaspoon of Honey before bed with milk. The natural sugar in honey slightly raises the insulin level which helps the tryptophan to enter the brain. Honey also is known to diminish your brain’s alertness. This allows your mind to relax, the moment the mind relaxes we fall asleep.

Banana

Bananas contain tryptophan, a sleep-inducing substance that gets converted to serotonin and melatonin in the brain. Serotonin promotes relaxation and melatonin promotes sleepiness. It takes four hours for tryptophan to reach the brain. So have a banana earlier as a snack. The deficiency of B vitamins causes insomnia. It is also packed with potassium and magnesium, nutrients that help muscles relax naturally. A banana a day induces a good night’s sleep and gives a good night Zzz’s. Also, check http://www.natural-cure.org/diet-and-nutrition/health-benefits-of-banana/

Warm Milk is an excellent drink to induce sleep

Milk is loaded with tryptophan, which has a sedative effect. It is also a good source of calcium, which helps regulate melatonin. If you are unable to sleep in the middle of the night, have a glass of warm milk and some honey for extra sedation.

Cherries

They are the only source of natural melatonin. If it’s not available other than in the season, have cherry juice or dried once for some good night’s sleep.

Chamomile Tea 

Chamomile tea is a popular herbal tea that is known to reduce anxiety and depression. It also contains apigenin, an antioxidant that binds certain receptors in the brain that might promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia

Whole Grains

Grains like oatmeal provides calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium, which are all, sleep-promoting nutrients. Go easy on sweeteners as they sabotage sleep.

Contact Jagadguru Kripalu Naturopathy Hospital, a leading naturopathy hospital in India, for a lifestyle consultation.

by Pragya Sinha

 

 

7 Comments

  1. Sushree Sangita Sarangi says:

    Useful home remedies for insomnia a common problem of modern day tempted world.

  2. PURNA CHANDRA BRAHMA says:

    Sound sleep is a most important part of human life. The most happiness part is sleep for us irrespective from other activities. Obstacle in sleep damage most things in our daily life. My mom used to give me warm milk before sleep. But after reading this Article i am very much thankful to JKYNH. Thanks a lot once again for posting this valuable article. I will show this article to my mom as well as my surrounding peoples too about this 7 sleep including foods article.

  3. Sanjay says:

    Thank you Jagadguru Kripalu Yoga & Naturopathy Hospital for this simple remedies for such a big problem of insomnia now days. The modern science have no permanent solution for it.

  4. Madhusmita says:

    Sufficient sleep is required for good health .Lack of sleep attracts many diseases and disorders. suggested remedy is simple way for sleep. Thanks JKYNH for useful information.

  5. MANORAMA DAS says:

    A good sleep is very important for a sound body and mind. In modern times all people and specially young are face this problem because of competitive life. This amazing information will be helpful for those having sleeping difficulties.

  6. Paulin says:

    Sound sleep is like a blessing.If you can sleep like a baby then you are the luckiest. Sound sleep helps to maintain a good mental and physical health . This article illustrates very simple methods for sleeping habits. It’s really helpful.

  7. Everybody should go through these article. It helps alot those who have sleeping problems.. A sound sleep is a blessing now a days. Thanks JKYNH.

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