Foods That Help You Sleep Better

Posted by Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern



Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Most of us do for some reason or the other, whether it is worries, too much screen time, insomnia, or other reasons. Fortunately there are some foods that you can be eating throughout the day that help you get a good night’s rest once you hit the hay. This article by the Huff Post outlines what to look for in foods that will help you sleep better, as well as knowledge and suggestions given by experts.


Beverages and Foods to Drink/Eat for Better Sleep:


Foods with Melatonin

  • Almonds and Nuts
  • Tart Cherries
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Goji Berries


Foods with Tryptophan

  • Turkey
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese


Foods with Magnesium

  • Leafy Greens
  • Almonds
  • Peanut Butter
  • Flax Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds


Whole Foods

  • Whole Grain Bread
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Eggs
  • Toasted Nuts
  • Whole Grain Porridge
  • Salmon
  • Tofu


Drinks with No Caffeine

  • Golden Milk
  • Chamomile Tea


Avoid alcohol and caffeine six hours before bed and limit spicy foods.


Remember to check out Fill Your Plate for more recipes with these foods!



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