Foods are good. Sleep is good. Sleeping with good foods that promote good sleep, even better! Luckily for you, we’ve done all the research to find out what exactly these good foods are so all you have to do is go get them and eat them before bed-time. Sound good? Of course it does.
Here are the good foods! Don’t you feel good already knowing that all of these are good for sleep? They help you get good sleep, which is good.
Bananas are a good source of magnesium, which is something that most people are deficient in these days due to stress levels being higher than ever before. Magnesium supplements have been shown to improve the quality of your sleep so if you’re one of those people who either aren’t good at eating bananas or can’t eat enough of them to get the right amount of magnesium, you’ll be glad to hear it’s also good in pill form !
Cashews are good because they’re good sources of magnesium, good sources of tryptophan (which is good for serotonin production), and good sources of copper (which helps with the absorption of iron). So, what does this all mean? More serotonin-sleep goodness! You can eat cashews straight outta the bag during the day when you’re in need of a good mood boost, or you can eat them before bed to help with good sleep!
Turkey is good because it’s good for tryptophan (serotonin production), good for zinc (helps promote melatonin-production), and good sources of potassium, iron, selenium, and B vitamins.
Oatmeal is good because it’s good for serotonin production, good for magnesium (which as we learned above is good for sleep), good sources of calcium (good for muscle relaxation), and is whole-grains which helps regulate blood sugar levels so you aren’t hungry before bed.
Eggs are good because they’ve got good levels of tryptophan (serotonin production) and good sources of calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, choline, and vitamin B12… making them good for good sleep AND good mood!
Pineapple is good because it’s good sources of tryptophan (serotonin production) and vitamin C which has been shown to improve the quality of your sleep. If you don’t like pineapple, you can also get serotonin-production good good good good good good good good from turkey, bananas, dairy, and oats.
Almonds are good sources of magnesium, good for tryptophan production (serotonin), good sources of iron, good for potassium (helps with muscle relaxation), good for calcium (good for sleep) and a good sources of manganese.
Blueberries are good because they’re a good source of vitamin C and B vitamins (which means more serotonin production). If you don’t like blueberries or can’t get them where you live/shop/eat,
- Whole Grains
Whole grains are good sources of magnesium and potassium (helps with muscle relaxation), whole grains help regulate blood sugar which is important for avoiding those night-time snacks that keep you up, and the fiber in whole grain helps with bowel regularity which means good sleep.
- Dark Chocolate (in moderation)
Dark chocolate is good because it’s a good source of magnesium, iron, and tryptophan (for serotonin production… which helps with sleep). You can eat 1-2 squares if you’re having bad sleep or are just in the mood
- Cherry Juice
Cherries are good for melatonin production, which is important because melatonin causes you to feel sleepy when it’s released into your body. You can drink cherry juice during the day or before bed to help with sleeping through the night!
Honey is good because it’s good for tryptophan production (serotonin). You can eat honey on toast or get honey in tea to help with sleep quality!