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You are getting very sleepy -- or will soon if the follow the advice in these Howcast videos about overcoming sleeping issues.
You Will Need
- High-protein foods
- Foods high in calcium and magnesium
- Salad with fruit
- Comfort food
- Chamomile tea
- Warm milk
Give yourself time to digest
Eat no less than four hours before turning in. Avoid any before-bed snacks, especially grains and sugars.
Digest high protein
Digest high-protein food, such as meat, fish, greens, and eggs, late in the day. The amino acid L-tryptophan, which these provide, will release melatonin and serotonin for good sleep.
Calm the mind
Include dairy products, broccoli, chickpeas, nuts, and seeds in your meal a few hours before bed to elevate calcium and magnesium levels. Research shows that calcium and magnesium calm the mind.
Eat salad with fruit
Eat salads with fruits, such as apples or pears, which are known to calm the digestive system.
Consume comfort foods
Consume comfort foods like chicken soup that encourage fond memories and make you happy and restful.
Drink chamomile tea with ginger before going to bed to aid and settle your digestive system. Warm milk can be a sleep aid as well.