Having trouble falling asleep or not being able have a good night’s sleep? "Insomnia" refers to the difficulty of getting a proper rest in the night and which can affect one’s life, work performance and interpersonal relationships during the day.
Studies found about one-third of the world population suffers from insomnia annually. Women are more prone than men. Among insomniacs over 40 years old, the number of women is 1.5 to 2 times that of men. Reasons for insomnia are many, it may be mental stress, physical illness and other factors. If you want a good night's sleep, here are 6 foods which could help you fall asleep.
1. Sesame seeds
Sesame seeds contain a variety of minerals, especially a large amount of calcium and magnesium which can relax tension, stabilise nerves and aid sleep.
Bananas are rich in tryptophan and magnesium, which can improve insomnia and help you fall asleep. Tryptophan is the raw material for the production of serotonin in the brain and is one of the essential amino acids for the body. Serotonin helps one relax and feel happy, slows down nerve activity and causes drowsiness. Low magnesium level in the body is the cause of anxiety and affects sleep quality.
Almonds are rich in magnesium and tryptophan which can stabiles nerves and muscles, help relax mood and increase drowsiness. Although eating almonds can improve the quality of sleep, it is recommended to take one serving (about ten) a day and to consume non-flavored almonds to avoid excessive intake of salt and sugar as these may affect sleep quality.
Oatmeal is not only rich in vitamin B complex but also contains natural melatonin which helps the body prepare for rest and maintain restful sleep.
Honey contains a variety of vitamins, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and other compounds. They have calming effects on nerves as well as eliminate muscle fatigue and improve sleep quality.
Milk is rich in calcium and tryptophan. Calcium can help stabilise nerves and ease emotions while tryptophan can trigger drowsiness. It is recommended to drink a small cup of warm milk before bed to help you relax and fall asleep.
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