Foods guaranteed to help you sleep at night
Some nights, sleep comes quickly and easily and before you even realize it, you're drifting off to dreamland. Other nights, well, sleep is far more elusive. Whether you're sweating the little details of an upcoming event, stressing over a big work project, worried about friends, family members, your pet, your kids, your partner, that weird sound the car started making the other day, or something else entirely, just about everyone experiences nights where they're tossing and turning until the wee hours of morning because their brain won't shut off for even a minute.
While it can be tempting to turn to medication, meditation, or just about anything someone suggests that will help you get a more restful night's sleep, the answer to a more peaceful and revitalizing slumber may actually be in what you choose to eat — either earlier in the day or even as a bedtime snack. Certain foods can help you sleep sounder, so says science.
Rather than simply willing your body and brain to just rest already (and torturing yourself just a little bit in the process), fix yourself a little pre-sleep snack, change up your usual breakfast routine, or use the opportunity to branch out and try some new-to-you foods that you either haven't eaten before or aren't normally found taking up space on your weekly grocery list. Better, more restful sleep, plus a tasty snack. Win-win.