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These Foods Will Help You Get A Better Nights Sleep

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If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, you may consider changing your diet. These foods are the best to help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.

Bananas
Contain tryptophan, an amino acid that turns to serotonin and melatonin in the brain.

The neurotransmitter serotonin helps regulate the body’s sleep cycle, while the chemical melatonin helps control the body’s internal clock

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Chickpeas
Are rich in vitamin B6, which helps your body produce serotonin.

Almonds
This snack is packed with protein and magnesium, which provides muscle relaxation and promotes sleep.

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Lettuce
Contains lactucarium, which works like a mild sedative to help relax the brain and ease you into a quick slumber.

Cherries
Are naturally full of melatonin — but make sure they are the tart kind!

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Cheese
This food is high in calcium and helps the body relax.

Pineapple
Melatonin levels in the body can decrease with age. This fruit can raise its levels over 200 percent.

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Next time you’re having a restless week, consider adding these foods to your shopping list.

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