Lazing around 24*7 with your best friend—Insomnia, is this the sad story of your life as well? (Ughh) Trying to find solace in soulful music, social media portals, web series and what not while your folks are sound asleep. I know it drives you nuts, but don’t worry, I’ve got your back and kind of figured out a solution. So let’s introduce you to the culprit who is majorly responsible for your no-sleep situation, holla melatonin!
FYI, melatonin—the hormone of sleep and darkness, secreted by the enigmatic pineal gland is situated in the brain that influences and regulates our sleep and wake up cycle. The level of melatonin begins to increase when a person goes to bed and suppresses when it is time to wake up. Due to irregularity and disorder in the functioning of the above hormone, it acts as a barrier between you and your sound sleep. So let’s persuade this barrier by treating it with soothing ingredients, keeping it at the right levels.
1. Almonds And Walnuts
High on melatonin and power-packed with nutrients, vitamins, and omega 3 fatty acids, the duo will work as the knight in shining armor for your beloved sleep. Also, they serve as an outstanding source of magnesium, a mineral which promotes sleep. Eat a handful of almonds and walnuts before going to bed and boost the quality of your sleep.
A juicy low carb nutritious fruit can be a sleep savior? Never expected! Nevertheless, now that we are aware let’s dig in some more information. Kiwi contains a fair amount of sleep-promoting elements like serotonin, anti-oxidants, minerals, and potassium. Quite beneficial for the digestive system and helps in reducing cholesterol, kiwi might be one of the best snacks to eat before going to bed!
3. Chamomile Tea
Significantly rich in anti-oxidants, chamomile tea boosts the immune system, containing ample of anti-oxidants that moderate depression and anxiety, promote healthy skin and lastly contain distinctive features to refine sleep quality. A warm cup of chamomile tea and you are ready to doze off!
4. Tart Cherries
Luscious and bright tart cherries are always a treat to the taste buds. So why not consume it to solve dual purposes. The former is significantly a rich source of melatonin and anti-oxidants and needs to be added to our mid-night snacking list for an enhanced sleep experience.
5. Fatty Fish
Yes, you read that right. The scrumptious fatty fish like tuna, salmon or trout, while being healthy, are notable to trigger the quality of sleep. Containing vitamin-D and omega 3 fatty acids in abundance help one sleep faster.
Time to regulate the internal clock, see off insomnia and welcome sweet dreams! Which ones are you going to give a try? Do let us know in the comments below.
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