Food of the Week - Foods That Help You Fall Asleep
Certain foods will help you fall sleep while certain foods will keep you awake at night. Foods that are sleep inducing contain trptophan. Eat them close to bedtime: yogurt, turkey, bananas, figs, dates, tuna and whole grain crackers and warm milk (your mother and grandmother were right). Other foods will keep you up, so avoid them a few hours before bedtime: bacon, ham, cheese, sugar, spinach, eggplant, tomatoes and chocolate and coffee all contain tyramine, a brain stimulant. Now that you know how you can be affected by what you eat, you can go to sleep and stay asleep.