Eat Nuts Before Bed For A Better Night’s Sleep

Terrible things happen when you don’t get enough sleep. It can have an adverse effect on everything from eyesight to sexual performance. Fortunately, snacking on a few nuts and seeds before bed can help to bring on the sandman even for restless sleepers. In short, you should eat like Rocky the Flying Squirrel.

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This tip comes from Cosmopolitan, of all places, but there’s actual science behind the snacking suggestion. As the magazine explains:

Nuts, seeds, and nut butters contain both tryptophan and magnesium, which may have a calming effect. Eaten just before bed, they may help you get to sleep faster. “But keep it to an ounce!” says Middleberg. “Overeating will upset your stomach, making it tougher to drift off.

Don’t like nuts? Cosmopolitan has four other nocturnal snacking suggestions which you can find here. Also be sure to check out our own in-depth guide on the subject. (In short: Stick to foods that contain a little protein and healthy fat and keep your portions under 850 kilojoules.)

[Via Cosmopolitan]

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