Guide 1: Eating Right Before You Sleep
We need a good balance of the naturally produced sleep-inducing hormones serotonin and melatonin in our system, to get a good nights’ rest.
These are some foods that you should consider taking throughout the day:
These are some foods you eat daily which naturally keep your serotonin and melatonin levels high.
Always avoid skipping breakfast, if you can, as this is vital to stabilising your blood sugar levels for the rest of the day. Helping you to produce the melatonin, eating a balanced breakfast can prepare your body not only for the day ahead. This will also enable you to sleep later on.
What foods should you avoid to ensure you have a good rest?
- Caffeine (present in coffee, tea and sodas)
Caffeine and alcohol disrupt your slumber. Caffeine has a direct impact on reducing sleep quality. It can take up to 10 hours to completely remove all of the caffeine from your body if you drink a cup of tea or coffee. So avoid taking caffeine close to bedtime.