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Try these foods for occasional insomnia

Try these foods for occasional insomnia

16 Jun 2022 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read
Occasional insomnia can interrupt your normal sleep pattern and throw almost everything off for you the next day – and night. Experts say that eating these foods might help you get over your lack of sleepiness without having to use medications.

• Bananas

They're high in potassium, which may calm restless legs and help prevent nighttime leg cramps.

Plus, bananas provide magnesium, which helps relax muscles and nerves and promotes healthy circulation and digestion.

• A Handful of Almonds

Like bananas, almonds contain magnesium. Part of magnesium's calming effects is that it helps increase levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, a neurotransmitter that slows down thought processes and nerve activity to promote sleepiness, per the National Sleep Foundation.

•Tart Cherry Juice

While warm beverages like tea can be soothing, tart cherry juice is a natural source of the sleep hormone melatonin and may be one of the natural ways to induce sleep.


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