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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