Insomnia

User Rating:  / 0
PoorBest 

 

 

Now this is interesting – According to the ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine – eat a high gylcemic meal 4 hours before bedtime.

Sounds weird right? But if you think about it, what happens after the sugar high? You crash right?

I guess it would be OK for a one time solution, but its definitely not a good habit to get into.

Foods that have tryptophan will help your body make melatonin – the hottest new supplement. Melatonin helps regulate your sleeping patterns.

Eat chicken, fish, turkey, avocados, bananas, cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, peas, beans.

Alcohol can actually disrupt your sleep habits. Stick with one drink a day – no more than 2.

Stop eating a couple hours before bed.

Cut out caffeine at night.

Do not exercise too close to bedtime.

Make a bedtime ritual. It works for adults as well as it does for kids ;-)

I personally turn off the computer, finish the kitchen, take a shower because I like to be warm, soft, and relaxed when I hit the sack, and I usually read for a few minutes. I've tried journaling, but I don't find that relaxing. I'm not good at meditating - but I will do breathing exercises. Because I eat healthy and I'm very active, I rarely have trouble falling asleep. You'll need to find what works for you.

 

 

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Search this site