No more tea and cookies before bedtime! And this is not just to get ready for summer. Nutritionist Daniel Harris says this habit can cause problems with sleep because of the caffeine and sugar content that stimulates the body to work. On World Sleep Day, which wears off March 18, we tell you about foods that help you sleep soundly.
Experts have compiled a list of foods that will help you sleep better if you eat them in the evening. Nutritionists recommend preferring foods that are high in proteins and carbohydrates. Your friends who can help you to sleep well include: a glass of warm milk, a sandwich with cheese, a handful of nuts or dried fruits. Especially you should pay attention to cherries or cherries, all because these berries are record-breakers in melatonin content – the hormone that regulates the rhythm of sleep and wakefulness.
Nutritionists have also debunked the myth about the calming properties of peppermint tea. The plant contains the amino acid tyramine and can interfere with sleep. “Instead of mint tea, it is better to drink a more relaxing herbal tea, such as chamomile, jasmine or lavender, they all promote sleep,” states Daniel Harris.
Doctors also advise using the “10-3-2-1” method, which means giving up coffee 10 hours before bedtime, giving up heavy foods and alcohol 3 hours, finishing all work chores 2 hours and turning off gadgets 1 hour before bedtime.