The battle for sleep is real. With the right nutrients, you can give your body the fuel it needs to function properly and get a full seven to nine hours of sleep every day.
Fuel Your Body RightFoods contain the nutrients your body uses to make sleep hormones like melatonin. Any food that contributes to and aids in the production of sleep hormones can help you fall and stay asleep better. Sprinkle them throughout your day or try them as a late night snack for a quick sleep boost.
The bedroom should also be kept comfortably cool. For most people, that’s between 60 to 68 degrees. And, if noise is a problem, you might want to invest in a white noise or machine.
Better sleep comes through healthy habits, including the food you eat. Armed with the right nutrients, you give your body the best chance of getting the deep, restful sleep you need.
Sara Westgreen is a researcher for the sleep science hub Tuck.com. She sleeps on a king size bed in Texas, where she defends her territory against cats all night. A mother of three, she enjoys beer, board games, and getting as much sleep as she can get her hands on.
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The information in this blog is not a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before altering your diet, starting a new treatment or making changes to an existing treatment.
Valerie is the dietitian and owner of Blue Tree Nutrition. I will be blogging a variety of topics, recipes and will also have guest bloggers from time to time.
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