Eat Sleep-friendly Foods

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Welcome to day 2 of the Your Best Sleep Yet! challenge, powered by support from Compass One Healthcare.

 

Sleep and diet intersect, with each influencing the other. The right food choices (and meal timing) help fuel your body with the nutrients needed for better — and more — sleep.  For example, high-fat, heavy foods slow digestion and can cause sleep-disrupting heartburn and indigestion.

Did you know your diet could be affecting your sleep? For example eating fast food right before bed probably won’t help you catch some Z’s. There are some foods that contain one Melatonin or tryptophan, important nutrients for sleep. Tasty options include: 

  • Cherries
  • Turkey
  • Bananas
  • Honey
  • Nuts
  • Eggs 
Tonight incorporate them into your dinner or try a tea and sleep-friendly snack routine. Pair one of these foods with a caffeine-free herbal tea like Turmeric or Chamomile, even better, make it a latte!

Tell us what you try and what you notice tonight here or reply to us on Twitter. Better yet show us! Post a photo of your bedroom space in our private Facebook group or Instagram. Remember to tag us with #healthynurse!

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Missed yesterday's post? Catch up here. Join us on day 3.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Jun 16, 2020 6:52 PM America/Chicago

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I have a chamomile lavendar tea that is very soothing. I have been trying to be good too and not eat an hour or two before bed
  • Posted Wed 17 Jun 2020 06:08 PM CDT

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