5 bedtime snacks that will make you sleep like a baby.
They say 'you're what you eat', but we think more like 'you're how you sleep'. We know your sleep is your number one priority, and we give you the best sheets to improve your sleep quality, health, and even keep your skin and hair smooth and soft.
We know it's no fun when the late night snack cravings kick in and having to go to bed feeling hungry. We've found five food you can reach for before your #sleepwithettitude that won't leave you hangry and bloated. Plus, they help improve your sleep quality, too.
#1. Cherries. Cherries are a natural source of melatonin. This miracle hormone not only helps to regulate your sleep patterns, it also has anti-oxidant properties, and helps your skin to fight harmful free radicals that accumulate throughout the day.
#2. Cereal & Milk. A bowl of unsweetened cereal (e.g. rice puffs, bran flakes) or muesli high in complex carbs, coupled with milk makes for a yummy bedtime snack. As a bonus, the duo in this combo help your body produce melatonin to lead you into a more restful night. Now, who can say sleeping on a full stomach is bad for you?
#3. Walnuts. Like milk and cherries, walnuts are a natural source of tryptophan and melatonin, both of which help to raise your natural melatonin levels to ensure a well-rested sleep cycle.
#4. Bananas. Bananas are full of magnesium which help your muscles to relax, making it easier for you to shed the day's stress and drift steadily into dreamland. We love that they're easy to eat too!
#5. Herbal Tea. If you're not up for digesting foods before bedtime, try a herbal cuppa to calm your nerves. Lemon balm, chamomile, and passionfruit teas are known to have mild sedative properties that help you relax for a better night's rest.
So leave the week's worries behind, grab some snacks and hit your bamboo sheets.
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Rest easy and sweet dreams loves, Ettitude