Foods to help you get a better sleep

Do you find it difficult to fall asleep or have a broken sleep? Then these food and drink suggestions may help you get the sleep you need in a natural way.

Go Bananas!

We all know that the banana is natures multi vitamin pill, packed with potassium to help muscles and nerves function properly.

But did you know that potassium also helps to serve as a muscle relaxant that can help lower blood pressure and help you fall asleep a little easier.

Try having a banana before bed as a natural aid to help you sleep.

Got milk?

Do you remember at pre-school in the afternoon you would have a glass of milk and go down for a nap?

Milk contains the amino acid tryptophan, a precurser to the brain chemical serotonin.  There is a common belief that tryptophan and serotonin might make it easier for the body to sleep.  

Very Cherry

Cherries are one of the few natural foods to contain melatonin, the chemical that helps control our body's internal clock.

Drinking tart cherry juice may result in small improvements in sleep duration and quality in adults who suffer from chronic insomnia.

Cherries are delcious so it certainly won't hurt!

You say potato

After that delicious Sunday roast do you feel like you need a decent nap?

Sweet Potatos provide sleep promoting complex carbohydrates.  They also contain the muscle relaxant potassium.  So next time you feel like a nap after bangers and mash, go ahead, science back it!.

Rice rice baby..

Jasmine rice ranks high on the GI index.

There have been studies that show consuming Jasmine rice four hours before bedtime can cut the amount of time it takes the body to fall asleep in half!.