Finding it tough to sleep at night? According to the National Sleep Foundation, 45% of Americans have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. This can affect your day to day life, something you may already know if you have trouble sleeping! Poor sleep quality can lead to the inability to focus, mood swings, and even cause your weight to fluctuate. Over time, it could cause serious health issues including heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Scary, right?
Thankfully, there are things you can do to encourage the sandman to visit you at night. Medicine is always an option if you’re having trouble sleeping, and most doctors are more than happy to help you choose a medication. However, it isn’t the only option.
Some people opt for a natural alternative–food. Some foods are designed to help you sleep better at night when you consume a certain amount on a regular basis. These foods naturally produce the chemicals, melatonin, serotonin, and tryptophan, that make you feel sleepy. There’s an added bonus to these foods too: they’re good for you. So, get ready to fluff your pillows and hit the refrigerator as we count down the best foods to help you get a good night's sleep!