Being A "Night Owl" Can Be Bad For Your Health!
"Early bird gets the worm"? This saying might hold some truth after all! Recent studies show that natural early risers may experience greater overall well-being and better mental health compared with night owls. Being a "night owl" has a higher risk of mental health problems such as anxiety, schizophrenia, and depression.
So, what can you do about it? Here's a list of foods that can help you get a better night's sleep. Stick to these late-night bites, and peaceful slumber will be yours.
Foods That Make You Sleep Better
Figs. Figs are loaded with important minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron, These minerals help with blood flow and muscle contraction, which are key for falling asleep. Besides crushing your dessert craving, each fig also packs some additional fiber that'll keep you full.
Watermelon. Each serving of this delicious fruit is basically half water, so it works perfectly for a night-time snack since it hydrates you and keeps you fuller post-dinner.
Cantaloupe Melon. Just as watermelon, cantaloupes are mostly water and since dehydration can impact your ability to fall and stay asleep (not to mention your energy levels overall), choosing watery fruits can make up for any deficits.
Herbal Teas. Herbal teas have a lot of snooze-promoting properties. Dr. Sebi's Nerve/Stress Relief Herbal Tea is made with chamomile, which acts as a mild sedative, ideal for sleeping and relaxation, while Dr. Sebi's Stomach Relief Herbal Tea can soothe your stomach before bed so you have a more restful night's sleep.
Cherries. The best way to get a good night's sleep is to increase your melatonin intake, and these tart, scrumptious nature's bites are a natural source of it. When eaten regularly, they can help regulate your sleep cycle.
Burro Bananas. The magnesium and potassium in bananas serve as muscle and nerve relaxants. The nutrients found in the fruit also convert tryptophan into serotonin, increasing relaxation even more.
Homemade Hummus. This spread made from chickpeas (garbanzo beans), is also a great source of tryptophan, which increases relaxation. It's also a calorie-dense food, which can prevent hunger-pangs in the middle of the night. Keep in mind that hummus must be homemade and made only with ingredients from Dr. Sebi's Nutritional Guide. such as raw homemade tahini and olive oil