Eating Habits for Finding Real, Good Natural Sleep

Posted on Monday Feb 2, 2015

adjustable beds We all like our sleep. And when the time for sleep comes, we like to be able to sleep, not having to rely on a sip of antihistamine from a nightly dose of Nyquil. I’m talking about real, good natural sleep. And the best way to get that real, good natural sleep, is by eating real, good natural sleep food. So here’s a short list of some foods that can help. Pair these foods with the sleep enhancing power of adjustable beds, and truly feel the difference in quality sleep.

  • Walnuts
  • Cherries
  • Fish
  • Almonds
  • Dairy Products (not just milk
  • Lettuce

When looking for foods that let the body shut down, you want to hear words like tryptophan that are found in nuts, dairy products, and seeds. This chemical assists the body in making serotonin and melatonin, the key ingredients for the body’s internal clock. Cherries are one of the few foods that actually carry melatonin. These chemicals are away of turning up the volume so your body clock can hear its internal alarm saying, “It’s time for sleep!”

A way to bring on a natural drowsiness is by finding foods with lactucarium which is found in lettuce. Most people think of lettuce as a weight loss food, but it also has its own opium properties that calms down the body, making ready for rest or sleep.

Foods to avoid:

  • Preserved and Smoked Meats
  • Chocolates
  • Chili, Pizza, Tomato Sauce, and Spicy Foods
  • Energy Drinks
  • Alcohol

The last two aren’t foods, but if you want good sleep, you need to be aware of them. Energy drinks should go without saying, but even if you drink them in the morning studies show you will still have trouble sleeping at night.

Alcohol has been helping people reach sleep since its invention. But at the same time it prevents that deep needed sleep too. It may help you find an initial nap, but studies find that the person sleeping after a couple drinks won’t get past the second sleep stage. Alcohol won’t allow the sleeper to reach Deep Sleep or REM of the four stages of sleep.

Even though some foods and drinks seem to help with initial sleep, they don’t help with a sleep that refreshes the body. So if you want to find that refreshing sleep that wakes you feeling great, these are a few two lists to keep in mind. Keep in mind the positive effects of pairing a healthy diet with cutting edge technology used in adjusted beds. You’d be amazed at the difference a comfy and supported night’s sleep can have on you!

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