Food rich in tryptophan, on the contrary, will contribute to a strong and deep sleep.
The correspondent of ГолосUA said the doctor, Victoria Savitskaya.
There are many products which help in falling asleep more easily and make sleep deep and restful, and that’s exactly what experts recommend as the evening meal, especially for problems with sleep.
To such products, experts consider, first of all, the food rich in tryptophan. This is an essential amino acid that once in the body converts into serotonin – a compound that causes mental relaxation and creates a sense of calm and well-being. Serotonin is also partially converted to melatonin, which regulates our biological clock.
“First of all, if you want to sleep soundly and Wake up in the morning fresh and rested, refrain during the evening meal from any arena of food, steaks, fast food, alcohol, etc. Promote good sleep unsweetened milk and dairy products. Preferably with a minimum fat content, not to overload at night gallbladder and liver. Kefir, yogurt, and milk contain tryptophan, plus they are useful for digestion and do not require stomach a lot of effort to digest. Very useful in the evenings for a few hours before bedtime, bananas, dates, peanuts.
In addition to tryptophan, which relaxes you emotionally and psychologically, it is a source of magnesium and potassium, which help relax the muscles,” says the doctor.
Instead of any caffeinated drinks, strong tea and juice shop in the evening, you should drink herbal teas. They are widely used in folk medicine, and their effectiveness can be confirmed by scientists. The most relaxing and useful are the decoction of chamomile, mint, Melissa. They will help you to relax and relieve stress after a hard day.