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Foods to eat for better sleep

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Tart cherry juice—Researchers from Louisiana State University found that drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks increased sleep time by nearly 90 minutes among older adults with insomnia.

Pistachio nuts—Besides being a powerhouse of heart-healthy fats, protein, and fiber, pistachios also have a significant amount of vitamin B6, which induces sleepiness. According to the Alaska Sleep Clinic, a deficiency in B6 is linked with lowered serotonin levels and poor sleep. People with deficiencies in B6 show symptoms of depression and mood disorders leading to insomnia.

Bananas—They are full of magnesium and potassium, and natural muscle relaxers that help your body unwind and relax.

Chamomile tea—This soothing, herbal tea naturally lacks caffeine. Having a hot cup before bed sets the body into relaxation mode.

Kiwis—These contain a significant amount of serotonin. Researchers at Taiwan’s Taipei Medical University studied the sleep effects of eating kiwi. They found that eating it daily was linked to improvements in both quality and quantity of sleep.

Source: Sara Siskind, certified nutritional health counselor,

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