What and when we eat can impact how easily we fall - and stay - asleep. Below are three key food groups that can help send you off into the land of nod...
1. THE TEAM OF DREAMS
Complex carbs (e.g. brown rice, oats, barley, spelt) and protein both provide a boost of tryptophan, an amino acid that helps regulate the sleep cycle and promotes sleep and relaxation. Team them together for the perfect sleepy snack – porridge oats with milk, wholemeal crackers and cheese, nut butter and spelt toast – beautiful!
2. Mg ME
Increasing your magnesium intake can have huge benefits for your sleep quality. This is because it plays an significant role in the deactivation of adrenaline, making it the perfect wind-down companion if you’ve had a particularly stressful day. Leafy green vegetables, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds and wholegrains are rich in magnesium, so there’s lots of choice.