12 Sneaky Foods That Make You Sleepy and 7 That Keep You Up At Night
There is much debate about turkey. Some experts say it doesn’t impact sleep while others have a logical answer to that. Turkey breast especially contains tryptophan which is metabolized into melatonin and serotonin; both feel good hormones essential also for sleep.
Who said you have to eat bananas only in the morning. Bananas are rich in magnesium and potassium which act as muscle relaxants. Bananas also contain vitamin B 6 that converts the tryptophan in the fruit into serotonin and melatonin helping you relax and sleep.
Foods That Keep You Awake
Fried foods take a lot longer to digest and assimilate in the digestive system after you have gorged on them. This is the reason they cause heart burns if you eat them close to your bedtime. It is better going for the grilled versions of the same food items but still keep a 30 minutes window period before you hit the bed.
Soy sauce (just 1tsp) contains more than half of the prescribed sodium intake for a day. So be cautious when you dunk your tempura in soy sauce and rather go in for low sodium versions and delay your bedtime for 2 hours minimum if you want to sleep at all.