Eat these foods to feel more energy during the day and get a deeper sleep at night
The food we eat determines how we look and feel. Sometimes overlooked, it also impacts how we sleep. What we put into our body as fuel and energy contributes to how we go about each day and also impacts how we rest and recover at night.
Ever since I was a kid, I have lived by the motto that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! The first thing we put into our body determines how we approach the rest of the day. According to the Harvard Medical School, the best breakfasts are filled with protein and whole grains. Some energy boosting options to consider would be oatmeal, nuts, berries or almond milk.
The best lunch is one that will give you the energy boost you need to get through the rest of your day, but prevents spiking and crashing. Foods like brown rice, sweet potatoes, lentils and quinoa all have a low glycemic index meaning they will be digested slowly and keep your energy consistent.
For dinner, it is key to incorporate foods with a source of tryptophan in them to promote a restful night’s sleep. Ground turkey tacos or turkey burgers can be a great option if you are not in the mood for a full on Thanksgiving turkey! Dairy is also a great source of tryptophan, so meals with cheese, yogurt and milk can help you sleep better at night. Most importantly, avoid caffeine after noon so you are not wide awake when bedtime comes around.
It is best to avoid late night snacking, especially with foods that are high in sugar that will prevent you from getting a quality night’s sleep. However, if you want to eat or drink something before bed, try a chamomile tea, milk or a banana. Almonds are also a highly recommended snack for better sleep as they are an excellent source of many nutrients and also contain a natural source of melatonin. Avoid alcohol before bed whenever possible as alcohol disrupts our normal sleep behavior.
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About Inventive Sleep® by Tracy Miller
Tracy Miller is a trusted inventor and innovator of dynamic, technology driven, and comfortable products for the home, and founder of Inventive Sleep™. Her engaging brands are found in millions of homes and hotels across the country. As a Sleep Products Innovator, Tracy is dedicated to helping people realize their dreams and goals starting with a great night’s sleep. Her reputation for combining proven and modern materials in everyday products including sheets, pillows, comforters, blankets and mattress pads, adds exciting new comfort and performance qualities consumers love to incorporate into their homes. Tracy is also the author of the weekly sleep blog Sleep Secrets and Inspirations. In it, she shares her expertise on materials research and design, and demystifies the sleep experience with an informative and fun-filled conversation on how sleep helps people with daily living, as well as some of her tips and tricks on picking your favorite products. For more information, visit www.inventivesleep.com. Sleep Tonight. Create Tomorrow.™