Best Late Night Snacks for Sleep

October 28, 2015      |      Posted on Posted in Total Well-Being
Best Late Night Snacks for Sleep

Going to sleep hungry can make it hard to sleep, but what options are best for that last late night snack?

  • Bananas –¬†Contain tryptophan (an amino acid that promotes sleep) and magnesium (a vitamin that helps induce sleep)
  • Edamame – High in magnesium to help improve quality of sleep
  • Turkey on whole wheat – Tryptophan with complex carbs stimulates serotonin (a hormone that helps regulate sleep)
  • Trail Mix – Walnuts, almonds and dried tart cherries all contain melatonin (a hormone that controls the sleep cycle)
  • Nonfat popcorn – Feel satisfied without being too stuffed
  • Dark green leafy vegetables¬†– Help balance blood sugar