• Insomnia Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition

Food plays a significant role in good and refreshing sleep. Following foods may be of help -

  • Intake of tryptophan can be very beneficial for sleep. Tryptophan is required to produce Serotonin, a hormone which is essential for relaxation & sleep. Consume foods rich in tryptophan like low fat dairy products, low fat cheese, banana, yogurt, eggs, whole grains and chickpeas.
  • Magnesium is also important for better sleep. Include almonds, green leafy vegetables, seafood, dairy products in your diet.
  • Melatonin is also useful for good sleep. Pineapple, bananas, oranges and oats boosts melatonin production.
  • Include food rich in Vitamin B6 like fishes (tuna, salmon, mackerel etc), garlic, nuts, pistachio.
  • Drinking warm milk before bed time is also helpful.
  • High carbohydrate foods like whole wheat grains, whole wheat pasta, oats, brown rice, banana, papaya, oranges, plums, passion fruit, honey are very helpful for good sleep.
  • Limit intake of coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar and cola especially in evenings.
  • Consume more water but not during late evening.