by Sarah Jio, Vitamin G, Glamour Magazine, on Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:27am PDT
If you ever have trouble falling asleep, consider having one of these three things sometime before bed tonight--they could help you sleep better!
Trouble falling asleep? Try these tips that I found over on Fox.com:
Have a salad! Gillian McKeith, a holistic nutritionist and author of You Are What You Eat and Food Bible: How to Use Food to Cure What Ails You says that lettuce contains a "milky sap" that contains an "opium-like substance called lactucin that can help induce sleep and relaxation." (Is that not the craziest fact you've heard in a long time?)
Have some tea--with honey. McKeith points out that past studies have found that honey contains a natural compound called "orexin" that can help the brain to mellow out and prepare for sleep.
How about some oatmeal? Oats have a "tranquilizing and nerve-restorative properties" she says.
(Early) Sweet dreams! xo