Monday, September 21, 2009

Eat These 3 Foods Before Bed Tonight and Fall Asleep Faster

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

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

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