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4 Best Foods to help you sleep better

I was in my teens when I used to face sleep issues. No matter how much I tried, nothing worked and it took a toll on my health--- I suffered from a lot of digestive problems, dull skin and hair fall.

I am sure even you must have faced this at some point in your life. You had an argument with someone and it was on your mind the whole day and even at night. Like your mind was in the third gear and was unable to get back to neutral. Overactive mind will not let you sleep.

When you sleep, its not just your body that should get some rest, but also your mind should slow down. Lack of sleep is associated with a lot of health issues- from digestive problems, skin issues to weight gain, and so on.

It is generally recommended to get at least 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night to accelerate the healing process, but there are a lot of people who struggle to get enough.

There are a lot of foods, drinks and few strategies that you can use to promote good sleep

Here are few foods that you can have before bedtime to enhance the quality of your sleep.

  • Walnuts:

Walnuts have significant amount of magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese. Some researchers say that walnuts improves sleep quality as they are one of the richest source of melatonin, a sleep hormone.

Walnuts are also a good source of healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids and linoleic acid. The fatty acid profile of walnuts may contribute to better sleep. They contain alpha- linolenic acid (ALA) which is an omega-3 fatty acid that is converted to DHA in your body. DHA can increase the production of serotonin, which is a feel good hormone and which can regulate your sleep-cycle.