Healthy Sleep Habits

Make Your Bedroom The Right Temperature

Sleep research shows better sleep is achieved when the environment is slightly cool rather than too warm, for the whole sleeping phase. When we sleep, our core temperature drops slightly, and this is necessary for quality sleep. Sleeping in an area or bedroom that is too warm will thwart your body’s ability to cool down and fall asleep.

Add Tryptophan-Rich Foods To Your Evening Meal

Many of us have heard about drinking a cup of warm milk before bed, so as to get a better night sleep. It’s why so many babies and infants are given some at bedtime. Do you know why? The reason is the milk’s tryptophan content. Tryptophan is a substance that induces sleep and can be found in milk and other foods, such as seeds, nuts, bananas, eggs, and cheese.

Turkey is another tryptophan-rich food. Have you ever felt sleepy after a big Thanksgiving dinner? Although turkey is rich in tryptophan, it is certainly not advisable to eat it every night just to get some sleep.
At least you have a few ideas now to help you get the sleep you need.

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