Food for Thought
Guest Blogger: Michael Earnheart, Wickford RI Showroom Manager
How often do you spend your night tossing and turning? Some people spend too much time rolling around in bed due to digestive issues that keep them awake with pains or other annoyances that rob them from a great night's sleep.
In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation 60% of women report sleeping poorly with frequency and among many issues, food eaten before bed time can be targeted as a main culprit of this.
There are a lot of schools of thought behind what you shouldn't eat before bed time, but what about what you should eat? There are a lot of foods that can be eaten alone or in combination with other things that will cause you to drift off into a more sound and sustained sleep.
Carbohydrate rich foods, that are medium-to-low in protein contain tryptophan. Tryptophan is most commonly associated with that “food coma” feeling after eating a ton of turkey on Thanksgiving. Think of tryptophan as a precursor to sleep -- as it is the essential building block for serotonin and melatonin, the relaxing neurotransmitters, that guarantee you a better and more restful sleep overall.
Try a simple snack of sliced apples and peanut butter and a glass of milk before getting into your bed. It's suggested you do this an hour before going to bed to give the tryptophan adequate time to reach the brain.
There are a lot of other foods with high levels of tryptophan! Please visit this site for some more information regarding foods for better sleep!
All of us from The Clean Bedroom wish you a happy and healthy night's sleep!