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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Foods that Make You Sleep Better

I have no idea why I couldn't sleep at night no matter how early I go to bed. I once asked my doctor for a sleeping pill but told me to take an over the counter allergy medicine for two weeks and I will be able to sleep. I did what he told me, but it only work for awhile. Now I am back to sleepless night and sleeping in the morning as if I work on a night shift just like my hubby. Anyway, last night as I was checking my emails, has this article about foods that would aide me so I could sleep better and here they are:

The meal you choose tonight could mean the difference between counting sheep and getting some serious shut-eye. So order the salmon.

In her new book Eat Your Way to Happiness, Elizabeth Somer, RD, explains how nutrients in salmon, as well as in beans, yogurt, and spinach, could help make you a more satisfied sleeper.

The healthy fats in this fish (namely docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA for short) may boost levels of the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin. Eatin
g at home?

Beans and other legumes provide a nice sampling of B vitamins, including B6, B12, and folic acid, all of which help the body regulate sleep cycles and produce relaxing serotonin. In fact, studies have shown that boosting B vitamins may help people with insomnia.

Low-Fat Yogurt
Yogurt is a good source of calcium and magnesium -- two important sleep-supporting minerals that together help you fall asleep faster and ratchet up your deep-sleep time. And skimping on both may lead to muscle cramps, higher stress levels, and worse sleep.

Dark leafy greens are a great source of iron -- a nutrient that may help protect against the sleep robber known as restless legs syndrome.


  1. hello Te Ces, favorite ko spinach din, usually catfish fillet sa husband ko(I don't like it mostly kasi ako ang nagluluto--nabubusog na ako sa smell pa lang.. weird but too yon.. anyway, yogurt seldom lang din, 'yong beans fave ko din.. o toa ra, nagchika na ko dre Te Ces.. heheh.. kamusta na?

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  2. MMMM! yummy post tsang, i love all the food very healthy kahit hindi na ko matulog okay lng basta ganyan kasarap ng pagkain hehehe. Obvious talaga na nagsasawa na ako sa mga luto ko dito na pabalik balik lng.

  3. Pareho tayo, di rin ako nakakatulog sa gabi eh, parang nahihirapan ako guamwa ng tulog, sa couch nga anko natutulog, dahil bilign baligtad ako sa kama.. try ko nga mga food na yan.

  4. This is a very timely post. I'm having sleepless nights, too, and that started even before Christmas. I can't sleep in the mornings because I have work from 9am to 5pm, so I'm really suffering. Thanks for sharing this info.