There are a number of products that contribute to a healthy and sound sleep.
Walnuts are a real storehouse of the amino acid tryptophan necessary for the production of serotonin and melatonin, which in turn relax the mind, help regulate the internal “biological clock” and set the body to a good sleep. According to a study conducted at the University of Texas Science and Health, one gram of walnut contains 2.5 to 4.5 milligrams of melatonin, which is often used in the manufacture of sleeping pills.
If you can not sleep, try eating a handful of almonds. This nut contains magnesium, which helps to relax the muscles, improve sleep and helps to cope with headaches. Also, the protein found in almonds helps maintain a stable level of blood sugar during sleep, preventing the release of adrenaline.
Scientists say that a glass of warm milk before bed can be as restful as a favorite warm blanket. Dairy products contribute to the production of serotonin in the brain, which, in turn, causes drowsiness and helps to relax the body.
Cherry juice contains melatonin-inducing tryptophan, and also increases insulin levels in the body, which relaxes the body and sets the body to sleep. Two glasses of this drink a day increase sleep for 90 minutes.