9 Best Foods and Drinks to Have Before Bed

There's more to getting ready for a good night's sleep than just counting sheep. What you eat and drink before bed can have a big effect on how well you sleep. Here are nine of the best things to do before going to sleep.

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1. Cherry Pie

Cherry can help you fall asleep easily because they contain melatonin, a hormone that controls when you sleep and wake up.

2. Almonds

Almonds help relax muscles and make hormones that make you sleepy because they are high in magnesium and tryptophan.

3. Apples

Apples are a good source of magnesium and potassium, which relax muscles. They also have tryptophan and melatonin, which help control sleep.

4. Having Muesli

A bowl of warm muesli can raise your serotonin levels, which can help you feel calm and sleep better.

5. Warm Milk

Warm milk is a traditional way to help people who can't sleep because it has serotonin and calcium, which help the brain make melatonin.

6. Herbal Tea

Chamomile tea is known for relaxing people, which makes it a great drink to drink before bed to calm your mind and body.

7. Turkey

Turkey is another food that is high in serotonin and can help you relax and sleep better.

8. Kiwi

Kiwi is full of antioxidants and serotonin, which can help you sleep better and keep your sleep habits regular.

9. Whole Grain Crackers with Hummus

When you mix the complex carbohydrates in whole grain bread with the tryptophan in hummus, your body makes more serotonin, which helps you relax and sleep.

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