3. Cheese & Crackers
Traditional and ancient remedies advise the consumption of a warm cup of milk to promote a restful slumber. But scientific explorations reveal that any dairy product, including milk, cheese and yogurt amongst others, help make a person sleepy.
Researchers believe that since dairy products are packed with calcium, they help the brain in utilizing tryptophan, received from dairy products, to generate melatonin, which promotes peaceful sleep. Moreover, calcium also aids in regulating and strengthening the movements of our muscles.
Accompany your dinner with a colourful lettuce salad to speed up the time it normally takes you to fall asleep. Research reveals that lettuce is brimming with lactucarium, which affects the brain and casts the same effect as opium due to its strong sedative profile.
You can also fix yourself a special sleep-inducing brew by tossing in four large leaves of lettuce in one cup of water. Allow the contents to simmer for at least 15 minutes before you remove them from the heat. Then, add in two fresh sprigs of mint, and enjoy this brew right before you go to bed.
These delicious and savoury nuts are packed with magnesium, an essential mineral that eliminates headaches and promotes restful sleep. A recent study revealed that it is harder to experience peaceful and quality sleep when there is a magnesium deficiency in the human body.