Top 5 Foods That Can Help You Sleep Well

Are you having trouble sleeping? Well, here’s some good news for you. There are actually a number of natural foods you can eat that will help you sleep better, without you having to go through some of the side effects brought about by most sleeping pills.

Below are 5 foods you need to eat more that will definitely help you sleep better.

1. Bananas

Bananas are one of nature’s best gifts to mankind. They’re high in potassium, which can help make you feel calm. They also provide your body with magnesium, which ultimately helps relax your muscles and nerves. It also promotes healthy blood circulation and digestion.

2. Salmon

Another really ideal food for a better night’s sleep is Salmon. These delicious fish contain a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 acids over the years have been associated with reducing surges of stress hormones and promoting restfulness. The omega-3 found in certain fish like salmon, tuna, halibut and others, are also healthy foods for your brain’s health.

These fishes also contain vitamin B-6, which is needed for the secretion of melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone.

3. Sweet potatoes

sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of potassium, which is essential for relaxation. You could prepare these foods in so many different ways: you could choose to either boil them, bake them or even fry them, and they’d still be ideal for promoting better sleep.

In addition to potassium, sweet potatoes are also a good source of carbs. Your body gets fatigued from trying to break down carbs, and this might help your body shut down a little bit quicker, for sleep.

4. Milk

Milk just like some of the foods, mentioned above, contains calcium. Calcium plays a direct role in the production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for triggering sleep. Further research has also shown that soy milk makes people sleep faster and deeper than cow milk.

So drink a glass of milk each night before going to bed to promote a better sleep.

5. Herbal Tea or Decaffeinated Green Tea

herbal tea
Green tea has a compound called theanine, which may help promote sleep, and also has a relaxation effect. From the Experimental Biology Scientific Conference held in April 2014, researchers discovered that the tea reduced the time needed to fall asleep and significantly increased the total sleep time. So to help yourself have sound and quality sleep, fix yourself a cup of green tea before going to bed.


If you’ve been taking sleeping pills in order to sleep well, it’s time to drop those unhealthy meds and simply stick to eating these foods.

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