The 5 Best Snacks to Help You Sleep

Find out what to munch on for better slumber.

The 5 Best Snacks to Help You Sleep

By Reina Berger

If you've been tossing and turning and trying every possible solution to get a good night's rest it may be time to look into your diet. Certain foods can cause indigestion, insomnia, heartburn, dehydration, and gas – all factors that can cause restlessness when you slumber. Not eating enough or eating too close to bedtime can disrupt your sleep, so it's crucial that you eat enough of the right foods and give yourself a three-hour break from eating before your head hits the pillow. If you want to tweak what you eat to avoid any late night issues, these five beverages and snacks are a great place to start.

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Bananas, also known as "a sleeping pill in a peel", are not only delicious and filling but also packed with potassium and magnesium which help to put your body in a relaxed state. You can eat bananas on their own, paired with toast, or you can even make a tea using banana peels to sip on after dinner.

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Sometimes, we all just need a pick-me-up. Whether we've been struggling for some time with negative thoughts about ourselves, or a bad day at work is making us feel inferior, it's important to take a step back and regain our self-love. Follow Mallika Chopra, a meditation and wellness coach, in this simple meditation that focuses on breath, positive words and colors. She'll help you recenter your thoughts, reconnect with your emotions and remember your true worth.

For more mindfulness tips from Mallika, check out her website and her new book "My Body Is a Rainbow: The Color of My Feelings."

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