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Are You Sleep-Deprived? Add these Food Items in Your Diet to Have a Good Night’s Sleep Daily

Nikita Arya
Nikita Arya

In the times of lockdown, many of you might be getting a lot of time to sleep – you might be sleeping for hours or maybe for the whole day! But, do you even know that long hours of sleep doesn’t necessarily mean a good sleep? While many people are stressed due to the ‘Work from Home’ regime, many others might be feeling anxious and bored as the lockdown doesn’t allow them to get a mental detox. Though it’s very appreciative that people are standing by the norms of social distancing and quarantining, but the substantial change in the day-to-day life takes a toll on your mental health, which can lead to various health issues, which also includes chronic problems with sleep.

To have a good night’s sleep, you should make some additions to your diets. Many food items can help you maintain a good sleep cycle. Here are some of them:

Almonds

Eating almonds regularly has many health benefits. Sleep-regulation is among such health benefits. Almonds are a good source of magnesium. An adequate amount of magnesium is considered to improve sleep quality and helps you have a deep sleep. It can even help in improving insomnia. Almonds also are a good source of a sleep-regulating hormone called ‘melatonin’. Therefore, a regular intake of a handful of almonds can do wonders in getting a night of good sleep.

Kiwi

A low-calorie and nutritious fruit, Kiwi can help you improve your sleep quality. Eating kiwi before going to bed can make you fall asleep 42% more quickly than eating any other thing, as per reports. Kiwis are higher in fiber and can also help improve your digestive health. It can also reduce inflammation and can lower down your cholesterol levels, hence making you way healthier. Kiwi has a high content of serotonin, a chemical that regulates the sleep cycle. Therefore, for a good sleep, you must take kiwi before you go to bed.

Tart Cherry Juice

The sour version of cherries, tart cherries are considered as a revolutionary fruit for improving sleep quality. A great source of Vitamin A and C, tart cherry juice has many health benefits including improving endurance, reducing blood pressure, and lowering inflammation among others. Regular consumption of tart cherry juice promotes sleepiness and is considered to relieve insomnia. It has a high content of melatonin that helps in regulating the sleep cycle. If you consume tart cherry juice regularly, you can have a deeper and sound sleep.

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