After a long day, a sound sleep is something that you wish for as soon as you hit the bed. Do you experience days when sleep simply evades you?
Before you blame factors that are not in your control, you must know that the last morsel that you put in your mouth before bedtime plays a pivotal role in deciding What kind of sleep you will get. Experts believe that there are some foods that harm your sleep, others that are sleep promoters. So let's find out about these sleep inducers and sleep stealers.
Sleep inducer: MILK
Do you remember how your grand-mother insisted on you having a warm glass of milk before hitting the bed? Well, so you know milk consist amino acid tryptophan. This is a precursor to serotonin, a brain chemical.
Sleep stealer: WINE
You must have read sufficient studies indicating how red wine is good for your heart. That doesn't hold true for your sleep. There are studies that prove it leads to low quality of sleep.
Sleep inducer: RICE
Rice is one controversial food that has gained bad reputation among weight watchers. Of all rice qualities, jasmine rice helps you best in inducing a good night sleep. Rice is not a weight gaining food; it is indeed light on the stomach. "This is the reason small kids are given rice water before anything else as it is easy to digest.
Sleep stealer: DARK CHOCOLATE/COFFEE
Dark chocolate is healthy and a favorite among chocolate lovers who don't want to feel guilty after feasting on it. Mind you, don't feast on it before bedtime. A bar of chocolate contains the same amount of caffeine as decaffeinated coffee.
Sleep inducer: BANANA
Try having a banana when you are feeling stressed! Yes, not only does the potassium and the magnesium is also muscle relaxing on top of that, the carbohydrates present in the banana will help you with a sound sleep.
Sleep stealer: CHICKEN/PANEER CURRY
Nothing like a filling dinner of chicken curry or paneer makhni but these curries are also responsible for snatching your sleep. One must always avoid a calorie-laden dish before hitting the bed as it will induce trouble in falling asleep and might even be responsible for keeping you away from deep sleep.