Watch more Sleep Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/404-Sleep-Tips Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Follow these directions to eat for a good night's sleep and wake up refreshed. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Give yourself time to digest Eat no less than four hours before turning in. Avoid any before-bed snacks, especially grains and sugars. Step 2: Digest high protein Digest high-protein food, such as meat, fish, greens, and eggs, late in the day. The amino acid L-tryptophan, which these provide, will release melatonin and serotonin for good sleep. Step 3: Calm the mind Include dairy products, broccoli, chickpeas, nuts, and seeds in your meal a few hours before bed to elevate calcium and magnesium levels. Research shows that calcium and magnesium calm the mind. Tip Always avoid alcohol and caffeine before bed, or entirely, as these can disrupt sleep. Step 4: Eat salad with fruit Eat salads with fruits, such as apples or pears, which are known to calm the digestive system. Step 5: Consume comfort foods Consume comfort foods like chicken soup that encourage fond memories and make you happy and restful. Tip Eating a light and healthy diet will keep your weight down and guard against sleep apnea. Step 6: Drink tea Drink chamomile tea with ginger before going to bed to aid and settle your digestive system. Warm milk can be a sleep aid as well. Did You Know? Did you know? The world's largest cupcake was baked in 2009. It contained 2 million calories and was sold in pieces to benefit breast cancer research.
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