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4 Foods That Will Help You Sleep

Do you have trouble sleeping at night? If you’re up to try anything to get your 40 winks, here are some ideas you can use as an alternative to pharmaceutically induced sleep.

Be sure and let me know if they work. I would test them myself, but I don’t have trouble falling asleep. My problem is waking up an hour before my alarm. Still looking for something to help with that.

Pumpkin Seed Powder: More tryptophan than a glass of milk. Mix with applesauce (or any carb) which allows tryptophan to enter the brain more efficiently.

Tart Cherry Juice. Tart cherries are particularly high in melatonin, the hormone released by your brain that helps you fall asleep. Tart cherries have 6x more melatonin than a regular cherry and the Juice has 10x more. Drink it an hour before bed. 

Scottish Oatmeal: Oatmeal helps the nervous system relax and release tension. Scottish Oatmeal is high in tryptophan and melatonin. 1/2 cup an hour before bedtime. Throw some blueberries in it. Yum!

Dandelion Greens: The liver metabolizes your hormones. Insomnia can be related to a hormonal imbalance. Dandelions clean out the liver. Are you following this?

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