In these current testing times where stress and anxiety is probably at its highest for many of us, the ability to sleep well can work wonders for your mental and physical wellbeing. Research suggests that consistently good quality sleep can boost your immune systems and prevent the risk of health issues developing in your body.
It’s recommended that on average an adult should get between 7-9 hours of sleep. However, since the Coronavirus pandemic occurred and many more people are being restrained to staying home, those complaining about the lack of sleep is on the rise.
Before you consider reaching for the sleeping tablets, however, there are alternative ways that you can ensure you get adequate sleep, including making changes to your diet. There are particular foods that you can have which help to promote better sleep and enhance your sleep quality. Here are 3 foods and drinks that you can have.
Chamomile tea is a popular choice of herbal tea that can help to provide many health benefits. In particular, they contain flavonoids which is an antioxidant that helps to reduce inflammation and reduce the chances of heart disease. Studies also suggest that it can help to prevent depression and anxiety.
Apegenin is another antioxidant that Chamomile tea contains which binds the receptors together in the brain to promote feelings of sleepiness and reduce insomnia.
Kiwi’s are an extremely nutritious fruit to have in your diet and contain only 42 calories which prevents your stomach from feeling bloated or full. Kiwi has nutrients to improve your digestive health and lower cholesterol levels. In regards to improving your sleep, serotonin and antioxidants are the key to improving your sleep.
Walnuts are famous for their nutritional value, containing up to 19 different vitamins and minerals as well as being packed in fibre. They also have plenty of phosphorus, magnesium and manganese.
Researchers have found that eating walnuts are considered one of the best foods to ensure a good night’s sleep. This is because they are a natural source of melatonin.
It’s likely each and every one of us is doing our best to ensure we can stay positive during national lockdown’s. Having a good quality of sleep can help towards feeling better throughout our daily lives. Before considering reaching for the sleeping tablets, try to make the changes to your diet by adding the foods mentioned above. If in some cases you struggle to get the vitamins and minerals that you need, multivitamin tablets can help to incorporate more nutrients into your diet.