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Foods that Promote Better Sleep

Our energy levels throughout the day and sleep quality are directly linked to our eating behaviors. Excessive caffeine consumption and a diet lacking essential nutrients affect our sleep quality. Include these foods to rest easier at night. 😴

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids:  Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids help release and regulate the production of melatonin.
    • Salmon, tuna, walnuts, almonds, flax/hemp seeds, Brussels sprouts, avocado. 
  • Herbs: Herbs have specific properties that can promote relaxation, decrease anxiety, and induce sleep.
    • Herbs like chamomile, lavender, passionflower, and lemon balm are great choices for a restful night of sleep!
  • Misc: A whole food- nutrient dense diet targets can improve sleep quality overall.
    • Include food items like organ meats, white rice, bananas, tart cherries, and kiwi. 

Were you surprised by any of these sleep-promoting food items? It’s amazing what food could do! Sleep can further improve by enhancing lifestyle behaviors, as well. Eat well, sleep well!

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