If sleep disorders are troubling you, then the trick might lie in consuming certain foods for better sleep. After a day’s work, travelling and crazy sessions at work, all one wants is a good night’s sleep. Everybody wants to be able to sleep like a baby every time they hit the bed.
But for many of us patting ourselves to sleep is a Herculean task. Sleep is one of the most important criteria for better health and mind and improving your food intake can help you to get better zzz’s..
According to American scientists, people who eat a large variety of food have the healthiest sleep pattern.
From a new study at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows that certain nutrients may play an underlying role in short and long sleep duration.
Dr. Grandner, from a research team says, “Overall, people who sleep seven to eight hours each night differ in terms of their diet, compared to people who sleep less or more. We also found that short and long sleep are associated with lower food variety.”
REASONS FOR SHORT SLEEP
Very short sleep is associated with less intake of tap water and lycopene which is found in red-and orange-coloured foods and total carbohydrates.
Short sleep iss associated with less vitamin C, tap water, selenium which is found in nuts, meat and shellfish, and more lutein/zeaxanthin which is found in found in green, leafy vegetables.
REASONS FOR LONG SLEEP
Long sleep is associated with fewer intakes of theobromine which is found in chocolate and tea, dodecanoic acid (a saturated fat), choline which is found in eggs and fatty meats, total carbohydrates, and more alcohol.