(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Can’t fall asleep? Try one of those old wives’ tales that’s actually true: warm milk. Milk contains tryptophan, which helps the brain release serotonin. Both of these chemicals are believed to help you fall asleep. Tryptophan is also found in jasmine rice and turkey.
A recent study found cherries may help promote sleep as well. They’re one of the only natural sources of melatonin, which helps regulate our body’s clock. It’s the active ingredient in many sleep aids.
Bananas and sweet potatoes contain the natural muscle relaxant potassium. Both are good for sleeping, and overall health. Bananas also contain magnesium, and digest slowly through the night, letting you sleep better.