These foods and drinks can boost your sleep quality

These foods and drinks can boost your sleep quality

The Best Foods and Drinks for Better Sleep

Our customers drink GABA Red for a whole host of reasons, but one that seems to come up frequently is to help with a good night’s sleep. We designed GABA Red with relaxation in mind; it’s powered by passionflower and linden which are both recognized for their role in promoting healthy sleep.

Want to maximize your chances of a satisfying slumber? Try pairing your evening GABA Red with some of these sleepy substances and see how you get on. 

Turkey for Tryptophan

Turkey is high in tryptophan, an essential amino acid that serves as a precursor to serotonin. Tryptophan’s role in producing serotonin, which can be converted into the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, suggests that tryptophan may help promote better sleep. Adding a moderate serving of turkey to your dinner might be the key to a better night’s sleep.

Nutrient-Rich Nuts and Fish

Nuts, especially almonds and walnuts, are packed with melatonin and magnesium, both of which have been shown to promote sleep quality. Fatty fish, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, can also increase the production of serotonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep cycles.

Carbohydrates and Sleep

Including foods like whole-grain bread and white rice in your evening diet can help. These carbohydrate-rich foods are linked to better sleep, especially when consumed a few hours before bedtime. Peanut butter and other nut-based butters, when paired with carbohydrates like a slice of toast, may aid in relaxation before sleep. Bananas are a healthy source of carbs, and their potassium and magnesium content can help with muscle relaxation, plus they contain our good friend tryptophan, making them a perfect snack to get you ready for bed.

Try Mixing your GABA Red with Sour Cherry Juice and Kiwi

Sour cherry juice and kiwis provide a natural source of serotonin and antioxidants that can improve sleep duration and quality. Consuming these a few hours before bed may help in faster sleep onset. Improve your chances further by knocking up a GABA Red cocktail with these two sleep boosters.

Foods to Avoid Before Bed

To promote restful sleep, it's just as important to avoid certain foods and drinks as it is to consume sleep-promoting ones. Caffeine and alcohol are notorious for disrupting sleep patterns and should be avoided in the hours leading up to bedtime. Some foods, such as tomatoes and eggplant contain a substance called solanine, which plants in the nightshade family use to deter insects. If you’re sensitive to solanine, you may find that these veggies can disrupt your sleep.

Frequently Asked Questions

What food is best to eat before bed?
Whole grains, nuts, fatty fish, and certain fruits like kiwis and bananas are among the best foods to consume before bedtime for a better night's sleep.

Is it good to eat an egg before bed?
Yes, eggs are rich in protein and tryptophan, which can improve sleep quality. However, it's best consumed in the evening rather than right before bed.

What foods fight sleep?
High-sugar foods, spicy dishes, and those high in saturated fat can disrupt sleep. Similarly, caffeine and alcoholic beverages should be avoided near bedtime.

By including specific foods and drinks in your evening routine, you can significantly improve the quality of your sleep. Remember, though, that timing is crucial, and it's best to consume these foods a few hours before bed to avoid digestive discomfort. For more guidance on incorporating sleep-enhancing foods into your diet, explore resources like those provided by The National Sleep Foundation and other sites linked within this article.

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