Foods to Help You Sleep

Oatmeal with Almonds 1 of 9

The ideal nighttime snack when you're struggling to fall under the spell of sleep should be a mix of carbohydrates and protein. A blend of carbohydrate-rich whole grain oats and almonds should do the trick.

  • Almonds include the protein you will need, but they also have tryptophan and magnesium. This is a good snack to have before bedtime because it combines carbohydrates with protein.
  • Your body uses tryptophan to produce serotonin, which produces healthy sleep and mood stability.
  • Magnesium serves as an agent to calm nerves and relax muscles, which should help get you to sleep in no time.