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Health Tip: Choosing the Right Bedtime Snack

👤by HealthDay 0 comments 🕔Monday, September 28th, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- It's not easy to fall asleep with a growling belly, so satisfying bedtime hunger becomes important.

The National Sleep Foundation suggests these snacks:

A handful of almonds with either half a banana or a handful of cherries, which contain the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin. Whole-grain crakcers and peanut butter, which contain complex carbohydrates and tryptophan, a sleep-promoting amino acid. Warm milk, which contains calcium, magnesium and tryptophan. A mug of decaffeinated herbal tea, but without ginseng, which can act as a stimulant. A small bowl of whole-grain cereal or warm oatmeal with milk. These contain magnesium, carbohydrates, calcium and melatonin. Half of a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, a great source of tryptophan.

-- Diana Kohnle

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