Sleep Awareness Week: Eat these foods to improve sleep quality

Studies have shown that lack and disturbed sleep has immediate negative effects on hormones.

Sleep Awareness Week: Eat these foods to improve sleep quality
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New Delhi: A good sound sleep is very important for our body to function properly and to lead a healthy life. Studies have shown that lack and disturbed sleep has immediate negative effects on hormones.

Nowadays, many people face problems in getting a proper sleep and often seek medical help.

But, it's best to avoid medication and opt for a natural cure as it will reduce the risk of unnecessary side effects.

Here is a list of foods one should include in their daily diet to improve their sleep quality:

Almonds

Eating a handful of almonds before going to bed helps in getting proper sleep because it contains rich amount of magnesium – a mineral which will help in steadying the heart rhythm.

Bananas

This fruit is a good source of Vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin – a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness. Eating banana daily helps you to sleep better.

Dark chocolate

Consuming dark chocolate helps you get better sleep at night because it contains serotonin, which relaxes your body and mind.

Oats

Having a bowl of oats before going to bed helps in getting proper sleep as it contains a rich amount of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and silicon.

Sleep Awareness Week is being observed from March 11 to 17 across the globe. The theme for this year is “Begin with Sleep” which highlights the importance of good sleep health for individuals to best achieve their personal, family, and professional goals.

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