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5 Midnight Snacks that Won't Hurt Your Sleep

by Waverly Wilde

Eating before bed is bad, or so the saying goes. But what if the adage was – GASP – wrong? What if midnight snacks actually are good for your sleep?

While our primary goal is to provide you with the best mattress in town, not blow your mind, we are taking some time from our regular mattress-selling duties to, well, blow your mind. There are in fact foods that are good to eat before bed and foods that will actually help improve your sleep!

What are they? We’re glad you asked. Let’s take a look.

 

Bananas

Forget going cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, it’s time to go bonkers for bananas, especially right before bed. The yellow fruit will do a lot for you: The magnesium helps your muscles relax, and they are also chocked full of other chemicals which will help you drift off to a nice and comforting sleep.

 

Almond Joy

We could waste all our blog space here talking about all of the benefits that you get from eating almonds, but instead, we’ll just leave you with a few of the big takeaways: Almonds have melatonin and magnesium in them – both of which may help your sleep.

Of course, food isn’t a magic bullet when it comes to fixing sleep, and if your mattress isn’t up to snuff it doesn’t matter how much sleep-helping food you stuff in your gut. Luckily you have an ace mattress store right in your backyard – us! Stop in or give us a call today and we’ll be sure to match you with the mattress of your dreams.

 

Trip To The Phan

A lot of people seem to know this one already, but for those of you that don’t, tryptophan is a great thing to turn too when you are having problems sleeping – so get ready to gobble up that turkey or pump yourself full of pumpkin seeds. Just remember that fall foods will help you fall asleep, and you’ll be set.

 

Cherry-ful Choices

Most of the foods on this list so far have been on the healthier side, leaving people who have a sweet tooth a little out of luck.

Until now, that is! And while it probably isn’t a good idea to sit down and eat a whole pie before you head to bed each night, cherries have been shown to help sleep. It just might be the sweetest solution to your sleep situation.

 

Go For Some Yogurt

A little bit of yogurt before you go to bed is a great late-night snack, and it even has bonus magical properties! Well, it’s actually just basic nutrition: Yogurt is high in calcium, and some research has shown that if you lack calcium, it may be hard for you to fall asleep.

 

Diet is one way to help improve your sleep, but it’s far from the complete picture. Keep an eye on our blog for more sleep tips, and remember that a big part of the sleep equation is your mattress – and we’re right down the road ready to help you find a new mattress that you’ll fall asleep soundly on night after night.