1 - AVOID STIMULANTS TO SLEEP WELL
You have understood that it is absolutely necessary to avoid stimulants after 4 pm: coffee, tea and cola-based drinks. The caffeine they contain is very exciting for the nervous system and its action can even last several hours.
Other foods should be avoided before going to sleep, such as spicy dishes, glutamate, which is very present in Japanese cuisine (Makis), and of course fatty foods such as burgers, pizzas, French fries, deli meats, etc. Otherwise, night sweats and restless sleep are guaranteed!
2 - WARM MILK, A CLASSIC FOR BETTER SLEEP
Milk contains an amino acid that plays a role in sleep: tryptophan. Tryptophan is a metabolic precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which promotes sleep.
So is milk really effective against sleep disorders? At least not on its own, because it does not contain enough trytophan, hot milk is a comforting and relaxing drink, it can be strengthened if we add orange blossom. Orange blossom is said to have soothing and sedative properties, particularly recommended in cases of insomnia, anxiety attacks or palpitations.
3 - HERBAL TEA
Sedative plants are capable of promoting relaxation and sleep: linden, verbena, orange blossom, chamomile, as well as passion flower and lemon balm. The ritual that accompanies the preparation and consumption of the herbal tea plays a favorable role. This is a proven practice, which it would be a shame not to try. Other plants improve the quality of sleep without disrupting its different stages. Among those that have proven themselves, we can mention valerian and especially the California poppy (Eschscholzia). This plant is an anxiolytic, it has a proven effect against anxiety. It is known, for example, that it contains alkaloids as active ingredients that act as a natural sleeping pill. Don't hesitate to drink a good herbal tea 1 hour before going to sleep.
4 - MELATONIN, THE SLEEP HORMONE
Melatonin is one of the best natural alternatives to help us fall asleep. We adopt it thanks to foods that are full of it. Cherries are one of the main natural sources of melatonin. They have sedative properties, American researchers discovered, following a study in 2012, that drinking cherry juice twice a day, morning and evening, helped gain an average of one hour of sleep.
Other foods contain melatonin and others have elements essential to the secretion of this hormone, such as tryptophan, magnesium or calcium. In addition to its aphrodisiac virtues, ginger is full of melatonin. It can be consumed in a tea, in a herbal tea, in a yogurt or in the form of essential oil or powder. Thus, it can be added to dishes or desserts, without any problem.
4 - LAVENDER
Lavender is known for its soothing properties. Slightly sedative, the Mediterranean blue gold acts as an anxiolytic and participates in relaxation. Its essential oil contains linalool and linalyl acetate, which act directly on the central nervous system and lead to a calmed state of mind. When sleep does not come, breathing its fragrance relaxes the muscles and calms the nerves. All that's left is to let yourself go into the arms of Morpheus....
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