Do you struggle to get to sleep?
According to a new survey, eating fruit before bed improves sleep quality.
‘The Sleep Charity’ has released its top five tips for how to get better quality sleep, with fruit consumption shortly before bed topping the list.
It says bananas in particular can help you drift off due to their high level of magnesium and potassium, which help to relax muscles.
Fruit encourages the production of melatonin, a hormone that occurs naturally in your body which plays a big role in how well you sleep.
However, fruit isn’t the only food that can earn you a well-needed rest.
The survey also recommends almonds, fish, whole-grain cereals and oatcakes with cheese to help you drift off. It also says marmite contains natural substances that help induce sleep.
The Sleep Charity has suggested some more tips:
• Switch off screens – Screens can suppress the body’s production of melatonin
• Do relaxing activities like reading. A bath shortly before bed can also help
• Try meditation
• Create the “ideal bedroom environment” – The charity says making your room cool, dark and quiet is key, along with keeping clutter out of sight.