The saddest thing every day is to study or work late into the night and have no time to rest.
But what hurts more than sadness is that I am too tired to do so, but I am lying in bed, counting sheep until my head cramps…
Do you think it’s miserable?
It is said that there are many widely circulated tips to help sleep, many of which are related to eating. Dr. Clove will come to talk about the topic of sleep with you today.
Can food help sleep?
1. Drink a little wine?
Many people think that if you drink a little wine before going to bed, you will feel dizzy and sleep well. If you drink too much accidentally, you will be able to pass out directly, which is effective!
But in fact, alcohol is by no means a good thing for what to help you sleep. On the contrary, it will greatly reduce your sleep quality. It is not only easy to wake up in the middle of the night, but also affects your waking degree the next day.
Therefore, getting drunk cannot solve the problem, it will only make you stay.
2. A glass of milk?
Drinking milk before going to bed and supplementing calcium to help sleep are almost becoming a golden rule of diet.
The saying that milk helps sleep is that milk is rich in tryptophan.
Indeed, tryptophan can be converted into serotonin and melatonin in the body, both of which are meaningful for regulating sleep.
If tryptophan is to work, it must be sufficient. Just drink milk, then you have to grow several stomachs.
However, for some people, milk does help sleep. Because a small cup of warm milk relaxes the mood and is also a help to sleep.
3. Eat a bowl of cereal?
It is said that the reason why cereal can help sleep is:
- Oatmeal contains carbohydrates, which will raise blood sugar and insulin levels, promote tryptophan to enter the brain, secrete serotonin and help sleep. Oatmeal contains a lot of vitamin B and magnesium, which are good for the secretion of serotonin and melatonin.
From this point of view, as long as it is starchy food, plus a compound supplement, can achieve the effect.
However, in fact… should not sleep or not sleep, not hungry there is no need to eat.
4. Is chocolate all right?
Rumor has it that chocolate helps sleep because it contains magnesium.
Those who say this must forget… there is more caffeine in chocolate.
A piece of dark chocolate (28 grams) contains 12 milligrams of caffeine, which is equivalent to a sip of coffee (30 milliliters).
If it’s a caffeine sensitive person, you can’t sleep this night.
In a word, all kinds of [tricks] are actually not very reliable.
Can eating what solve insomnia?
Dr. Clove seriously tells you: If you really suffer from insomnia, there is only one thing that can solve the problem:
However, don’t feel sad. Although food can’t treat insomnia, eating it right can still improve it slightly:
- Don’t eat too late. You can’t sleep well when you hold on. You should finish your dinner at least three hours before you go to bed. Don’t sleep hungry. Hungry is also bad sleep, if you feel hungry before going to bed, you can eat some starch-based food, such as oatmeal, millet gruel, etc. Dinner is light. Spicy, salty and greasy, and you can’t sleep well. It’s better to eat more fruits and vegetables, coarse grains and low-fat meat. Be careful of caffeine. Coffee, milk tea, cola, chocolate, these caffeine big to watch out for; Don’t drink too much water before going to bed. If you run to the toilet one after another at night, what sleep quality should you mention? Don’t smoke or drink before going to bed. Drinking will affect sleep quality, while smoking will only make you more and more excited…
To sum up, a light and nutritious dinner is the most important.
In addition to paying attention to eating, what else can I do?
Many young people nowadays, insomnia is not due to diseases, but simply because they slept wrong. Dr. Clove gives you some advice:
- Take a hot bath at night to help relax physically and mentally. Change a comfortable bed sheet quilt cover and try sleeping naked. If you are still used to wearing something, you’d better choose loose, pure cotton or silk pajamas. Dim the lights one to two hours before going to bed to warm up for sleep. Turn off all lights, including night lights, when sleeping. Stay away from mobile phones, computers and TV. If you are bored, you can try reading a book, such as Gao Shu and Ma Zhe. How many times have you said that you should go to bed at the end of the day, procrastination must be cured, and [you should go to bed tomorrow]?
Put down your cell phone and sleep with your eyes closed!