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Do You Have Trouble Falling Asleep At Night?


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Eating a light bedtime snack that contains tryptophan may help. Tryptophan is an amino acid that your body converts to melatonin and serotonin, both of which are thought to induce sleep.

Light-and-easy bedtime snacks high in tryptophan may include a cup of yogurt with granola, a small bowl of oatmeal with low-fat milk or a banana. - Mayo Clinic
- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 6/16/2010 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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ABAILEY13 6/17/2010 9:14:00 AM

    Try drinking a warm glass of milk as well.
WINDCHILL90 6/21/2010 1:01:00 PM

    When you have your tryptophan snack, don't pair it with carbs, i.e., crackers, bread, etc. the carbs turn to sugar and kind of negate the "sleepy" effect of tryptophan.
PS. Turkey - really good source of tryptophan

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