8 Foods You Had No Idea Could Put You To Sleep
Put down the sleeping pills and go for a healthier option that helps you hit the sack

March 15, 2018

If you skimp on sleep, your health—and your sanity—pay the price.

But even if you’re committed to logging the recommended 7 to 8 hours a night in bed, you still can find yourself tossing and turning when the lights go out.

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And you’re not alone: Up to 1 in 3 adults say they occasionally experience insomnia, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

It’s no surprise that certain foods or drinks—think coffee, alcohol, and even too much sugar—can make your sleep woes worse. But you might not realise that others can actually help you snooze better.

Here are 8 foods and drinks that can help you achieve quality shuteye: