SICK OF COUNTING SHEEP? 10 FOODS THAT WILL HELP YOU SLEEP!

There is nothing more frustrating than laying in bed, awake in a dark room hoping you'll get to sleep.. meanwhile the clock keeps ticking over and before you know it it's almost sunrise.  The following foods can be added to your diet for a good night's sleep!

Nutrients to support sleep:

Tryptophan is an amino acid that increases levels of serotonin in the brain which creates a calming effect on the mind and body. Fuel up with foods high in tryptophan for a good night's sleep! Another nutrient that will help you fall asleep is  magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral which supports a quality night's sleep by relaxing muscles of the body and lungs to put you straight on the road to snooze-town.

Here are my top 10 foods for sleep:

1. Quinoa

2. Lentils

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3. Flaxseed

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4. Almonds

5. Dark chocolate or raw cacao powder

6. Peanuts

7. Amaranth

8. Pumpkin seeds

9. Brown rice 

10. Spinach