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5 foods that will help you sleep better

A good night's sleep is what all of us need after a grinding day at work. Try these 5 foods that will ensure that you sleep well tonight

Written by Sudhakar Jha | Published : September 13, 2018 6:54 AM IST

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Yes, this fruit has amazing taste can help you finally get the sound sleep that you have been yearning for all day. A study conducted by researchers at Taipei Medical University in Taiwan saw that volunteers who ate two kiwis an hour before hitting the bed, slept almost a full extra hour. Full of vitamins C and E, serotonin and folate, kiwi induces sleep due to the serotonin, the chemical that regulates sleep cycle.

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Fish have been scientifically proven to help you sleep better. A paper published in the journal Scientific Reports found that good quality sleep is closely associated with consumption of fish. The study, conducted on Chinese school children, found that the kids experienced high-quality sleep due to the omega-3 fatty acids in fish. What else? Well, they reported a higher IQ as well. Also Read - Instead Of A Hard 'No', Know Why It Is Better To Explain Things To A Child

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Loaded with nutrients such as magnesium and selenium, nuts are amazing foods that give you a good quality sleep. A 2017 study conducted by researchers at the Loma Linda University Health concluded that eating snacks consisting of nuts can fortify the brainwave frequencies associated with sleep.

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A 2005 study conducted by the British Cheese Board saw volunteers eat a small piece of cheese, about 18g, half an hour before they went to bed and experience a good sleep. The majority of these cheese-eating sleepers claimed that consuming cheese before sleeping helped them snooze better. Cheese also contains tryptophan, yes, that same sleep inducer!