|Sleep Council Recipe: Tips for a Good Sleep|
|Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:25|
Nod off with a ‘biryawni’ or hit snooze central with a banana! The right food can definitely help get you in the mood for sleep.
According to The Sleep Council, certain foods are known to aid sleep – in exactly the same way that caffeine is known to disrupt it. As well as sleeping on a good bed in a well ventilated, dark and quiet room, achieving a great night’s sleep can be affected by what you eat in the hours before bedtime.
Says Jessica Alexander of The Sleep Council: “Certain foods are known to calm the brain and help promote sleep so eating the right things before bedtime is definitely part of the recipe for a good night’s kip.
“While we don’t recommend eating a big meal just before bedtime as it can lead to discomfort and indigestion, some people find a bedtime snack a helpful aid to sleep.
“The best is one that contains complex carbohydrates and protein and perhaps some calcium – which is why dairy products are one of the top sleep-inducing foods.”
Choosing the right ingredients was certainly the thinking behind chef Gurpareet Bains’ so-called’ biryawni’. He claims his lamb masala recipe has an insomnia-fighting effect thanks to the inclusion of an oil with intoxicating effects and nutmeg which contains a psychoactive substance that aids sleep.
Other foods known to aid restful sleep include:
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Sleep Council Recipe: Tips for a Good Sleep
Thursday, 16 August 2012
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