Improve sleep quality with these amazing foods

As sleep issues are becoming more common in post pandemic world, the role of nutrition in boosting sleep quality cannot

Published on Jun 30, 2022 04:45 PM IST 6 Photos

Sound sleep can refresh, reset and rejuvenate our mind and body as well as prevent risk of illnesses. Yet, many people struggle with sleep. Sleep disorders are especially on rise in the post pandemic world where the quality of sleep has been severely affected and many people feel dull and tired all the time. Nutrition can play a key role in improving sleep quality. There are certain foods that can help you in relaxing, falling and staying asleep. Nutritionist Lovneet Batra recommends 5 such foods to boost sleep quality.(Unsplash)

Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha's main active ingredients are withanolides, which are believed to carry a host of benefits including the ability to ease stress. Plus, it naturally contains triethylene glycol that may bring on sleepiness. You can have it 30 minutes before bedtime for a good night's sleep.

Chamomile Tea: This one’s a complete superstar. All you need is some warm water, a cup and a chamomile tea bag on days you don’t feel like turning in. Chamomile tea is a storehouse of apigenin, an antioxidant that binds to receptors in the brain that promotes sleepiness. (Shutterstock)

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Almonds: Almonds are full of fibre and good fats which helps to prevent chronic disease. Almonds are a good source of magnesium, which is needed to regulate sleep-promoting melatonin. Magnesium also relaxes your muscles.(Unsplash)

Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, contains tryptophan as well as a good amount of zinc, both of which helps the brain turn tryptophan into serotonin which is the precursor to melatonin.(Pixabay)

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