Have You Ever Eaten Sleep-inducing Foods?

United States
February 18, 2007 4:23pm CST
Lots of people has experimented with a variety of sleeping-inducing foods to see which work best for their particular physiology. Preliminary studies show that the herb valerian may improve sleep, but its effects are mild. Comfort foods-foods your mama used to make like mashed potatoes or mac and cheese-can you feel warm and soft, however you should try a more adult alternative, such oatmeal or low-fat chocolate pudding. Could eat something two hours before bedtime will convert to sleep-boosting chemicals? What do you think?
3 responses
• United States
5 Mar 07
The best sleep-inducing food I eat is a delicious meal, in general. It is not just one food. For example, going to an Indian restaurant, or Middle Eastern restaurant that has delicious and healthy food spread out over the table. I eat a little of everything and that really makes me feel sleepy and happy.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Melatonin is a natural, herbal remedy for assisting with sleep. Eating turkey tends to put people to sleep because of a chemical in it (I cant remember the name of it, sorry) Chocolate will NOT aid in sleep, as there i caffeine in chocolate, so I don't suggest that. And actually, eating very close to bed time can disrupt your sleep, as your body is NOT able to rest, as it is focusing on digesting.
@chetlog (624)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
The best sleep inducing drink I've tried so far is plain milk. Or maybe its been our habit since childhood that before we go to bed mom always had a glass of milk for us to drink. Anyway, it helps me and I guess that's the important thing.