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Find Out How Diet Can Affect Your Sleep

Did you know that what you eat can have an impact on your sleep? Turkey, for example, helps you sleep because of the tryptophan and cherries (in particular tart cherry juice is highly helpful in promoting sleep) and bananas can help you sleep too.

On the other hand, there are certain foods to avoid too close to bedtime. These include chocolate (due to the caffeine) and spicy foods that can cause heartburn. You also want to avoid drinking coffee, hot cocoa or caffeinated tea before bed.

Sleep-Promoting Supplements

Dr. Kriva also recommends certain supplements including valerian root. He’s used valerian for many years with great success for patients. The naturally occurring plant-based substance metabolizes cleanly to allow you to fall asleep.

Try Chamomile or CBD

We also started offering CBD oil recently, which seems to be helpful for sleep. Dr. Kriva’s grandma used to make chamomile tea which is also very helpful for promoting sleep.

Close the Kitchen

It’s also a good idea to stop eating about 2-3 hours before going to bed to give your digestive system plenty of time to break down that meal before you go to sleep.

We encourage you to do some research on foods that promote sleep and find the things that you like. We hope these tips will help you get a good night’s sleep and feel refreshed and stay healthy.

Check out Dr. Kriva’s video for more information!

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