Best and Worst Foods for Sleep

What you eat for dinner plays an important role at bedtime. Add these 9 sleep-inducing foods to your evening routine while watching out for these 5 sleep inhibitors to ensure a restful night’s sleep.

Eating for Great Sleep
Photo: Paramount Pictures/PhotoFest

Eating for Great Sleep

Tired of counting sheep? Lying awake at night when you’re having trouble falling asleep can be extremely frustrating and may lead to unhealthy food choices, weight gain, and increased risk for obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Research has found that nearly 70 million Americans are sleep deprived, and this number is growing.

While we know that shutting down electronics an hour before bedtime and hitting the sack at the same time every night can help achieve optimal sleep health, what you eat for dinner can also play a role. Since a good night’s sleep is important for our health and well-being, serve one of these sleep-inducing foods at dinner while keeping the sleep-offending foods to a minimum.

More Ways To Get Cooking Light



JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe