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.

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Best for Sleep: Milk

Best for Sleep: Milk

You can’t believe every old wives’ tale you hear, but your grandmother was right when she said that drinking a glass of milk before bed will help you sleep at night. Milk is a sleep supporter because it has tryptophan, which raises melatonin and serotonin levels in the body, both of which induce sleep. Plus, milk has calcium, and recent research has found that calcium deficiency in the diet can cause disturbed sleep patterns.

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25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté