What you eat in the evening plays a critical role in the quality and duration of your sleep. Ensure sweet dreams by choosing one of our best foods to eat late at night. By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D.
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Cherries are one of the few foods that naturally contain melatonin, which helps control your body’s internal clock. This sleep-promoting hormone lowers body temperature and helps induce drowsiness. A recent study found that adults who drank two daily glasses of tart cherry juice slept 40 minutes longer on average and had up to a 6% increase in sleep efficiency. Try a small bowl of fresh cherries or a glass of tart cherry juice before bed to help you get some shut-eye.