Thursday, March 14, 2013

DO YOU HAVE SLEEP DISORDERS??


          Diet is especially important when treating sleep disorders, and it is essential to rule out food intolerances as a cause. In one study of infants, sleeplessness was eliminated by removing cow's milk from the diet and then reproduced by its reintroduction.
Recommendations
           If you want to fall asleep more easily, eat a high-carbohydrate snack and avoid high-protein foods in the hour or two before bed time.
In the evening, eat turkey, bananas, figs, dates, yogurt, milk, tuna, and whole grain crackers or nut butter. These foods are high in tryptophan, which promotes sleep. Eating a grapefruit half at bedtime also helps.
            Avoid bacon, cheese, chocolate, eggplant, ham, potatoes, sauerkraut, sugar, sausage, spinach, tomatoes, and wine close to bedtime. These foods contain tyramine, which increases the release of norepinephrine, a brain stimulant.
Our digestive system slows at night. So, it is harder to digest late meals. Avoid heavy meals before bedtime.

DO YOU HAVE SUCH DISORDERS?

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