5 Foods That Help You Sleep
Having trouble dozing off? Choose one of these late-night snacks or drinks to help you get some shut-eye.
Not all cherries are created equal, and not all will help you sleep. Tart cherries rather than sweet or maraschino cherries could help you rest at night. “There is research to show they have melatonin, which is a hormone that helps you sleep,” says Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., author of Food & Mood ($18, amazon.com) and Eat Your Way to Happiness ($8, amazon.com). “When there is an increased level of melatonin in your body, it helps you sleep better.”
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