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5 ideal evening snacks for insomniacs

If you're peckish late at night, it's important you don't end up eating foods that will keep you awake.

Although eating just before bed is best avoided, if you absolutely have to eat something, the five best snacks are:

1. Cheese and crackers
2. A slice of wholegrain toast with a slice of cheese
3. A banana with a teaspoon of peanut butter
4. A bowl of wholegrain cereal with milk
5. A piece of fruit with yogurt

The reason why these are such great nighttime snacks is down to the fact they all combine carbohydrates with calcium or tryptophan.

Calcium and tryptophan boost serotonin which makes us feel calm and helps induce sleep.

Even though these are good late-night snacks, you should only indulge at least an hour before you plan on going to bed.

Source: Fox News

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Last updated: August 28, 2013

This Article Was Written By

Martin Reed

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  • Amanda
    February 12, 2014, 3:07 pm

    Even though snacking late at night isn’t the best idea, as stated in this article, it is great to have a list of food that will help you sleep when you need to eat before bed. Another idea if you are thirsty before bed, is tart cherry juice. This beverage naturally boosts your body’s melatonin supply, but watch the sugar content.

    • Martin Reed
      February 14, 2014, 7:56 pm

      I’m not convinced by the claims made about tart cherry juice – especially when you consider the study that found the juice to aid sleep was funded by a cherry juice manufacturer.